On 1-3 March, 2019, London hosted the preliminary rounds of the 26th Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (CIArb Fox Williams Pre-Moot). The Lomonosov Moscow State University Law School Team - sponsored by Egorov Puginsky Afanasiev & Partners - held the highest score at the end of the first round.
The Lomonosov Moscow State University Team, which is coached by Veronika Lakhno, a Junior Associate at the Firm, among others. The team finished the round in first place among 16 mooting teams, besting the Cambridge University and the Queen Mary University teams to name a few, and was shortlisted for the Elimination Rounds of Argument.
Willem C. Vis Moot is the most distinguished and reputable student commercial arbitration moot competition. Pre-moots are held in various cities of across the world throughout the year; ambitious teams then have the option to participate in the final stage of the competition where they have the opportunity to face off against the best moot teams in the world.