March 8 – 10, 2024

The application is now open for the 2024 Transatlantic Negotiation Competition.

Transatlantic Competition Entry Form

Competition Details

  • TANC will be held virtually.
  • Because of the differences in when American and non-American schools start their semesters, the American field will be revealed in mid-November and the International side in January 2024. 
  • The registration fee is $150.00 U.S.
  • The competition problems will be released in February 2024.
  • The competition will take place March 8-10, 2024.
  • The competition will be in English.
  • Teams may consist of four persons, but only two persons from each team are eligible to compete in each round.
  • Each round will be one hour in duration.

The competition gives law students on both sides of the Atlantic an opportunity to hone their negotiation and communication skills in a transnational setting, with particular emphasis on the importance of cross-cultural negotiation and communication in resolving disputes and facilitating client agreements.

In each round of the competition, one team from the United States and one from Europe will face each other to resolve a series of problems presented in a particular factual scenario. The scenarios are not dependent on the law of a particular country and are the type commonly encountered in international business, trade, and political disputes.

Each simulation consists of a common set of facts known by all participants, as well as confidential information known only to the participants representing a particular side. Teams may consist of four persons, but only two persons from each team are eligible to compete in each round. Each panel of evaluators will consist of three judges, with at least one judge from either Europe or the United States.

All finalists and semifinalist teams will receive a trophy commemorating their accomplishments and individual awards will be given to the competition’s best advocate, the most creative solution to a bargaining problem, and best teamwork. 

Last year’s competition featured schools from 10 different countries, seven U.S. states, and the District of Columbia. Including judges, 21 different nations were represented, along with six continents, and 10 different time zones.

A look back at the 2021 Competition

A look back at the 2022 Competition