20-22 JANUARY 2023

As a part of its Indian University Support Initiative, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP in association with the WB National University of Judicial Sciences (NUJS) is delighted to present the fifteenth edition of the NUJS-HSF National Corporate Law Moot Court Competition (NUJS HSF Moot).

The NUJS HSF Moot will take place from 20-22 January 2023 in Kolkota. The moot problem is based on contemporary issues in corporate and commercial law in India and will see participation from twenty Indian universities.

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2023 Edition

This year, after two years of virtual editions, we return to the in-person version.



The Moot problem has been drafted by Niranjan Venkatesan.

The moot problem

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The 2023 Moot will see participation from 18 leading universities in India.

Please contact the NUJS Moot Court Society for more information on participation in the NUJS HSF Moot.

NUJS HSF Moot Court Competition Winners 2023

Winners - NLS, Bangalore

Runners up - NLIU Bhopal

Best Speaker - Raj Shekhar, NUSRL Ranchi

Best Written Submission - NLIU Bhopal

Semi-Finalists - MNLU & DSNLU

Quarter-Finalists - NLUD, JGLS, RGNUL & NALSAR 

Celebrating fifteen years of the NUJS HSF Moot

2023 marks the fifteenth anniversary of the NUJS HSF Moot which has gained a reputation as one of the foremost corporate law moots in the country. We are proud of its success in providing a platform for law students to learn about the rich and complex field of Indian corporate law and sharpen their advocacy skills.

In 2018, we celebrated the tenth anniversary of the Moot. To mark the occasion HSF published a book (The NUJS-HSF National Corporate Law Moot Court Competition: The Collected Problems), compiling the ten problems of the Moot from 2008-2018. Not only does the book aim to showcase the problems that generations of Indian law students have dissected but it also highlights contemporary issues from the corporate world which law students, practitioners and businesses may find of interest.

Download a copy

Other initiatives in India

As part of HSF's wider commitment to India the firm continues to support various initiatives with Indian law schools including: the HSF Community Engagement Awards, designed to recognise and champion meaningful and high impact community engagement activity among law students in India; the NLU Delhi International Negotiation Competition; the International Lecture Programme jointly organised in India by HSF and Oxford University, and HSF Bridge, which connects law students with local charities and social causes in India, currently running across five Indian law universities.