Dear Willem C. Vis Moot Participants around the globe,

The Faculty of Law of Lomonosov Moscow State University cordially invites you to take part in the 9th Moscow Premoot for the 25th Willem C. Vis Moot Competition.

The event will take place on 2-4 March 2018 and will gather up to 20 foreign and Russian teams. The arbitrators will give the grades to the participants. Based on the grades we will announce three best teams and three best speakers of the 9th Moscow Pre-moot. This will happen at the Awards Ceremony and Banquet at Atrium at the Faculty of Law, where the guests shall also expect special awards and surprises.

To bring the participants a little bit closer to a success in Vienna, on 2 March 2018 we organize the Vis Moot Workshop where renowned Vienna arbitrators and coaches will give the tips to participants. The Workshop on practical skills will be followed by the Conference “Battle of forms and Conformity under the CISG and Challenge of arbitrators” devoted to procedural issues raised by Willem C Vis Organizers this year. The event will end up with the Welcome Reception and Evening City Walk.

To make the 9th Moscow Premoot a more exciting event we arranged a cultural and social programme: guided tours to Lomonosov University, including to the top of the Main Building, Moscow Theaters Tour, a walk in historic center of Moscow, a journey via Moscow tube and of course visits to the bars.

If your team is interested in participating in the 9th Moscow Pre-moot or if you are interested to act as an arbitrator please register at this web page before 1 February 2018.

Should you have any questions about the coming event, please contact Olesya Petrol or Alexandra Skiba at

We look forward to seeing you at the 9th Moscow Premoot!

Yours Sincerely,

Organizing committee