23 Feb 2021

24 teams from 15 different countries will compete virtually, 26 Feb – 28 Feb 2021

The teams have been announced for the sixth Fox Williams Pre-Moot, being held in association with the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

This year we will welcome 24 mooting teams, virtually, from UK and international universities.

The teams are as follows:

International teams

  • Aix-Marseille University (France)
  • Cardozo School of Law (USA)
  • Erasmus University of Rotterdam (Netherlands)
  • Higher School of Economics Moscow (Russia)
  • International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Jagiellonian University (Poland)
  • Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia)
  • Moscow State Institute of International Relations (Russia)
  • National Law University Delhi (India)
  • New York Law School (USA)
  • NLIU Bhopal (India)
  • NOVA School of Law (Portugal)
  • Pontifícia Universidade Católica (Brazil)
  • University Cologne (Germany)
  • University of Auckland (New Zealand)
  • University of Berne (Switzerland)
  • University of Bologna (Italy)
  • University of Ljubljana (Slovenia)

UK & Ireland teams

  • Gray’s Inn
  • Middle Temple
  • Queen Mary University of London
  • University of Cambridge
  • UCL
  • University College Dublin

This year the competition will be held on the IDRC platform, which is also being used for the upcoming virtual Vis Moot.

Amongst the competing teams, we will be welcoming back last year’s winners the University of Cambridge, and runners up the National Research University, Higher School of Economics, Moscow. Other returning teams include Aix-Marseille University (France), Lomonosov Moscow State University (Russia) and the University of Ljubljana (Slovenia). For the first time teams from Brazil, India, Malaysia, New Zealand and the USA will be taking part.

Peter Ashford, the firm’s co-head of international arbitration, will chair the event. Peter said, “Since this will be the first year that our Pre-Moot will be held virtually, we are delighted to welcome our biggest group of teams ever, including several university teams new to this year’s competition. Our experienced judging panel is looking forward to hearing how they will address this year’s mooting problem.


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