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6th Lazareff Le Bars Vis Pre-Moot 2018

LOGO_VIS_MOOTRegistrations are now open for the 6th Lazareff Le Bars Vis Pre-Moot, to be held in Paris on 9 February 2018.


For the past five years, Lazareff Le Bars has organized a Pre-Moot competition for teams participating in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot.


Each year, Lazareff Le Bars has invited teams based in France as well as in other countries, including Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, Italy, UK, Russia and Ireland. The Lazareff Le Bars Vis Pre-Moot is a perfect occasion to meet Vis Moot participants from other countries and share the Vis Moot experience.


The Lazareff Le Bars Vis Pre-Moot provides an excellent opportunity for teams to practise their pleadings in the format employed in Vienna. The participating teams plead before arbitral tribunals that are familiar with the case, composed of senior practicing lawyers, law professors, arbitrators, ICC counsel and in-house counsel.

The 6th Lazareff Le Bars Vis Pre-Moot will take place on:

Friday, 9 February 2018
(starting at 9 am)

The winning team will be announced at the cocktail reception on

the evening of Friday, 9 February 2018
(starting at 6:30 pm)

Please note that we are able to register only the first 16 applicants. As we received a large number of applications last year, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible, in order to secure your place in the 6th Lazareff Le Bars Vis Pre-Moot.


There are no registration fees for participating teams. Participating teams will have to bear their travel and accommodation costs. However, we would be happy to provide you with accommodation options, if needed, and we note that if booked in advance, trains/flights to Paris could be very reasonable.


Please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Athina Fouchard Papaefstratiou (Counsel), Mr. Lucian Ilie (Senior Associate) or Ms. Julie Venot (Associate), all of whom are in copy of this email, if you have any questions in relation to the above.


We hope that a team from your University will be able to join the 2018 Lazareff Le Bars Vis Pre-Moot. We would be grateful if you could confirm whether you would be interested and/or available to participate in our pre-moot before 13 December 2017, by sending an email to We hope to see you at the 6th Lazareff Le Bars Vis Pre-Moot!