Team 26th/16th Moot

The Team of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin for the 26th / 16th(East) Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot 2018/2019

Left to right: Fabio Cavalcante (Coach), Greta Niehaus, Anne Philippczyk, Oguzhan Samanci, Madalina Luca (Coach), Sophie Stöwe, Huy Nguyen, Oliver Pollakowsky, Ann-Kristin Wagner (Coach)
Left to right: Fabio Cavalcante (Coach), Greta Niehaus, Anne Philippczyk, Oguzhan Samanci, Madalina Luca (Coach), Sophie Stöwe, Huy Nguyen, Oliver Pollakowsky, Ann-Kristin Wagner (Coach)

Huy Nguyen

Huy is studying law at the Humboldt University in his 7th semester, including a foreign language course on English law. In his studies he specialized in company and corporate law. Huy gained practical experience during internships at a large international law firm and a law office specialized in corporate and real estate law. He spent six months in an international school in Hanoi, speaks English and Vietnamese fluently and has basic knowledge of French and Russian. In his leisure time he enjoys to boulder, to play volleyball and is enthusiastic about traveling and Japanese calligraphy.

Greta Niehaus

Greta is studying law in the 3rd semester at Humboldt-University in Berlin with courses in English law and she is part of the European Law School. She has already finished junior studies in business and law at school. She did internships in an international law firm, in the legal department of an international enterprise as well as in a firm specialising in asylum law in the context of the Refugee Law Clinic e.V. Now she is working for a business law firm in Berlin besides her studies. She gained international experiences during her student exchanges in New Zealand and Japan, volunteer work in South Africa and work in France, which is why she is fluent in English and has good knowledge in French. Greta plays the piano and the violin. She is a former Basketball National player and is enthusiastic about literature, culture and traveling.

Anne Philippczyk

Anne studies English Law and German Law in her seventh semester as part of the Double Degree program in cooperation between King’s College London and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. She has gained some arbitration experience participating in moot courts in London, as well as during an internship with the Litigation practice group of a major German law firm. She works part time for a solicitor and notary in Berlin. In her free time she enjoys poetry and spoken word, plant-based cooking, making music and a variety of sports.

Oliver Pollakowsky

Oliver is a third-year law student at Humboldt-University with a major in “Contract and Competition Law”. He completed two exchange semesters in Leuven and Rome and has gained work experience in leading law firms in Berlin and Brussels. He currently works as a research assistant in a law firm with a focus on the public sector. He is fluent in English and has basic knowledge of Swedish. In his free time, he enjoys travelling through Europe and is interested in European Politics and Legal Tech.

Oguzhan Samanci

Oguzhan is a fourth-year law student at Humboldt University of Berlin and spent a year studying at King’s College London, specialising in English law. He works for Prof. Dr. Â Wagner and assists his chair with the coordination of the International Dispute Resolution LLM Program. Furthermore, he gained experience working and interning for two international law firms and volunteers as an advisor for a student-led legal consultancy. Oguzhan is a native speaker in both German and Turkish, speaks English fluently and has basic knowledge of French. He is interested in politics, enjoys travelling and swimming.

Sophie Stöwe

Sophie is a third-year student at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and has completed a foreign law course in English law. During her studies, she works for a major law firm in Berlin and participated in an exchange program with the Hungarian University of Budapest on the topic of law and happiness. Besides her studies she volunteers in a Mentoring program for socially disadvantaged students. She is fluent in English and French and has basic knowledge of Spanish. Sophie is interested in politics and enjoys singing and dancing.

Fábio Cavalcate

Fábio Cavalcate, LL.B (Coach)

Graduated in Law (LL.B.) at the University of São Paulo, with studies at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Zertifikat im deutschen Recht) and at the Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main (Free Mover Student). Participated in the ICC Summer Course on International Commercial Arbitration and in the English Legal Methods course offered by the University of Cambridge. He has worked for several years at leading international dispute resolution law firms based in São Paulo and London. Participant at the 9. Moot Madrid – Competición Internacional de Arbitraje y Derecho Mercantil (Eric E. Bergsten Award – 1. Place as Best Oralist), at the 10. Vis Moot 2012/2013 in Hong Kong (Honorable Mention for Best Respondent Memorandum) and at the 3. Brazilian Arbitration Moot (1. Place – Best Team, 1. Place – Best Memorandum for Respondent and 2. Place – Best Memorandum for Claimant). He speaks fluently Portuguese, English, Spanish and German.

Madalina Luca

Madalina Luca, LL.B. (Coach)

Madalina is a legal trainee at the Higher Regional Court of Berlin and chairs the Humboldt Moot Association. She graduated from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin with a First State Exam in Law and holds a Bachelor of Laws from King’s College London. During her studies she worked as a research assistant for Prof. Dr. Dannemann and pursued internships at corporate law firms in Berlin. Madalina was a member of the 23rd/13th Vis Moot Team of the Humboldt University and reached the round of 16 as an oralist in Hong Kong. Fluent in Romanian, English, German, has basic knowledge of Spanish. She is interested in modern art, plays the piano, enjoys reading and travelling.

Ann-Kristin Wagner

Ann-Kristin Wagner (Coach)

Ann-Kristin is in her third year studying law at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin with a focus on intellectual property. She works for Professor Gerhard Wagner, LL.M. (Chicago) and assists with the coordination of the International Dispute Resolution LL.M. program. Ann-Kristin participated in the 25th/15th Moot. During High School, Ann-Kristin spent a year abroad in the United States. She is fluent in English and has basic knowledge of French. Ann-Kristin is politically active and has been a member of a dance group for many years. In her free time, she enjoys all sorts of outdoor activities, especially hiking in the alps.

Tobias A. Strecker

Tobias A. Strecker (Academic Guidance)

Managing Director of the Research Institute for Legal Practice at the Law Faculty of Humboldt-University. Studied in Tübingen and at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. Completed his Referendary at the Kammergericht Berlin with stages in the arbitration department of a renowned law firm in Stuttgart and at the ICDR in New York. Participated in the Vis Moot and coached several teams for the Vis Moot and the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. Lecturer at Hokkaido University, Japan. Since 2011 Lecturer at Humboldt-University. Since 2017 Managing Director of the Research Institute for Legal Practice. He advises clients in matters of contract law, company law and national and international disputes.