International Commercial Arbitration Court (the ICAC) hosted the Ukrainian rounds of Willem C. – V Ukrainian Vis Pre-Moot* on 22-23 February and awarded the highly reputable Academician Ihor Pobirchenko Prize to the teams scored 1st, 2nd and 3rd in the competition.
The 1st Prize went to Lazarski University in Warsaw from Poland.
The 2nd Prize went to National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (Національний університет “Києво-Могилянська академія”) from Ukraine.
The 3rd Prize went to Latvijas Universitāte from Latvia.
It is interesting that the number of foreign teams was increased. Among 9 teams participating in the competition, 3 foreign teams – Lazarski University (Poland), Latvijas Universitāte (Latvia), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Germany).
Ukrainian teams were represented by leading universities from Kyiv, Lviv and Kharkiv: National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Institute of International Relations of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv, Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University.
ICAC Vice President Inna Yemelianova led the Awards Ceremony and noted: “Such competitions confirm that there will a great future for commercial arbitration in Ukraine. All participants are very professional in their statements already today. And we look forward to the moment when the younger generation will create a decent competition for us. And we are ready to contribute to that”.
The V Ukrainian Vis Pre-Moot is organized by Vasil Kisil & Partners with support from the International Commercial Arbitration Court at the Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Ukrainian Arbitration Association and Sayenko Kharenko law firm.
*The Vis Pre-Moot is aimed at promoting professional training of law students to international commercial law and arbitration. By participating in the Ukrainian Vis Pre-Moot, students from various universities were afforded an opportunity to present their arguments on the case to the leading legal practitioners and receive valuable advice for their further participation in international events. Similar competitions are held in 100 countries and attended by almost 300 teams.