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Team and Coaches

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From left to right: Mike Conradt (no longer in the team), Milena Schmid, Leona Sabisch, Hendrik L. Müller, Julia Ferrara, Lilly Eberwein and Ferdinand Gypser

We, Ferdinand, Hendrik, Julia, Leona, Lilly and Milena, are representing the University of Marburg at the 29th Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court. Certainly, the upcoming challenges and practical experiences will not only bring us closer together as a team but will also allow us to surpass ourselves on a professional and personal level. Therefore, we are looking forward to the upcoming time and especially to the grand finale in Vienna.

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Lilly Eberwein, 20, will start her third semester of law studies at the University of Marburg in autumn 2021. After finishing school, she made lots of international experiences during the twelve-month stay in England and strengthened her English skills. Lilly’s interest in international affairs first developed during her bilingual lessons in school. This later resulted in her participation in the European Youth Parliament. In her leisure time, Lilly enjoys cooking, baking and exercising, especially dancing, as balance to her studies. She is excited to outgrow herself, whilst working on new legal problems and thereby extending her knowledge.

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Julia Ferrara is 20 years old and studies law in her fourth term at the University of Marburg. Due to its incredible diversity, she has a great passion for civil law. Her particular interest in international civil law arose through her studies of sales law. By participating in the 29th Willem C. Vis Moot Court, she is looking forward to expanding her theoretical studies in regards to practical and international elements and to adopting different perspectives. In the course of various student exchange programs and au pair stays throughout her childhood and youth as well as her participation in the debating club during school, she acquired profound language skills. Besides German and English, she is fluent in Spanish and French, and is currently learning Dutch. Julia is a music enthusiast and likes to sew in her free time.

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Ferdinand Gypser, 21 years old, started his law studies at the University of Würzburg in 2019 and moved to Marburg in spring 2021. For many years, Ferdinand’s interests have been the stock market, finance and other economic topics. Therefore, private law is his favorite field amongst his law studies. By participating in the Willem C. Vis Moot Court, he hopes to learn more about private law on an international level. He is especially looking forward to improving his rhetorical skills and to meeting law students from all over the world at the oral pleadings. His favorite TV show is Downton Abbey.

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Hendrik L. Müller, 21, will be in his seventh semester of law studies at the University of Marburg when he participates in this year’s Willem C. Vis Moot Court. He discovered his interest in the English language at an early age. Now he wants to combine his interest in the English language with his professional interest. In addition to his studies, Hendrik works as a student assistant at the Institute for Criminal Science of Prof. Dr. Jens Puschke LL.M. (King’s College) at the University of Marburg. In his spare time, he enjoys doing sports as for example soccer, sailing and motorcycling. Participating in the Willem C. Vis Moot Court will give him a further boost of motivation for the final stage of his law studies besides improving his English skills and many new experiences.

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Leona Sabisch, 22 years old, studies law at the University of Marburg and will be in her 5th semester when participating the 29th Willem C. Vis Moot Court. After finishing her A-levels, she spent a year abroad in London, Great Britain, where she gathered first international experiences. During this time, she developed a great interest for the English language and culture, which she continuously includes in her studies. By taking part in the Willem C. Vis Moot Court, she is especially excited about learning to resolve international commercial disputes by arbitration and to get practical experience in law. In her free time, she enjoys reading books, cooking and doing sports.

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Milena Schmid, 21, will be in her fifth semester of law studies at the University of Marburg during her participation in the 29th Willem C. