24th Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot
This year the University of Lausanne has marked its 10th anniversary of participation in the Willem C. Vis International Arbitration Moot. Present 24th edition of the Willem C. Vis Moot is the biggest since its creation: 343 participating universities from all over the world.
The Team of the University of Lausanne was represented by Jonathan Bornoz, He Cheng, Daria Gorbacheva and Marleen Botterbrodt.
The Team has been coached by Sergii Drug under the supervision of Professor Andrea Bonomi.
The participation of the University of Lausanne has been a successful one, marked with an honorable mention in the competition for the Werner Mellis Award for the Best Memorandum supporting the position of Respondent (for the 3rd time).
With this achievement, University of Lausanne has been crowned with eight honorable mentions in its relatively short history of only ten participations in the Moot. It is for the 5th consecutive year that University of Lausanne comes back from Vienna with at least one mention.
The Problem of the XXIV Moot related to the complex issue of the commencement of the arbitration and the security for costs in international commercial arbitration; as well as the interpretation of the parties’ intent under the CISG regarding the provision of the exchange rate alongside the scope of the buyer’s obligation to peform a payment of a purchase price vis-à-vis public regulations in the state of the seller.
The Moot Problem and the full Moot results can be accessed on the Moot website.