The Berlin Premoot 2014
The Berlin Premoot 2014 took place from 21th until 23rd of March 2014 at the Faculty of Law of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Unter den Linden 9, 10117 Berlin, as well as surrounding law firms, among them Hengeler Mueller, Lindenpartners and Noerr.
We were happy to host 22 teams from 10 different countries, which practiced together for the oral hearings of the Willem C. Vis Moot in Hong Kong and Vienna.
The Berlin Premoot begun on Friday, the 21st of March, at 11:30 am and ended on Sunday, the 23rd of March, at approximately 5:00 pm. A detailed schedule is available below under "Documents".
The following teams participated in the Berlin Premoot 2014:
- Amsterdam (NL), Universiteit van Amsterdam
- Basel (CH), Universität Basel
- Berlin (D), Freie Universität Berlin
- Berlin (D), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
- Brno (CZ), Masarykova Universzita
- Budapest (HU), Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem
- Edinburgh (GB), University of Edinburgh
- Göttingen (D), Georg-August-Universität-Göttingen
- Hanover (D), Leibniz Universität Hannover
- Heidelberg (D), Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
- Helsinki (FI), Helsingin yliopisto
- Jena (D), Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
- Katowice (PL), Uniwersytet Śląski w Katowicach
- Krakow (PL), Uniwersytet Jagielloński
- Ljubljana (SLO), Univerza v Ljubljani
- Maribor (SLO), Univerza v Mariboru
- Munich (D), Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
- Nijmegen (NL), Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
- Prague (CZ), Univerzita Karlova v Praze
- Stockholm (S), Stockholms Universitet
- Torun (PL), Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika w Toruniu
- Warsaw (PL), Uniwersytet Warszawski
For an event of this size, a large number of qualified arbitrators is required to hear the teams' arguments and provide them with feedback to help them with their preparations for the Willem C. Vis Moot competitions in Hong Kong and Vienna. We thank the numerous arbitrators who participated in this event.
- Arbitrator Registration Form
- Schedule (dated: 20.03.2014)
- Hearing Schedule - Teams (dated: 20.03.2014)
- Hearing Schedule - Arbitrators (dated: 21.03.2014)
- Location Plan - Buildings
- Location Plan - Faculty Floor Plan
- Case materials:
- The Problem
The actual case materials. It essentially contains the correspondence between the Parties prior to the oral hearings.
- Analysis of the Problem
The official analysis of the Problem for the arbitrators. It contains a summary of the facts as well as a rought outline of the arguments.
- Arbitrator Guideline
A short description of the course of the hearings to give guidance to "newcomers" at the Moot.
- CEPANI Arbitration Rules
The main procedural rules.
- UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration
It reflects the national procedural law of the participating states and supplements the CEPANI Arbitration Rules.
- New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards
It governs the recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards, but is only of marginal relevance for the oral hearings.
- UNIDROIT Principles of International Commercial Contracts
They generally have a gap-filling function for the substantive law and represented the countries national law this year.
- CISG - United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods
The CISG is the substantive law. This year, the Parties' conflict mainly revolves around their applicability.
Further information, updates as well as photos from the event can also be found on our facebook page under www.facebook.com/hma.berlin.