On Friday 16 March 2018, the SCC welcomed the teams with a half-day conference filled with interesting and prominent speakers, including Patricia Shaughnessy (Head of the ICAL Master Program at Stockholm University and Vice-Chair of the SCC Board), Hans Corell (former Under-Secretary-General for Legal Affairs and the Legal Counsel of the UN), Théo Jaekel (Vinge), Alison Tibell (Legal Counsel at the SCC), Robin Oldenstam (Mannheimber Swartling), James Hope (Vinge), Duarte Henriques (BCH Lawyers), and Brian Kotick (Mannheimer Swartling)

Oral pleadings took place over Saturday and Sunday at Mannheimer Swartling’s offices. As always, this year’s visiting teams were a very diverse group of students representing Pontifica Universidade Catolica do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), FGV São Paulo Law School (Brazil), University of Tartu (Estonia), Aarhus University (Denmark), Utrecht University (The Netherlands), University of Geneva (Switzerland), University of Liège (Belgium), University of Montevideo (Uruguay), University of Turku (Finland), Stockholm University (Sweden), University of Auckland (New Zealand), Symbiosis Law School (India) and New Vision University (Georgia).

Photo: Private. Parts of the VIS-moot team, 2018

The ICAL program’s team this year is made up of Anton Schuurman (The Netherlands), Edith Schmidt (Switzerland), Orestis Panagiotis (Greece), Yuxia Tang (China), Yi Wang (China), Lin Luo (China) and student coaches Kun Feng (China) and Alex Ye (Hong Kong).

A number of Mannheimer Swartling’s lawyers, alumni of the Stockholm ICAL program and others generously donated their time to act as arbitrators over the weekend.

FGV São Paulo Law School’s team won the Stockholm Pre-Moot in a close final with University of Auckland. Anders Clausen of Aarhus University won the prize for best speaker, and Stockholm ICAL team won the prize for most collegiate team.

We congratulate all teams on their hard work and excellent performances over the weekend and wish them all the best of luck in Vienna!