Team 28th/18th Moot
The Team representing Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin at the 28th/ 18th(East) Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot 2020/2021
Lino has just finished his specialization (Schwerpunkt) in administrative and constitutional law and is now in his 7th semester studying law at Humboldt-University. He has gained practical experience by doing various internships; at a leading business law firm in Berlin, with a family lawyer in France and at the higher administrative court Berlin-Brandenburg. During his studies he completed modules in French Law and participated in the Model European Union Conference twice. Lino is fluent in English and French and learned Spanish during his time in Columbia, doing voluntary work with “Weltwärts”. In his spare time, he enjoys improv theater, goes running and swimming and loves to dance.
Robin, who is in his 5th semester, studies law at Humboldt University of Berlin. He has gained practical experience by working as a student assistant in an international corporate law firm as well as by attending two one-month internships at the public prosecutor’s office in Berlin within the department for young serial offenders. Furthermore, he has already completed seminars on the topics of negotiations and arbitration, visited a colloquium on the recent developments in the case law of the Supreme Federal Court (BGH) und participated in the Soldan Moot, a nationwide Moot Court concerned with legal professional law. In his spare time Robin enjoys spending time outdoors taking landscape photos and doing athletics.
Sara Louk Middelhoek
Sara Louk Middelhoek is in the fifth semester of law studies at Humboldt University of Berlin. She has received a scholarship from the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes and won an award at the nationwide competition Treffen junger Autor*innen of the Berliner Festspiele for her poetry in 2018. Currently, she is part of the tutoring programme at Humboldt University and thus participates in teaching and mentoring first-semester students. In addition, she is a volunteer translator for the non-governmental organisations PICUM and Women for Women and became involved in the human rights organisation TERRE DES FEMMES in the context of a student internship. She speaks German, English, and Dutch. In her spare time, she enjoys microscopy, literature and going on hikes with her dog.
Nadja is studying law in the 7th semester at Humboldt University of Berlin and has just completed her specialisation (Schwerpunkt) in intellectual property law. Alongside this, she attended a foreign language law course in English law. Besides her studies she works at the Chair for International Private- and Business Law of Prof. Dr. Dr. Stefan Grundmann. Furthermore, she has already gained practical experience through an internship in an international law firm and through advising a non-profit organisation on data protection law issues in the context of the Humboldt Law Clinic in Internet Law. Nadja speaks fluent English, having pursued a bilingual education up to her A-levels. In addition she has basic knowledge of French, Italian and Latin. In her free time she reads a lot, plays the piano and enjoys sports.
Gustav is a law student in his seventh semester at Humboldt University of Berlin and spent his specialisation year (Schwerpunkt) focussing on business and company law. Since 2017, he has also been working at a real estate law firm in Berlin. In addition, he has completed internships at law and investment firms in Berlin, Hamburg and Warsaw. He began mooting in his third semester, where he won the local round of the European Law Students’ Association Moot Court. He subsequently helped organize this year’s moot court at the Berlin Court of Appeal in his role as ELSA director for Academic Activities. Over the last two semesters, he has also been a tutor for first-year students as part of which he has given tutorials in civil law. During high school he went to school in the US for several months. In his spare time he enjoys rowing and is a member of the Young Friends of the Deutsche Oper, the Berlin Stock Exchange Circle, the Anglo-German Law Society, and the Humboldt Moot Association.
Chiara is a third-year law student at Humboldt-University, and is taking courses in Chinese law as part of her studies. She is currently in the process of specializing and completing her Schwerpunkt in company and corporate law. Before taking up her law studies in Berlin, she lived and attended University in Beijing (BLCU) in order to improve her command of Mandarin Chinese. During and after graduating High School (where she majored in psychology), Chiara was already able to gain practical experience in various fields both within and outside Germany due to several stays abroad. In her 3th and 4th semester of university, she was part of the Humboldt Consumer Law Clinic, as part of which she offered pro bono legal services. Chiara is fluent in English, speaks advanced Mandarin Chinese and has basic knowledge of French. In her free time she enjoys playing tennis, hiking, running, reading international literature, and cooking.
