Berlin Premoot 2015

The Berlin Premoot 2015 will take place from Thursday, 05th, until Saturday, 7th 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.

We are expecting more than 20 team from over 10 different countries, which will practice together for the oral hearings of the Willem C. Vis Moot in Hong Kong and Vienna.

The Berlin Premoot will beginn on Thursday, 05th of March, at 11:30 am and end on Saturday, 07th of March with a farewell party. A detailed draft schedule is available below under "Documents".


For an event 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. If you would like to support the Berlin Premoot as an arbitrator, please fill in the Arbitrator Registration Form and send it to us, preferably until the 20th of February 2015. You can find the registration form as well as some relevant material below under „Documents“.

You will find the organisation office („Dachgeschoss“) of the Premoot at the Faculty of Law, Unter den Linden 9, 10117 Berlin, in room E25. We kindly ask you to register here not later than about 15 min before your first hearing.

Furthermore, as an arbitrator you are cordially invited to participate in the entire programme of the Premoot without any charges.


- Organisational:

- Case materials:

  • The Problem
    The actual case materials. It essentially contains the correspondence between the Parties prior to the oral hearins.
  • 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:

Conference Session

On Friday, March 06, 11:30am to 1:00pm we will have a 'Conference Session'. We are very much looking forward to our guests,
Viktor von Essen (ICC Paris),
Lotta Knapp (Vinge Helsingborg, formerly SCC Stockholm),
Meike von Levetzow (Noerr Berlin) and
Amélie Skierka (WilmerHale London),
who will share their expeience with emergency arbitration and joinder in their arbitration practice.

Viktor von Essen is a Deputy Counsel at the Secretariat of the ICC International Court of Arbitration since 2013. He works in the case management team dealing mainly with cases from Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Benelux and Nordic countries and manages up to 70 pending arbitration cases at any given time.
Viktor is a qualified German lawyer and is admitted to the bar in Frankfurt am Main. Prior to joining the ICC, he worked at the Institute of European and Comparative Law in Oxford (2009-2010) and the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law in Hamburg (2007-2009).

Lotta Knapp is an associate at Vinge who specialises in the field of dispute resolution. She has an LL.M. from the University of Lund (2010) and joined the firm two years later after service as a law clerk in a district court. During her studies, she contested for Lund University in the Nordic Moot Competition on Human Rights.
Lotta Knapp has recently served as Legal Counsel at the Secretariat of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce. She is the author of the updated report SCC Practice, regarding Emergency Arbitrator Proceedings at the SCC during 2014. She is also co-author to The International Comparative Legal Guide, Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Sweden Chapter, 2013 and 2014. At Vinge, Lotta Knapp acts as counsel in litigation and arbitration proceedings.

Meike von Levetzow has many years of experience in national and international arbitration law and as a litigation lawyer before state courts. She specialises in commercial arbitration in the area of complex civil, commercial and corporate law disputes (e.g. supply relations, post-M&A disputes). In addition, she represents German and international companies before state courts, particularly in disputes under contractual and liability law and anti-trust damages cases. She also comprehensively advises and represents financial institutions in banking law.

Amélie Skierka is a counsel in the Litigation/Controversy Department of WilmerHale, and a member of the International Arbitration Practice Group. She joined the firm in 2008.
Ms. Skierka has experience with international arbitral proceedings with seats in Austria and Switzerland, and governed by various substantive and procedural laws.
Prior to joining WilmerHale, Ms. Skierka was an associate in the Mergers and Acquisitions Department at Jones Day in Paris, where she practiced across a range of industries including energy, mining and manufacturing.


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