Annually Moscow Pre-Moot is preceded by the Conference focused on the procedural issues raised by Willem C.Vis Moot organizers in particular year. In 2017 the Conference was devoted to “Commencement of arbitration and security for costs”, in 2016 — to “Document Production and Recovery of Damages”, in 2015 – to “Emergency Proceedings in International Arbitration”, in 2014 – to “Complex Arbitrations: Consolidation of Claims and Related Issues”, in 2013 – to “Witness evidence in Arbitration”, in 2012 – to “Corruption allegations in International Commercial Arbitration”.

In the course of the Conference a panel of distinguished guests shares their knowledge and expertise in the field with the participants of Willem C.Vis Moot and addresses questions from the audience.

9th Moscow Premoot Conference “Battle of forms and Conformity under the CISG and Challenge of arbitrators” will be devoted to procedural issues raised by Willem C Vis Organizers this year and will be preceded by the Vis Moot Workshop “How to succeed in Vienna”, where renowned Vienna arbitrators will give to the participants the tips on performance and reveal true reasons behind giving grades. Among the speakers of the Conference are Prof. Dr. Larry A. DiMatteo (University of Florida, Huber Hurst Professor of Contract Law (USA), Dmitry Marenkov (Germany Trade & Invest, Senior Lawyer (Bonn), Yury Babichev (Goltsblat BLP LLP, Head of Group, LDR, (Moscow).

The Workshop and Conference will take place on 2 March 2018 from 3 to 7 pm, The event will take place at the Lumiere Brothers Center of Photography (Bolotnaya embankment 3/1) and will be followed be Welcome Reception.

To register for the Conference and Workshop please send us your full name and affiliation to

The event is held in English. Participation is free of charge.