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Results of Swiss teams at 2014 Vis Moot

12.05.2014 - Swiss teams, including participants from the universities of Basel, Bern, Fribourg, Geneva, Lausanne, Neuchâtel, St. Gallen and Zurich earned notable results at this year's Willem C. Vis Moot.

For the 21st edition of the Willem C. Vis Moot, around 300 teams from all over the world gathered in Vienna. The teams of the Universities of Basel, Berne, Fribourg, Geneva, Lausanne, Neuchâtel, St. Gallen and Zurich represented Switzerland in the competition with notable results. The teams representing the Universities of Geneva, Lausanne, St. Gallen and Zurich earned honourable mentions for either one or both of their memoranda. In addition, the University of Geneva was the runner-up in the competition for the Best Memorandum for Claimant.


A highlight for the Swiss participants this year was the remarkable success of the team of the University of Fribourg (Noémie Zürcher, Cheryl De-Souza, Konrad Staeger, Simon Demaurex,Benjamin Trachsel; Johanna Henschel, Oliver William (coaches)). The team was awarded an honourable mention for their memorandum for claimant and won the Werner Melis Award for the competition’s Best Memorandum for Respondent. Like the teams of the Universities of Basel and Lausanne, team Fribourg successfully reached the elimination rounds of arguments where it has been eliminated by the very strong team of the University of the State of Rio de Janeiro. On their way to the elimination rounds of arguments Konrad Staeger and Simon Demaurex have earned an honourable mention for their individual pleading skills.

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