Team 27th/17th Moot
The Team of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin for the 27th/17th(East) Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot 2019/2020.
Aina has just finished an LL.M. in International Dispute Resolution at Humboldt University, with a primary focus on arbitration, and is now continuing her studies in Berlin. Having grown up in Ireland, she completed her Bachelor’s degree in Law (International) at University College Cork, as part of which she also spent a year studying on exchange in Montréal, Canada. Throughout the course of her studies, Aina has gained experience working in the arbitration team of a major international law firm in Frankfurt, as well as in the corporate department of one of Ireland’s largest law firms. In addition to her studies, she works for Prof. Dr. Gerhard Wagner and assists his chair in the coordination of the International Dispute Resolution LL.M. Programme. Aina is fluent in English, German and Indonesian and has good knowledge of French. During her Bachelor studies, Aina was the recipient of a Quercus “Creative and Performing Arts” scholarship, which allowed her to continue playing piano, violin, harpsichord and organ while studying law. In her spare time, Aina is an avid boulderer and rock climber and enjoys swimming, hiking, baking and going to the opera.
Jonas is studying law at Humboldt University in his 7th semester. During his studies, he has specialised in legal advice and drafting of contracts. Jonas is currently gaining practical experience working as a student assistant at a law firm and notary’s office. At present, he deals with the preparation of contracts for the sale of land and of testaments. During his 3th and 4th semester, Jonas led a tutorial for younger students in criminal law and general legal issues. Jonas speaks English fluently and has basic knowledge of French. Kite-surfing and sailing are part of his free time activities, as well as a part-time job as coach for competitive sailing.
Karla is studying law in the 3rd semester at Humboldt University with courses in French law and a seminar regarding Law and Technology in China and Germany. She completed internships at the district and regional court in Düsseldorf as well as the local administrative court. After spending seven years of her childhood living in China, in addition to studying Chinese for six months at Shanghai International Studies University, Karla has basic knowledge of Mandarin Chinese. She also speaks English fluently and has good knowledge in French as a result of working in France during her gap year. Karla is interested in politics and foreign languages and enjoys traveling as well as playing field hockey.
Lara is studying law in her third semester at Humboldt University. She previously lived in the United States for 11 years, where she obtained her High School Diploma in Radnor, Pennsylvania. At Humboldt University, she has completed two course modules in U.S. Business Law, as well as a seminar on Private Law Theory. To accompany her studies, Lara gained professional experience interning for a parliamentary representative in the German Bundestag, and for the North American office of an international corporation. She speaks both native English and German, and is politically active. In her free-time, Lara loves doing yoga and running.
Lola is a student in law in her 7th semester at Humboldt University . After taking courses on English law, she spent a year as a Visiting Student at the University of Oxford where she studied Company Law, EU Competition Law and Policy and Torts. Lola gained practical experience during internships at law firms specialising in commercial law, criminal law and media law as well as the German Parliament. Lola works at the Chair for Civil Law and Commercial Law of Prof. Dr. Lars Klöhn. She is fluent in English, can speak French and Spanish and gained international experience during exchange programmes in France, Spain, England and the US. In her free time, she enjoys sports, likes to go to the theatre and to exhibitions and is interested in literature, languages and the development of the European Union.
Matilda is studying law in the 5th semester at Humboldt University with a foreign language law degree in English Law. She gained her first experiences with internships in the German Parliament. During her school years, she took part in the nationwide competition "Jugend Debattiert" (Youth Debate), where she became state champion. This allowed her to gain insights in various trainings into the argumentative processing of topics. She is a scholarship recipient of the “Friedrich-Naumann-Foundation” and writes as a responsible editor for a department in a magazine. In addition to her journalistic work, she is passionate about literature and nutrition science.
Anne Philippczyk (Coach)
After her participation in the 26th/16th Vis season just gone, Anne is now continuing her Humboldt University Vis journey as a coach. She holds an LL.B. in English Law and German Law from King’s College London, and the German State Exam is next up on her agenda. Keen on practice in international dispute resolution, she has done several internships in the field, in large international as well as a boutique law firms. Alongside being a coach, she hold positions as a student assistant at the Humboldt University's Research Institute for Legal Practice as well as at a boutique arbitration law firm. Her two favourite hobbies perfectly complement one another: she loves to cook but loves running just the same.
Boyan Arshinkov (Coach)
Boyan has completed his law studies at the Humboldt University with a focus on international private law, the drafting of contracts, and venture capital. During his time at university, he pursued internships at a boutique law firm specialising in arbitration, mediation, and international contracts and at an arbitration institution. For 2.5 years Boyan worked as a student assistant for a law firm focussing on giving legal advice to high profile personalities in matters of press, copyright, and media law. Currently, he works full-time as a research assistant in the litigation department of a leading international law firm. Boyan has been supporting the pro bono legal advice organisation Law&Legal since the beginning of 2016. He participated in the 23rd/13th Vis Moot and coached the 24th/14th Vis Moot HU team. He is fluent in Bulgarian, English, and German and learning French. Moreover, Boyan is interested in yoga as well as marathon running and enjoys reading, cooking, and hiking.
Vitorio Dimov (Coach)
Vitorio successfully passed the First State Exam in law in September 2018. He has been working as a research assistant at the litigation team of a medium-sized law firm that is specialized in IT and commercial law since October 2018, where his focus lies with the pro bono cases of the firm. During his work on the litigation team of the law firm, Vitorio has developed a special interest in international arbitration, and is happy to support the team with his practical knowhow. Vitorio speaks German, Bulgarian and English fluently, has advanced knowledge of Russian and is currently learning French. In his free time, he reads a lot and loves doing sports.