The Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot is an international competition in which students act as lawyers in simulated arbitration proceedings and compete with each other in teams. As in "real life", the students exchange their legal arguments first in the form of briefs and subsequent in oral hearings on an international level. The focus of the Willem C. Vis Moot is on problems arising from arbitration law as well as the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. Is the arbitral tribunal competent to rule on the matter? Are the delivered goods defective? Which law is applicable? Questions like these are on the agenda in the largest and most renowned English-language moot court competition in international business law. Each year more than 350 teams from around 80 different jurisdictions participate.
The Vis Team of the University of Düsseldorf is led by Prof. Dr. Katharina Lugani and Prof. Dr. Christian Kersting, LL.M. (Yale). The supervisors of the team, and , are at your disposal as contact persons.
Successful participation results in the acquisition of a:
- Free semester/foreign language teaching of at least 16 SWS certificate according to § 25 Abs. 2 Nr. 5 JAG NRW
- Seminar certificate according to § 5 Abs. 2 Nr. 4 SchwPO
- Foreign language certificate / proof of attendance of a foreign language law course certificate according to § 7 Abs. 1 Nr. 4 JAG NRW
General information on the Willem C. Vis Moot can also be found in the attached presentation (German only).
For impressions see the official YouTube video by the Willem C. Vis Moot channel.
The current team consists of Charlotte Burmeister, Anastasia Müller, Hanna Vossen, Lilly Unamba and Maximilian Risse. It is coached by Gregor Ott and Peter Würz. As last year, the academic management is in the hands of Prof. Dr. Katharina Lugani and Prof. Dr. Christian Kersting, LL.M. (Yale).
(f.l.t.r.: Prof. Dr. Christian Kersting, LL.M. (Yale), Gregor Ott, Charlotte Burmeister, Anastasia Müller, Hanna Vossen, Lilly Unamba, Maximilian Risse, Peter Würz, Evelyne Edwerd, Prof. Dr. Katharina Lugani)