Article in Extensio Magazine

30/08/2018 20:00

Last week, Edition Volume 25, Number 29 of Extensio: Electronic Extension Magazine was released. It features an article written by Professor Aline Beltrame de Moura, GEArb coordinating professor, amongst the group monitor, Gustavo Becker Monteiro, and the group members Hamilton Antônio Zardo Neto, Juliana Blanco de Oliveira, Kristyan Quadros and Vitória Linhares Malucelli about the importance of the moot courts as an extension of the academic life.

The article is available for reading at:

https://periodicos.ufsc.br/index.php/extensio/article/view/1807-0221.2018v15n29p47/37181

Vis Moot

21/08/2018 10:00

Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot is the biggest international competition for law students in the world. It is annually held in Vienna since 1994 and happens entirely in English, allowing law students to play the role of attorneys in an international commercial arbitration.

The competition always concerns a dispute arising out of a sales contract between two parties from different Contracting States of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG). The goal of the competition is to provide students the opportunity to get familiar with the international commercial law practice, as well as getting to know other students from numerous legal cultures.

In 2018, GEArb attended Vis Moot for the first time, taking a pioneering position in the state of Santa Catarina in relation to the study of international commercial arbitration and the participation in the competition. Even though it was its first participation, the UFSC team reached the 116° position among 362 teams. Among these other teams were distinguished universities in national and international level, such as Harvard, Sorbonne and Cambridge. This position demonstrates the UFSC students’ potential to stand out in the next editions.

Pre-moots are preparatory competitions that occur before the oral hearings in Vienna. The main pre-moots in Brazil are organized by CAM-CCBC in Sao Paulo and by Universidade Positivo in Curitiba. Internationally speaking, the Hamburg Pre-Moot is the one that stands out, it is also organized by CAM-CCBC and many brazilian teams participate in it.

In 2018, GEArb attended Vis Moot for the first time, taking a pioneering position in the state of Santa Catarina in relation to the study of international commercial arbitration and the participation in the competition. Even though it was its first participation, the UFSC team reached the 116º position among 362 teams. Among the other teams were distinguished universities in national and international level, such as Harvard, Sorbonne and Cambridge. This position proves the UFSC students’ potential to stand out in the next editions.

CAEMP

21/08/2018 09:33

CAEMP (acronym for Business Arbitration Competition, in Portuguese) is an annual competition promoted by PUC-RS, held in Porto Alegre. The competition concerns a fictional case that involves important topics of arbitration and corporate law, allowing students to perform as attorneys for both parties in two moments: in the writing submissions and oral hearings.

In the last edition, besides the arbitration issues, the case also addressed points related to judicial recovery, such as discussions regarding the validity of close-out netting provisions due to the debtor’s request for judicial recovery; demandability of credits from guarantee provided by a company in judicial recovery and the submission of credits guaranteed  by mortgage or fiduciary alienation offered by a third party in relation to the effects of the judicial recovery.

Also, in this edition, the UFSC team achieved the award for best memorandum for respondent. Also, it reached the quarter finals and had two of its oralists (Gabriel Masiero and Marco Pascoali) figuring among the best oralists in the competition. It was the best performance a team from Santa Catarina ever had in an arbitration competition.

Application deadline

20/08/2018 22:00

We remind everyone that the application for the UFSC Team for the 26th Vis Moot is due this week, on August 24th (Friday).

More information on the selection process can be found in the file.

Call for candidates – 26th Vis Moot

15/08/2018 19:50

GEArb gladly announces its selection process to be a part of the UFSC Team for the 26th Vis Moot!

More informations on how to apply and represent UFSC in Vienna from April 11th to April 18th can be found in the file.

 

FECEMA Magazine

16/07/2018 16:26

Last week the 2018 edition of “RCSC” (Santa Catarina’s Dispute Resolution Review) was launched, featuring a paper on the UFSC Team participation in the 25th Vis Moot.

We thank FECEMA for the long lasting partnership and for this paper. Furthermore, GEArb UFSC compliments the team members and Professor Aline Beltrame de Moura, coordinator of GEARb UFSC, as well as the team coaches Lio Bocorny, Vanessa Zimmermann de Meireles and Bernardo Rohden Pires for their support! 

The paper is available for reading at: http://www.fecema.org.br/rcsc2018