As with previous years, the White & Case Frankfurt and Paris offices hosted Vis Pre-Moots in connection with the 29th Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. In line with the format of the 29th Vis Moot, the White & Case Vis Pre-Moots were virtual.
The White & Case Vis Pre-Moots provided teams with the opportunity to plead in front of highly experienced arbitration practitioners and scholars, to help them prepare for the oral rounds of the virtual 2022 Vis Moot competition.
White & Case Frankfurt Vis Prep Rounds 2022
The Frankfurt office of White & Case hosted the Frankfurt Vis Prep Rounds 2022 on Thursday, 10 March 2022. The event was attended by ten participating teams from six countries (Australia, Germany, India, Italy, Japan and United Kingdom). The arbitrators were in-house counsel from international companies involved in trans-border disputes, experienced practitioners from seven White & Case offices and representatives from academia.
The final round saw the University of Cologne as Claimant facing Symbiosis Law School Pune as Respondent before a distinguished panel composed of Silvia Marchili (Chair, W&C Houston), Prof. Ulrich Schroeter (University of Basel) and Markus Burianski (W&C Frankfurt). The team of the Symbiosis Law School Pune emerged as winner of the Frankfurt Pre-Moot.
White & Case Paris Vis Pre-Moot
The Paris office of White & Case hosted the Paris Vis Pre-Moot on Friday, 25 March 2022. The event hosted 14 teams and approximately 40 arbitrators from Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Asia, and Australia. The teams took part in two general practice rounds, pleading before three-member panels of arbitrators comprising partners and associates from White & Case and other international law firms, in-house counsel from international companies, practitioners from arbitration institutions, and academics.
Please check back next year for information on dates, times and how to register your interest for next year's White & Case Vis Pre-Moots.
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