VII Souto Correa Pre-Moot

On February 20 and 21, our firm held the seventh edition Souto Correa Pre-Moot, a preparatory competition for Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, in an action to encourage the in-depth study of arbitration, contracts and international trade.

The competition, promoted by the Association for the Organization and Promotion of the International Arbitration Simulation Competition Willem C. Vis, revolves around a fictional case involving a conflict arising from an international contract for the purchase and sale of goods and which provides for arbitration as conflict resolution method. This year, the procedural and merit discussions are:

– The joinder of a third-party to the arbitral proceeding;
– The possibility of holding virtual hearings;
– The application of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the Purchase and Sale of International Goods – CISG to the “Purchase, Collaboration and License Agreement”; and
– An alleged breach of a contractual obligations to deliver goods in accordance with Article 42 of the CISG.

In this edition, 8 Brazilian universities (FGV-SP, IBMEC-SP, PUC-PR, PUC-RS, PUC-SP, UFBA, UFPR and UNB) and 2 Indian universities (Government Law College, Mumbai and Sastra Deemed University) participated in the Pre-Moot, and had the opportunity to present their arguments, in a 100% virtual event, to a select group of over 50 arbitrators who assessed the development and quality of the teams.

We congratulate all participating teams for the excellent level of the debates, the coaches, who prepared the competitors and the arbitrators, in particular, the four teams who classified for the semifinals: FGV-SP, UFBA, UNB and PUC-SP.

The semifinals were arbitrated by Ana Carolina Weber, Pacôme Ziegler, Rodrigo Moreira, Adriana Regina Sarra de Deus, Luís Peretti and Raphael Jadão.

UFBA won the final panel against PUC-SP, which was arbitrated by Ana Gerdau de Borja, Duncan Speller and Guilherme Rizzo Amaral.