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Lidings Supports Russian State University of Justice’s Team at the Willem C. Vis Moot 2016, Vienna

Lidings becomes an official sponsor to the team of the Russian State University of Justice at the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot traditionally taking place in Vienna since 1994. This year’s event is scheduled to take place on March 18-24.

Artem Antonov, Senior Associate in the dispute resolution practice at Lidings will serve as the team’s coach. Advocate with substantive experience in representing clients’ interests in arbitrazh courts Artem, among other, gives a lot of effort to participating in various educational student programs sharing his expertise with young professionals. “I have a pleasure of supervising the team of RSUJ for several years now and I am happy to note that our students annually show highly competitive results among hundreds of other teams coming from the leading universities worldwide. They demonstrate a truly remarkable knowledge and understanding of international private and commercial law”, – Artem comments.

Prior to Vienna the team has successfully participated in the Moscow Pre-Moot that was traditionally hosted by the Lomonosov Moscow State University and took part in February 26-28.

The Willem C. Vis international Commercial Arbitration Moot – named after Willem Cornelis Vis (1924 - 1993), a renowned expert in international commercial transactions and dispute settlement procedures – is an annual international moot court competition held in the capital of Austria. The Vis arbitral moot competition is a collection of simulated arbitral proceedings aimed at fostering study in the field of international commercial and arbitration laws and encouraging the resolution of business disputes by arbitration. Every year the competition brings together students from dozens of countries and more than 300 universities all over the world. The moot’s popularity is largely determined by the participating arbitrators and judges, world-renowned law experts.

For more information about the Willem C. Vis Moot please visit the official website.

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