XXII Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot
The team of the University of Lausanne at the annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial
Arbitration Moot has been crowned – for the third consecutive year – by an Honorable Mention for the
Best Memorandum for Claimant (Pieter Sanders Award – Best Memorandum for Claimant). In the
competition for the best memorandum for Claimant, University of Lausanne has been joined by three
more Swiss universities (Basel, Fribourg and St. Gallen) to be among the 20 best universities in the world.
The final stage of the competition took place in Vienna from March 26 to April 2 with 299 participating teams comprising a total of almost 3000 law students from all over the globe. During the general rounds of the hearings in Vienna, UNIL team pleaded twice as Claimant and twice as Respondent against Guajarat National University (India), University of Edinburgh (UK), Pepperdine University (USA) and University of Costa Rica.
The team of the University of Lausanne, participating in the XXII Vis Moot was coached by Ellina Zinatullina and Sergii Drug under the supervision of Professor Andrea Bonomi. It was composed of Tereza Cafourkova, Grégory De Martino, Dana Dreisbach, Deborah Herlan and Lenka Rehorova. The team has also benefited from the support of other faculty members and of the far-reaching research possibilities at the Swiss Institute of Comparative Law.
The hypothetical dispute of the XXII Vis Moot concerned the complex issues of non-signatories to the arbitration agreement and the provision of interim measures by an emergency arbitrator as well as contract avoidance under the 1980 Vienna Convention on the International Sales of Goods. For more information on the XXII Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, please follow the Moot website: https://vismoot.pace.edu/site/22nd-vis-moot.