Pre-moots for Willem C. Vis moot preparation

Dear Willem C Vis  moot participants! In anticipation of oral hearings training for the Vis competition, we would like to provide with pre-moots that are known for their  effectiveness, quality and  friendly reception.


1.      Swiss international Law School (SiLS) Online Premoot

Dates: 6-14 February 2016

The format is quite new for moot participants. It is a great opportunity to compete with teams from all over the world without leaving a country. Moreover, a strong arbitrator’s bench is a great bonus for the participants.  It was said that last year Ingeborg Schwenzer was an arbitrator for some of the teams.

To register for the  pre-moot you need to write a letter to

For more information, please, visit the official site of the competition: .


2.      Hanseatic premoot

Date: 9 February 2016

Place: Hamburg, Germany

As the organizers  note, the city of Hamburg was always a centre of international trade and international law.   For several hundred years the city attracted merchants from all over the world as a perfect place for negotiations and dispute resolution.  

Historic spirit is always a part of Hanseatic premoot for the moot participants that come each year to compete and meet friends.

The Pre-Moot takes place with the great support of several law firms located in Hamburg, offering their respective venues for the team pleadings including Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, White & Case LLP, CMS Hasche Sigle, Luther and etc.

For registration, please, contact

Official site of premoot is


3.      5th Edinburg International Willem Vis Pre-Moot 2015/16

Place: Edinburg, UK

Dates: 20-21 February 2016

Description: The pre-moot is known for its outstanding bench which mostly consists of practicing lawyers and scholars. Organizers usually invite specialist that dealt with the similar problem as Vis moot problem has and who had a sufficient legal background to share with participants.

Moreover, the pre-moot is a great opportunity for the teams from different legal families to practice the argumentation within different bench approach.

For registration, please, write an e-mail to

Official site of the pre-moot:


4.      The Ninth Annual ICDR Moot

Place: New York, United States

Date: 26 February 2016

Short description: Each year, the ICDR pre-moot brings together preeminent arbitrators and practitioners in the field of international commercial arbitration with the aim of helping law students from around the world sharpen their advocacy skills. This year's program will be held on the 90th Birthday of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) with 2016 also marking the 20th anniversary of ICDR.

For registration, please, visit:

For more information, please, contact:

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5.      Annual Moscow Pre-moot

Place: Moscow, Russia

Dates: 26-28 February 2016

Short-description: The Faculty of Law of Lomonosov Moscow State University cordially invites you to take part in the 7th Moscow Premoot. The event will gather up to 20 foreign and Russian teams, creating the strong and effective venue for Vis moot preparation. Based on the moot results three best teams and three best speakers will be announced.

Traditionally, pre-moot end with awards ceremony and banquet at Tramplin panoramic restaurant, where the guests shall also expect special awards and surprises.

Such firms as Lidings, White&Case, Baker&McKenzie and etc. as well as RAA have been partners and sponsors of the pre-moot annually.

If your team is interested in participating in the 7th Moscow Pre-moot please register at

Should you have any questions about the coming event, please, contact Kirill Udovichenko

The full list of pre-moots can be found on the official web-site of Willem C. Vis Moot competition:

Best of luck!