University of Cambridge wins the 2nd NLU Delhi Herbert Smith Freehills International Negotiation Competition

Reported by Abhishek SinghUniversity of Cambridge defeated Deakin University to
lift the trophy of the the 2nd NLU Delhi Herbert Smith Freehills
International Negotiation Competition which was organized at NLU Delhi. The
competition was organized from 11-13 September 2015 and saw participation of 22
teams including 12 foreign universities and almost all the major law schools of
India. The format of the competition was divided into 4 rounds, Preliminary
Rounds 1 and 2, Semi Finals and the Finals. The competition was started last
year and seeks to familiarize the students of top law universities to the milieu
of international negotiation process and the negotiation simulations comprise
of a common set of facts known to all the participants and confidential
information known only the participants representing a specific party.

The teams which managed to break in the Semi Finals were
University of Cambridge, Deakin University, King’s College, London and
University of Oxford. The Semi Finals saw University of Cambridge battle
University of Oxford and King’s College, London take on Deakin University for a
place in the finals. The finals which took place between University of
Cambridge and Deakin University and were judged by HMJ V. Gopala Gowda, Judge, Supreme Court of India, Mr. Mark Bardell, Partner, Herbert Smith
Freehills, and Ms. Neena Gupta,
Group General Counsel, InterGlobe Enterprises. 

After the final rounds, the award and the valedictory
ceremony took place. The award for the Best
Negotiator, which was based on the score obtained in the Preliminary rounds,
went to Ms Senjuti Mallick from ILS Pune and was awarded a cash prize
of 200 GBP (~INR 20,000).  The award for
the Best Negotiation Plan went to University
of New South Wales, Sidney who also received a cash prize of 200 GBP (~INR
20,000). The Runners Up of the
competition, Deakin University
were awarded a cash prize of 500 GBP (~INR 50,000). The winning team of the
competition which comprised of Verain
Vaswani and Cyrus Chou from the University
of Cambridge lifted the trophy and were awarded a cash prize of 1000 GBP
(~INR 1,00,000).
Source: Legal news India

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