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Willem C. Vis Moot team Leiden receives honourable mention

The Leiden University team backs up its previous win in the Copenhagen Plesner Pre-Moot with an honourable mention for the Memorandum for Respondent in the Willem C. Vis Commercial Arbitration Moot. After an impressive win in Copenhagen, the team was awarded the honourable mention for their Memorandum for Respondent, which is the first time after nine years of participation.

The team wrote the Memorandum for Respondent in the first phase of the competition. During the final competition in Vienna (23-29 March), the top 9% of 362 competitors received an honourable mention for the outstanding quality of their memorandum.

During four pleading rounds in Vienna, the team pleaded against the University of Canberra, Georgia State University, the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the University of Ljubljana. Unfortunately, it did not advance to the top 64 knock-out rounds. Despite this, the Moot was a great success with valuable networking events and the aforementioned honourable mention.

This year, the team consisted of the following students: Lars Boersma, Jolieke Claessens, Pieter-Paul Elion, Malou Le Graet, Olga Korneeva, Larissa Leppänen, Shen Yi and student-coach Ana Flores Moncada. Coaches to the team were lawyers from Houthoff, Prof. Marielle Koppenol-Laforce, Thomas Stouten, Matthew Brown and Alexander Rogers.

Would you like to join next year’s team and score even better than this year? Would you like to be trained by Houthoff’s best arbitration lawyers? For more information on the Moot results, the competition and inquiries into participation in next year’s team, see: www.leidenvismoot.com, vismoot.pace.edu, or mail leidenvismoot@gmail.com.

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