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The University of Trieste participates in the "Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot"

12 November, 2019

The University of Trieste participates in the "Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot".

The Willem C. Vis is a moot court, a simulated arbitration proceedings in international commercial law, which has been held in Vienna since 1994, and involves more than 350 teams from the most prestigious universities in the world, including Harvard, Cambridge, Ottawa and Singapore.

The University of Trieste competes, among some other Italian universities, for the fifth consecutive year: Professor Mauro Bussani, chair of Comparative Private Law, has identified the six students who will represent our university at this 26th edition.

The competition, which will be held in Vienna in April 2020, will be attended by Yasmina Abu Sharar, Gioia Codognotto, Danilo Devetak, Alessandra Fadel, Caterina Luzzi Conti and Erik Poleis.

The contest is entirely in English and is structured in 2 parts:

► a written part consisting in the editing of two memoranda, one for the claimant and one for the defendant part, to be presented respectively by mid-December and around the end of January

► an oral part to be held in Vienna from 2 to 9 April 2020


In the past editions, this project has represented for the mooties a unique opportunity for personal and professional growth.

They had the chance to improve their writing skills, the use of legal jargon, as well as the ability to manage complex group dynamics, having the opportunity of discussing with brilliant students from around the world as well as with the most renowned jurists and professionals experts in the field.

The Willem C. Vis is assuming a role of primary importance, not only in the international legal reality, but also in the regional and local one, since Trieste is one of the very few Italian universities and the only one in the Region to take part.


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