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Report from the Stockholm Pre-moot conference

The Stockholm Pre Moot conference was held at the SCC premises last Friday. Speakers including Prof. Dr. Stefan Kröll and Prof. Jan Ramberg, discussed costs in arbitration, damages claims, and document production, among other things. Some 80 participants attended the event.

Every year the SCC hosts a conference for the teams attending the Stockholm Pre-moot. The conference topic is related to the Vis Moot problem, and offers interesting perspectives and discussions.

Dr. Patricia Shaughnessy, Head of the ICAL Program at Stockholm University and SCC Board member welcomed the participants. Representing the SCC, SCC legal counsel Anja Håvedal Ipp then introduced the students to the rules and activities of the SCC and to the role that institutions play in international arbitration. Anja’s presentation was followed by a discussion on damages under the CISG and costs in arbitration, presented by Prof. Dr. Stefan Kröll, author of this year’s Vis problem. After this, Prof. Jan Ramberg, member of the CISG Advisory Council, spoke about damages claims in the CISG.

Fredrik Andersson (Mannheimer Swartling, Sweden) and Gretta Walters (Chaffetz Lindsey, New York) spoke about document production in a partly interactive session.

In a very entertaining session, Prof. Anthony Daimsis (Ottawa University) teacher of international sales law and international arbitration, and coordinator for Ottawa University’s program for the Vis, FDI and Jessup Moots, taught the students effective advocacy skills for the Vis. Lastly, Jeremy Zell (Stockholm University), and Daniela Palacios (ICAL Alumna) then shared some of their war stories as former Vis mooties.

Participants then joined a cocktail reception organised by Mannheimer SwartlingThe hearings took place over the weekend at the premises of Mannheimer Swartling, where the Ottawa University won the first place, with Vienna as the first runner-up.  

The full list of participating teams include: University of Tartu, Paris I Sorbonne, University of Geneva, Utrecht University, University of Vienna, Ottawa University, Jagiellonian University of Kraków, PUC - Rio, Reykjavík University, Moscow Lomonosov State University, Helsinki University, Stockholm University.