Plesner hosts international moot court competition for law students

Following this year’s success, the "Plesner Pre-Moot" returns in March 2018. The Pre-Moot, which will take place at Plesner in Copenhagen on 8-9 March 2018, will give the students ("mooties") an opportunity to interact and network with experienced professionals and fellow students in preparation for the 25th annual "Vis Moot" competition - the largest and most prestigious moot court competition for law students in the world.

Every spring, the international arbitration community gathers in Vienna to take part in the annual William C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (Vis Moot). This year, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the competition, law students from around the globe will be testing their legal savvy and advocacy skills in a mock commercial arbitration case on defects and deception with respect to the origin of - supposedly - ecological chocolate cakes sold in supermarkets.

The Vis Moot grows in popularity with each passing year. In 2017, teams from more than 340 institutions and 76 countries participated in the oral arguments in Vienna. The event plays and important role in shaping the new generations of dispute resolution practitioners, and it also offers a unique venue for experienced professionals to network and discuss contemporary issues of the trade.

Plesner continuously invests in future generations and wants to contribute to the development and sharing of knowledge across borders and legal practice areas, including in relation to settlement of disputes. These are some of the reasons why Plesner, as the leading Danish law firm in the field of (international) dispute resolution, is organizing a Pre-Moot for law students from around the world for the second consecutive year.

The Pre-Moot will take place at Plesner’s offices in Copenhagen on 8-9 March 2018. The participating students will have opportunity to measure themselves against their peers, refine their arguments and to receive feedback from experienced arbitration practitioners before setting sail for Vienna, and the participating "arbitrators" will be able to share from their knowledge and experiences and mingle with other practitioners in an informal setting.

For more information on Plesner Pre-Moot 2018 and how to register for the event, please click here.

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