DLA Piper has sponsored the first edition of the Statale Pre-Moot, organised by the University of Milan between 18 and 20 February 2016.
During the three days of the event, teams of several universities from all over Europe (Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, The Netherlands, Sweden, and Switzerland) gathered in Milan to compete on a simulated arbitration, based on the problem of the “Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot“.
It has been a unique opportunity for students involved in the competition to test their preparation and develop their skills in the stimulating environment of some of the top tier law firms in Milan, before panels made up of some of the most distinguished arbitration experts and practitioners in Italy.
In particular, DLA Piper has hosted the hearing between the University of Lausanne and the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and the hearing between the University of Helsinki and the University of Amsterdam. Federica Bocci, Davide Rossetti, Pietro Bombonato and Milena Tona served as arbitrators within the mock competition. Michele Grassi managed the event’s organization.