News digest: Vis Moot, Frankfurt, John H. Jackson


The moot court season is in full swing, and no wonder something new pops up literally every day. Let’s find out what has happened over the past week and what is still ahead!

1. Registration for the Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Court has opened. The organizers of the competition recommend the teams proceed without any delay, because “due to the logistical constraints, the overall number of teams that can participate in the 2021/2022 Moot is limited to 60”. The deadline for registration is December 1. Follow the link to fill in the form.

The Frankfurt Investment Arbitration Moot Court is a moot competition co-organized by the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History and Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. It is the oldest student competition in the area of investment arbitration, with the first edition of the moot taking place in 2008. Frankfurt Moot focuses on the oral presentation of legal arguments before an arbitral tribunal composed of specialists in the field during a one-week final event that takes place in early or mid-March of every year.

2. Another competition opens the registration of participants: 29th Vis Moot. To become a part of the competition, hurry up to fill out the form before November 25. You can check all information about payment of the registration fee on the contest website. Stay tuned to keep up with our latest news.

The Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot is a competition for law students to foster the study and practice of international commercial sales law and arbitration. Students from all countries are eligible. Since 1994, it has been held annually in Vienna, Austria attracting more than 300 law schools from all around the world and spurring the creation of more than 20 pre-moots each year before the actual rounds are held in Vienna. The problem for the moot is always based on an international sales transaction subjected to the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) and also involves procedural issues of arbitration such as jurisdiction and powers of an arbitral tribunal. 

3. If you are a big fan of Trade Law, then do not miss the opportunity to register for the world’s largest competition in this field: the John H. Jackson Moot Court Competition. Join over 90 teams all around the world and become the finalist in Geneva! All the necessary information and the registration form are available on the John H. Jackson Moot website.

The John H. Jackson Moot Court Competition is a simulated hearing under the rules of the WTO dispute settlement system involving exchanges of written submissions and adversarial hearings before panelists on international trade law issues. The competition is organized by the European Law Students’ Association (ELSA) with the technical support of the WTO in 2002. As part of the competition, teams prepare and analyze a fictitious case and present their arguments both as a complainant and as a respondent in front of a panel that consists of international trade law experts.

Stay tuned for more interesting news about moot courts!