Taft Chicago litigator Daniel Saeedi is one of the coaches leading a group of John Marshall Law School students to compete in the Willem C. Vis East International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Hong Kong in April.
The six-student team will attempt to resolve the troubles between two companies in the fictional countries of Equatoriana and Mediterraneo surrounding the delivery of frozen horse semen. All students in the competition will have to make arguments on behalf of both the buyers and sellers, both in written briefs and during oral arguments. The competition’s contract issue focuses on tariffs that were imposed by one of the fictional countries. The students will be arguing who ultimately has to pay for the increased cost of frozen horse semen.
The Marshall team is scheduled to compete against law students from the Leibniz University of Hannover, based in Germany; the Renmin University of China, based in Beijing; the Institute of Law Nirma University, based in Ahmedabad, India; and the University of Mandalay, based in Mandalay, Myanmar.
Saeedi focuses his practice on labor and employment law and corporate litigation. He has represented governmental and private clients in workplace discrimination litigation, class action defense, policy formulation and litigation regarding employment agreements. In his corporate practice, he has represented directors, officers and shareholders in a wide range of corporate and securities-related disputes.