12 February 2014
Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners has announced the winner of the Belarusian National Rounds of the Philip C. Jessup 2014 International Law Moot Court Competition

The Belarusian National Rounds of the Jessup Competition in international law were held in Minsk on February 7-8, 2014 at the Belarusian State University, Faculty of International Relations.

Three teams from the Belarusian State University, Faculty of International Relations (Minsk), the International University "MITSO" (Minsk) and the Brest State University named after Pushkin (Brest) participated in the National Rounds of this year.

The winner of 2014 was the team from the International University "MITSO" which will represent Belarus at the International Rounds in Washington, DC (USA) in April 2014. The award for the best performance had been received by a team member of the Belarusian State University, the Faculty of International Relations master student Natalia Karkanitsa.

The judges of the contest were Managing Partner Dennis Turovets (Minsk), representatives of the Ministry of Justice and the International Finance Corporation in Minsk, partners and lawyers from major law firms and organizations as well as international law experts from Hungary, Brazil, Mexico, India and Latvia.

"We would like to acknowledge the excellent level of Belarusian teams - this opinion was shared by all the judges, including foreign ones who are experienced in both national and international rounds of competition. I believe that this factor will increase the prestige of the event among students. And we are happy that our social initiatives particularly in Belarusian Legal Education, for the Belarusian national rounds of competition named Jessup, are of a great demand among law students. We wish the national winner of 2014 rounds good luck at the International Round in Washington, and we hope that there will be more teams from other Belarusian Universities who tries their strengths in the National Rounds next year", - said Mr. Turovets, the Managing Partner of the Firm’s Minsk office.