Maximilian is a law student in his 7th semester at Humboldt University. After spending his first two years at Humboldt and completing all compulsory modules as well as additional modules in English Commercial Law, he spent his third year abroad studying at King‘s College London. There, he specialised in EU Competition Law, IP Law, Financing Law and Public International Law. In addition, he has gained professional experience during internships at the Bundesrat, in the tax practice group of a major law firm and in the antitrust department of another law firm. Maximilian is fluent in English, has advanced French skills and is currently learning Spanish. He is a scholarship recipient of the „Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation“ and besides his legal studies is interested in finance, which he has studied through various online courses. In his free time he enjoys sports and he has played five different sports at club level; he is currently playing football for JFK, the law faculty‘s student team.
Puya Samadi Ahadi (Coach)
Puya is studying law at the Humboldt University Berlin with a focus on intellectual property law and is now preparing for the First State Exam. Puya participated in the 25th/15th Vis Moot, where he and his team won the Werner Melis Award for the best Respondent Memorandum. In the course of his studies, he completed internships at a medium-sized law firm for labor and medical law as well as with a lawyer for migration law.
Julia Goos (Coach)
Julia successfully completed her law studies at Humboldt University of Berlin with the First State Examination at the end of 2020. She majored in intellectual property law and gained extensive experience abroad during her studies, including a one-year stay in London and Sydney. She is a scholarship holder of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation. Julia was able to gain practical experience for example during her five years as a student assistant at the European Law School as well as during numerous internships at international law firms and in the European Policy Department of the Federal Ministry of Finance. She is currently working as a research assistant at the European Law School at the chair of Prof. Dr. Dr. Stefan Grundmann and is doing her doctorate in civil law. Julia is fluent in English and has a good knowledge of Spanish. In her free time, she enjoys playing the cello, piano and clarinet and is passionate about other cultures, traveling and music. She was a participant in the 24th/14th Vis Moot Court in 2016/2017.
Oguzhan Samanci (Coach)
Oguzhan is studying law at Humboldt University Berlin and is expected to graduate in March 2021. He completed his major studies at King's College London. He has been working as a student assistant at the Chair of Civil Law, Business Law and Economics of Prof. Dr. Gerhard Wagner since 2018 and gained practical experience in two international business law firms as well as in the German Bundestag. Oguzhan participated himself in 26/16 Vis Moot and was awarded, among others, as a quarter finalist in Hong Kong with an Honourable Mention in the category "Best Oral Advocate“.
Matilda März (Coach)
Last Moot season, Matilda März participated in the 27th/17th Moot Court herself and subsequently decided to support this year's team as a coach. She is a 7th semester law student with foreign language legal studies in English contract law. She is a scholarship holder of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom and writes besides her studies as a department head for a political-economic magazine.
Maximilian Petkovic (Coach)
Maximilian successfully completed his studies at Humboldt University of Berlin with the First State Examination at the end of 2020. During his studies, he was able to specialise in the field of intellectual property law and gain valuable experience abroad during his study-abroad year at Queen Mary University of London. Furthermore, he worked as a student assistant at the chair of Prof. Dr. Susanne Augenhofer, LL.M. (Yale) and completed internships at commercial law firms in Hamburg and Berlin. Currently, Maximilian is working at the Federal Ministry of Health. He is fluent in English and has a good knowledge of Croatian. Maximilian is passionate about other cultures, traveling and sports, especially bouldering and running. He was a participant in the 24th/14th Vis Moot.
Aina Hanissa (Coach)
Aina was a member of the Humboldt team last moot season. Aina grew up in Ireland and completed her Bachelor's degree in Law (International) at University College Cork. As part of her bachelor's degree, she spent an exchange year at Université de Montréal, Canada, where she took courses in the LL.M. program "Business Law in a Globalized World." After her Bachelor's degree, Aina completed the LL.M. "International Dispute Resolution" with a focus on arbitration law at the Humboldt University of Berlin. Additionally, Aina works at the chair of Prof. Dr. Gerhard Wagner.
Sophie Kamenz (Coach)
Sophie completed her law studies at the Humboldt University Berlin with a focus on international commercial and corporate law in March 2020 with her first state exam. She has already been working for a major international law firm since November 2019 as a research assistant in the field of real estate transactions, mergers & acquisitions and finance. She participated in the 24th/14th Willem C. Vis Moot Court and reached the round 32 in the oral proceedings in Vienna.