About NLUO

NLUO, established in the year 2009 by Act IV of 2008 of the State of Odisha, is a vibrant addition to India’s national law universities. Within a short span, NLUO has made a mark for itself and is a formidable name in the mooting arena amongst all premier law schools of the country.

About the National Law University Odisha & Bose & Mitra & Co. International Maritime Arbitration Moot

The Moot Society of National Law University Odisha takes immense pleasure in announcing that the University shall be organizing the eighth edition of its flagship event, the   8th National Law University Odisha & Bose & Mitra & Co. International Maritime Arbitration Moot. The participating teams will be challenged to expand their understanding and defend their arguments rooted in theoretical as well as practical understanding of maritime law. The case study for this edition has been drafted by Prof. Andrew Tettenborn, Chair in Law, LLM Shipping & Trade; Prof. Simon Baughen, Professor (Maritime Law), LLM Shipping & Trade; & Prof. Dr. George Leloudas, Associate Professor, LLM Shipping & Trade; at The Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law, Swansea University, The United Kingdom. We at NLUO-IMAM believe in a rigorous selection process with an aim to ensure that the best teams proceed from the preliminary rounds and compete for the coveted prize. Thus, this year, along with memorial qualifiers, we are proud to introduce four rounds in the preliminary stage, where the top 20 teams will represent twice as claimants and twice as respondents in the oral rounds. The oral rounds of moot is scheduled to take place from 8th – 11th April, 2021.

The Moot and its Partners

In the 8th edition of IMAM 2021, we are proud to announce our collaboration with Bose & Mitra & Co. as our ‘Title Sponsor’ and The Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law (IISTL), Swansea University, the United Kingdom as ‘Associate Partner’. The awards for 8th IMAM 2021 are sponsored by Bose & Mitra & Co and the competition case study is drafted by IISTL, Swansea University. We also take pride in introducing our new collaboration with The Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration (SCMA) as ‘Global Partner’ and the Asian Institute of Alternative Dispute Resolution (AIADR) as our ‘Resource Partner’.

Important Dates

Competition Schedule- 8th NLUO BMC IMAM 2021
Release of Case Study & Commencement of Registration 02nd December 2020
Last date for seeking Clarifications to the Case Study 31st December 2020
Release of Clarifications to the Case Study 10th January 2021
Last date for Registration and Payment of the Preliminary Registration fees 31st January 2021
Last Date for Submission of the Electronic Copy of the Memorials 11th February 2021
Last Date for Submission of the Electronic Copy of the Memorials (with penalty) 12th February 2021
Results of Memorial Qualifier rounds 05th March 2021
Last Date for Payment of the Final Registration Fee 01st April 2021
Oral Rounds 08th – 11th April 2021

Venue for the Competition

We look forward to hosting the event on campus at National Law University, Odisha with all precautionary measures duly taken. However, if any exigent circumstances arise, the oral rounds shall be conducted virtually. Final confirmation of the venue will be intimated upon confirmation from the university administration by early March 2021.


The last date for filling the team registration form with the final team composition details is 31st January 2021, meanwhile, the teams can provisionally register using the same link. The participating teams are required to pay an initial ‘preliminary registration fee’ of INR 1500 for the Indian Teams and USD 50 for the Overseas Teams by 31st January 2021. A total of twenty (20) teams, with the highest memorial scores, shall qualify for the oral rounds. The results of the memorial qualifier rounds will be released tentatively on 05th March 2021. The qualifying teams shall pay an additional ‘final registration fee’ of INR 5500 for the Indian Teams and USD 100 for the Overseas Teams by 1st April 2021.

Important Links

All updates, concerning the Competition, will be available on:

Website:  Website

LinkedIn page: LinkedIn

Twitter page: Twitter

Facebook page:  Facebook

Instagram page:   Instagram

Contact Details

We’ll be happy to address any queries and assist you in the process. Feel free to reach out to us at imam@nluo.ac.in, or in the alternative, contact the undersigned:

Yasaschandra Devarakonda, Convenor (+91 91774 50926)

Rose Maria Sebi, Co-convenor (+91 97166 06465)

Sonia Mangtani, Secretary (+91 79742 77156)

Competition Rules

Case Study

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