The ninth annual Bucerius Law School Common Law Moot Grand Final (supported by Clifford Chance), concluded on Monday 12 June 2015 with an extremely well contested final between Victoria Jürgensen and Anja Penners (Appellants), and Felix Tann and Jakob Rehder (Respondents). This year’s moot problem centred around a breach of contract dispute between an English restaurant chain and an American-headquartered fund specialising in commercial real estate. The level of mooting in this competition was commendable and this was especially the case in the Grand Final.
The judge panel comprising of Lezel Crook, Monty Silley (both Foreign Language Communication Programme) and Dr Julia Baedorff (alumnus and attorney at Clifford Chance) faced the difficult task of deciding the winning team while a captivated audience sat by witnessing the event. Ultimately, it was Felix Tann and Jakob Rehder who impressed the judges the most and walked away with the much coveted Common Law Moot trophy, a cheque for 400€, and paid internships at the Frankfurt office of Clifford Chance.
Congratulations to all participants: your enthusiasm and commitment is exemplary! Special thanks to our student judges (previous participants), who judged, in part, and whose dedicated engagement keeps the mooting tradition alive at Bucerius Law School. Finally, a special mention goes to Monty Silley who diligently organised the competition and drafted an interesting and intricate moot problem.
Long live the Common Law Moot!