KK&P’s associates will participate as arbitrators in online rounds of the XIII Pre-Moot VIS Moscow

On 11 and 12 March, KK&P Senior Associate Sergey Lysov and Associate Luiza Movsisyan will act as arbitrators in online round of the moot.

Teams will consider a fictitious dispute arising from the violation of an SPA and a drone supply agreement. The Claimant, a medium-sized producer of Unmanned Aerial Systems, sued for alleged breach of contract by the Respondent, a private company entirely owned by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Development established to improve regional infrastructure. The case examines whether the Dispute Tribunal has jurisdiction and whether the Vienna Convention applies to the treaty.

The dispute is complicated by a corruption scandal that led to the formation of a new government that declared a moratorium on all contracts related to the National Development Programme.

The Claimant applied to the International Bureau of the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague to assert jurisdiction over the dispute, to declare the contract between the Claimant and the Respondent valid, and to recover incurred losses from the Respondent.

Each participating team will have two oral rounds: one for the claimant and one for the respondent. The two best teams advancing to the Final Round are announced by the Organising Committee following the closure of the last oral round.

Global rounds will be held from 19 to 26 March in Hong Kong and from 31 March to 6 April in Vienna.

To learn more go to https://www.vismoot.ru/

The founders of Pre-Moot Vis Moscow are Olesya Petrol and Alexander Yagelnitsky, with Lomonosov Moscow State University, the Russian Institute of Modern Arbitrations and Young IMA as organisers.