Belgrade Mooties Won The First Place At the AIA-CAM Pre-Moot
In the course of their preparations for the participation at this years’ XXIV Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, the students of the University of Belgrade Faculty of Law won the first place at the II AIA-CAM Pre-Moot, a pre-moot competition organized by Milan Chamber of Arbitration (Camera arbitrale di Milano) and Italian Arbitration Association (Associazione Italiana Per L’Arbitrato) from 24th to 25th of February 2017.
During the two days of competition, our students pleaded against the teams from the Eötvös Loránd University – ELTE from Hungary, University of Mainz from Germany, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and University of Turin from Italy, University of Helsinki from Finland and University of Montenegro. Among 19 teams from 11 countries our students won the first place, whereas the second place went to the team of University of Muenster from Germany, and third place to University of Turin from Italy.
During their stay in Milan, besides taking part at the pre-moot, our students attended a seminar organized by Milan Chamber of Arbitration on ”Business Risk in International Commercial Arbitration and the Role of Public Administration: Currency Risk and Security for Costs in International Arbitration”, which dealt with some of the disputed legal issues covered by this year’s Moot problem.
This years’ team of the University of Belgrade is comprised of the fourth-year students and the master students: Ana Radojević, Katarina Tomić, Milica Volarev, Tatjana Radivojević, Tanja Milojević, Jovan Mićović, Stefan Savić and Nevena Stojković. Like in the previous fourteen years, the team is coached by Professor Dr. Vladimir Pavić and Assistant Professor Dr. Milena Đorđević. The coaches of the team are, in their work, also generously assisted by Assistant Professor Dr. Marko Jovanović and Assistant Uroš Živković, as well as by numerous former Moot participants.
The next stage of preparations of our students will take place in Munich on the 9th of March, at the pre-moot organized by the Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich, and in Moscow on the 17th March, at the pre-moot hosted by the Lomonosov University (MSU). Finally, the preparation process shall end at the same place where it began – in Belgrade, at the Belgrade Open Pre-Moot, the world’s largest pre-moot tournament that will gather 82 teams from 40 different countries on 1st and 2nd of April 2017.
The participation of our students at the Vis moot in Vienna and the preceding pre-moots would not have been possible without the generous support of our team’s donors. The University of Belgrade Faculty of Law thus uses this opportunity to express gratitude to all the institutions and individuals who helped the preparation of our students through their donations. Apart from the University of Belgrade Faculty of Law, the pool of this year’s sponsors consists of: Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Serbia, Energoprojekt Holding, Deloitte Serbia, Banca Intesa, Porsche leasing, Hand Commerce, SM Inžinjering, and the following law firms: Karanović-Nikolić, SOG/Samardžić Oreški Grbović, Moravčević, Vojnović and partners in cooperation with Schoenherr, Wolf Theiss, CMS Belgrade, Harrison Solicitors, BDK, Nikolić-Kokanović-Otašević, MIM, Joksović Stojanović i partneri, Stanković i partneri,Tomić Sinđelić Groza, Janković Popović Mitić, Baklaja Igrić Tintor, Gecić Law, Anđelković, Doklestić & Partners,Blečić and partners, Čajić, Andrić, attorney Aleksandar Todorović, attorney Ivan Todorović, attorney Liljana Popadić, attorney Dušan Sivčev, attorney Hrle, attorney Srđan Đorđević, attorney Đorđe Đurisić, and Marko Vukićević.