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PRIMUS supports the annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot

The Law Department, University of Latvia, will host the 13th Riga Vis Pre-Moot for Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot to be held 28 February – 2 March 2019, gathering 13 university teams from Latvia and abroad.

The moot named after Willem C. Vis ranks among major and most prestigious moot court competitions that brings together a wide range of students and judges who are experts in arbitration proceedings from all over the world.

With the aim to promote alternative dispute resolution mechanisms, this will be the 13th year when the Vis Pre-Moot for Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot is to be held in Riga bringing together Latvian and foreign team participants, arbitrators and coaches. This is the first time that the Pre-Moot is organised by the newly formed Latvian Moot Association in liaison with the Law Department, University of Latvia.

This year the Vis Moot will take place for the 26th time. The moot is named after Willem C. Vis, a world-recognised expert in international commercial transactions and dispute settlement procedures and professor, who has delivered lectures at Leiden University, Nijmegen University and University of Oxford on regular basis.

The objective of the Vis Moot is to foster study in the area of international commercial arbitration and encourage the resolution of business disputes by arbitration and train future lawmakers to apply alternative dispute resolution methods in practice.


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