Thursday, October 8, 2009

Resources for Internal Selections, International Moot Pool

The following documents and links are provided to the participants for their aid in the Internal Selection for the International Moot Pool 2009-10.

Internal Selections, International Moot Pool - Rules & Regulations

Internal Selections For The International Moot Pool



Competition Round And Dates

Oral Round

· There will be only One Oral round, which will be held on the October 15th, 2009 from 3:00 pm onwards. The draw of lots will be at 1:00 pm.

· Each participant will be allotted a speaking time of 8 + 2 minutes.

Researcher Exam

· The researcher exam will be held on the October 16, 2009 from 5PM. Duration of the exam shall be specified later.

Speaking time, rules, timings of the oral round and the exam are subject to change.


· The Memorials must be prepared on the first two issues of the Moot Proposition of 2010 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition.

· All participants must submit their memorial/ written submissions only for the Applicantsside.

· The Pleadings section inclusive of the footnotes (arguments advanced) of the Memorial, must be no longer than 6,000 words. The statement of facts may not exceed 1,100 words. The summary of pleadings must not exceed 500 words.

· Participants must mail a copy of their memorials in MS Word 2003 or 2007 format by 14th October 11:59pm.

· The Official Rules of the 2010 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competitionshall be applicable for the format of the Memorial unless any rule to the contrary is notified by the MCA.

· Participants must not make any indication of identity upon any part of their memorial.

· Use of any unfair means is strictly prohibited.

· The memorials should be stapled or spiral bound. The use of Fancy/Bond Paper and spiral binding is strictly prohibited. Memorial should be printed on A4 size paper.

Submission of Memorial

Participants are required to submit 3 copies of their memorials to the MCA representative present at:

Venue: Gyan Mandir

Timing: 7pm – 8pm

Date: October 14th

After 8pm the memorial submission shall be at a penalty of 1 mark for the first half hour till 8-30pm and another extra 1 mark between 8-30pm to 9pm.

No memorials shall be submitted after 9pm.

Violation of the rules shall result in imposing a penalty on the participants scores and use of unfair means may result in disqualification and further disciplinary action. Please visit the blog for further details and documents.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

5th Nani Palkhivala Memorial Research Paper Competition, 2009

The MCA has received an invitation from the Government Law College, Mumbai requesting participation in the 5th Nani Palkhivala Memorial Research Paper Competition, 2009. It is jointly organised by the All India Federation of Tax Practitioners(AIFTP) and theIncome Tax AppellateTribunal(ITAT) Bar Association with the Government Law College Mumbai.

The Topic for the research paper is -

"Transfer pricing Regulation - Confluence and Conflict between India, OECD and other countries - comparative study"
-Associated Enterprises
-Scope - International Transaction
-Method of Computation of ALP
-Record Keeping
-Suggestion for either to improve

Students may refer to the following Publications as guidelines for the Research Paper:
1.Income Tax Act & Rules
2.IBFD publications
3.OECD publications
4. Transfer Pricing by Mukesh Bhutani
5.Transfer Pricing by CCH Deloitte Team
6.Transfer Pricing by Bombay Chartered Accountant Society
7.Transfer Pricing by The Chamber of Tax Consultants
8.New Tax Code

Participants are free to contact any lawyers or Chartered Accountants.
The top three papers of the competition shall be given cash prizes and certificates of merit.

Since every college may only send two entries and each article may be co-authored by a maximum of two authors there will be an internal shortlisting to select two papers that would represent the University. All interested participants may register with the MCA by sending an e-mail to The subject should read - Registration - 5th Nani Palkhivala Memorial Research Paper Competition.

The papers, .doc or .pdf format, are to be submitted to the MCA by 20th of October 5:00 PM by email. Two papers will be selected by a committee specially constituted for this purpose.
Participation is open to all students and not just members of any Moot Pool.

Download the Rules from -