Plesner Pre-Moot 2023

16 - 17 March 2023, Copenhagen

Welcome to the Plesner Pre-Moot 2023! The Pre-Moot will serve as preparation for the oral arguments in the 30th Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot and will thus be based on the problem of the Vis Moot and conducted under the same rules. The arbitrators will be experienced practitioners from Denmark and abroad. We look forward to welcoming both mooties and arbitrators at Plesner's offices in Copenhagen on 16 and 17 March 2023. Places are limited, so register soon.

Key Features

The detailed programme and further information about Plesner Pre-Moot 2023 and Copenhagen can be found using the links on the right-hand side of this page. The key features are:

Rounds of Argument
Each team will conduct five rounds of oral argument with scoring (similar to the "General Rounds" in Vis Moot) and a final (sixth) round for 1st and 2nd place - which this year will take place in our auditorium with the other participants as an audience to mirror the finals in Vienna. Each team will thus plead in at least five rounds (regardless of the team's score) and plead at least twice as Claimant and twice as Respondent.

The participating arbitrators in the Pre-Moot (three for each panel) will all be experienced practitioners in the field of international dispute resolution, and they will provide feedback after each of the first five rounds of argument.

Competitions
The two teams with the highest overall scores for the first five rounds will meet each other in the final round for 1st place and 2nd place. The third place will be awarded on the basis of the scores in the first five rounds. There will be prizes for the top-three teams and a prize for the best oralist. The results will be announced - and the prizes distributed - at a reception held at Plesner at the end of the two-day event.

Programme

Day 1, Thursday 16 March 2023

  • Three Rounds of Argument ("General Rounds")
  • Social event
  • Dinner (3 courses)

Day 2, Friday 17 March 2023

  • Two Rounds of Argument ("General Rounds")
  • Finals for 1st to 2nd place
  • Reception

For the detailed programme, please see the invitation on the right-hand side of this page. 

Registration

The registration deadline is 20 January 2023. Registration is done electronically using the links at the right-hand side of this page. 

Places are limited, so we suggest you register as early as possible. 

However, please do not register if you have substantial concerns whether you will actually be able to make it to Copenhagen for the Pre-Moot, as we would then prefer to reserve slots for other teams. Please contact us (premoot@plesner.com) if you have such concerns at any point prior to the Pre-Moot so we may be able to assist you in the best way possible. 

We hope to see you in 2023!

 

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