International triumph for the Universidad Javeriana in the E-Moot 2020 on Antitrust Law

International triumph for the Universidad Javeriana in the E-Moot 2020 on Antitrust Law

The Pontificia Universidad Javeriana team has just won the International Moot Court on Competition Law (E-Moot 2020) organized by Universidad del Pacífico and the law firm Bullard Falla Ezcurra + in Lima, Peru. This year, 160 students in 31 teams from Spain and Latin America competed, and around 170 referees from more than 15 nations (renowned international lawyers and economists) were judges. This is a triumph, not only for the university, but also for Colombia as it is the first time that a Colombian university has won this competition, the most important Moot Court competition in Spanish. 

After months of preparation, the law and economics students from the Javeriana faced mock hearings against teams from some of the best Ibero-American Universities, such as the Carlos III University of Madrid, the Diego Portales University of Santiago de Chile and the host of the competition, the Pacific University of Peru. The hearings took place between August 5th and 8th of 2020 and was held virtually for the first time in the history of the competition.

The coaches for the winning team were Carlos Esguerra Cifuentes, founding partner of Avante Abogados and Olga María Mutis Ordoñez, professor of Contracts in the Javeriana University of Colombia. On the other hand, the winning students were Roy Parish, Juan Felipe Rojas, Gabriela Ramirez and Maria Camila Mora, from the Law Faculty, and Santiago Enrique Camargo, representative of the Economic and Administrative Sciences Faculty of Javeriana University. 

Last year, Javeriana University also managed to be a finalist of the contest, in which 17 teams participated in face-to-face audiences in Lima. In this occasion, the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana faced a Peruvian team of students from the Piura University, the Pacífico University and the Pontificia Universidad Católica of Peru. Again, Colombia made it to the final, but this time, it achieved the triumph. 

For more information, you can contact Dr Carlos Esguerra on his phone 312-434-1599, and Dr Olga María Mutis on her phone 313-395-9011. 

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