We are honoured close the second edition of the first Polish arbitration moot court organized by the Lewiatan Court of Arbitration and Young Arbitration Practitioners in Poland (YAPP), which was addressed to the trainees of the Polish advocates’ and legal advisors’ bars.
Lewiatan Arbitration Moot Court is a type of moot court competition consisting of a simulation of a trial before an arbitration court based on a fictitious statement of facts. The participants become the parties’ counsels, prepare the strategy for conducting the case and the relevant written statements, and represent their clients during the trial. The long tradition of moot courts confirms the effectiveness and success of such a form of legal education. The organizers were particularly inspired by the success of the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, the greatest world moot court dealing with international commercial arbitration, addressed to students of law.
The competition is open to the trainees of Polish advocates’ and legal advisors’ bars. Each team may consist of 2-4 members. The competition is divided into two parts: a written one and an oral one. The final and prize-giving was held on 24 May 2013. The best team was team No. 7 from Warsaw and the best oralist was Maciej Trąsbki from Gdańsk. Among the winners’ prizes is the chance to participate in arbitration course organized by the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
The second edition of the competition concerned a competition dispute governed by Polish law, and was conducted in Polish. All details are stated in the Rules, which together with the Registration Form is available on the Polish website.