The Berlin Premoot 2014

The Berlin Premoot 2014 took place from 21th until 23rd of March 2014 at the Faculty of Law of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Unter den Linden 9, 10117 Berlin, as well as surrounding law firms, among them Hengeler Mueller, Lindenpartners and Noerr.

We were happy to host 22 teams from 10 different countries, which practiced together for the oral hearings of the Willem C. Vis Moot in Hong Kong and Vienna.

The Berlin Premoot begun on Friday, the 21st of March, at 11:30 am and ended on Sunday, the 23rd of March, at approximately 5:00 pm. A detailed schedule is available below under "Documents".

Participating Universities

The following teams participated in the Berlin Premoot 2014:

- Amsterdam (NL), Universiteit van Amsterdam
- Basel (CH), Universität Basel
- Berlin (D), Freie Universität Berlin
- Berlin (D), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
- Brno (CZ), Masarykova Universzita
- Budapest (HU), Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem
- Edinburgh (GB), University of Edinburgh
- Göttingen (D), Georg-August-Universität-Göttingen
- Hanover (D), Leibniz Universität Hannover
- Heidelberg (D), Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg
- Helsinki (FI), Helsingin yliopisto
- Jena (D), Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
- Katowice (PL), Uniwersytet Śląski w Katowicach
- Krakow (PL), Uniwersytet Jagielloński
- Ljubljana (SLO), Univerza v Ljubljani
- Maribor (SLO), Univerza v Mariboru
- Munich (D), Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
- Nijmegen (NL), Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen
- Prague (CZ), Univerzita Karlova v Praze
- Stockholm (S), Stockholms Universitet
- Torun (PL), Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika w Toruniu
- Warsaw (PL), Uniwersytet Warszawski


For an event of this size, a large number of qualified arbitrators is required to hear the teams' arguments and provide them with feedback to help them with their preparations for the Willem C. Vis Moot competitions in Hong Kong and Vienna. We thank the numerous arbitrators who participated in this event.


- Organisational:

- Case materials:

  • The Problem
    The actual case materials. It essentially contains the correspondence between the Parties prior to the oral hearings.
  • Analysis of the Problem
    The official analysis of the Problem for the arbitrators. It contains a summary of the facts as well as a rought outline of the arguments.
  • Arbitrator Guideline
    A short description of the course of the hearings to give guidance to "newcomers" at the Moot.
- Legal texts:


Further information, updates as well as photos from the event can also be found on our facebook page under


The organization of the Berlin Premoot 2014 lies with Tobias Strecker, who will be happy to answer any further questions you may have. You can also contact the Premoot Committee.