Uni Turku Team at the 20th Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, 22–28 March 2013
Once again a team from the University of Turku participated in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. Organized for the 20th time, the Vis Moot gathered 296 teams from around the world for extremely competitive rounds of written and oral advocacy with final victory claimed by the City University of Hong Kong. The Uni Turku Vis Team, with students Juho Hellgren, Mirka Kuisma, Petr Timura, Lisa Werle, Mikita Areshko and Veera Salokannel, returned home with an honorary mention for their excellent respondent's memorandum.
The Vis Moot is an outstanding way of learning advocacy skills, arbitration and sales law in a challenging and international atmosphere. The law firms of Borenius, Castren & Snellman, Hannes Snellman, and Roschier provide support by organizing a workshop for the participants, while "premoots" organized around the world help train students in the art of oral advocacy prior to the actual showdown.