Berlin Premoot 2024

We are very much looking forward to the Berlin Premoot 2024! It will be taking place from 1-3 March at the Juristischen Fakultät (Law Faculty) of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Unter den Linden 9, 10117 Berlin.

Participating Universities

The registration deadline for the Berlin Premoot 2024 has elapsed. We look forward to welcoming the following teams:

  • Berlin (GER), Freie Universität Berlin
  • Berlin (GER), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • Bucharest (RO), University of Bucharest
  • Düsseldorf (GER), Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
  • Göttingen (GER), Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
  • Istanbul (TUR,) Galatasaray University
  • Istanbul (TUR), University of Istanbul
  • Kraków (PL), Jagiellonian University
  • Leipzig (GER), Leipzig University
  • London (UK), King’s College London
  • Poznań (PL), Adam Mickiewicz University
  • Silesia (PL), University of Silesia
  • Stockholm (SE), University of Stockholm
  • Tartu, (EE), University of Tartu
  • Vienna (AT), University of Vienna
  • Warsaw (PL), SWPS University
  • Warsaw (PL), University of Warsaw



For an event of this size, we require a large number of qualified arbitrators who listen to the teams’ pleadings and provide feedback which will help them in their preparation for the Willem C. Vis Moot competition in Hong Kong and Vienna.

The registration deadline for arbitrators for the Berlin Premoot 2024 has elapsed. A massive thank you to all arbitrators for their support – without them the Berlin Premoot would not be possible.

Conference Session

On 1 March, all participants have the opportunity to participate in a series of interactive workshops, given by arbitration practitioners, in order to improve their pleading skills. In the evening, there will be two panel discussions where participants can gain valuable insights into international arbitration practice. The “Humboldt Adcoacy Workshops and Panel Discussion” are organised in cooperation with the International Dispute Resolution (IDR) Master of Laws (LL.M.).



12:30 Registration

Juristische Fakultät, Bebelplatz 2, 10117 Berlin, Room E42


13:00 Workshop Session I


The Art of Oral Advocacy

- Persuading Your Way to Victory: Dos and Don'ts of Oral Advocacy in the Vis Moot and Beyond -

Marine de Bailleul  Senior Associate, Baker McKenzie

David Weiss  Associate, Baker McKenzie


The Power of Storytelling for Advocacy

- How Storytelling Can Make or Break Your Legal Argument -

Müge Bakırcıoğlu (Erdoğmuş), LL.M. (Humboldt)  Salary Partner, BODENHEIMER

Tobias A. Strecker  Lecturer, King's College London; Rechtsanwalt, Bodenheimer; CEO,


Dealing with Difficult Arbitrators

- How to Handle Challenging Situations while Staying Professional -

Deborah Keller  Senior Associate, CMS

Vasileios Regkakos  Principal Associate, Freshfields


15:45 Workshop Session II


Panel Discussion: The Future Legal Practice and International Arbitration


18:00 Welcome Address

Prof. Dr. Giesela Rühl LL.M. (Berkeley)


18:15 Legal Mavericks: Stories from Practicing Law Outside your Home Jurisdiction

Dr. Eveli Lume  Squire Patton Boggs

Marine de Bailleul  Senior Associate, Baker McKenzie

Kanwar Vivswan, LL.M. (Humboldt) Associate, Osborne Clarke

Moderated by:

Clemens Wendt, LL.B.(King's College London)  Berlin Premoot Commitee Member


18:55 From Novice to Expert: Career Dos and Don’ts in International Arbitration

Dr. Sebastian Feiler Partner, BODENHEIMER

Dr. Ole Jensen  Senior Associate, WilmerHale

Aina Hannisa, LL.M. (Humboldt) Research Felow, DFG Graduate School DynamInt, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Moderated by:

Josephine Matschie Humboldt Vis Moot Team Coach; Berlin Premoot Committee Member


19:35 Get to Know the Moot Alumni Association

Oleksandra Hnatiuk, LL.M.  Dispute Resolution Support Lawyer Squire Paton Boggs; MAA Conference &Events Team


19:45 Closing Remarks and Vote of Thanks

On behalf of the Berlin Premoot Committee

Alicja Zielinska-Eisen, LL.M. (Humboldt) Lecturer and Academic Coordinator, IDR LL.M. Programme Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin; Of Counsel, Queritius


19:50 Networking Reception



Further information, updates and photos of the event will be available on the LinkedIn page of the Humboldt Vis Moot Team: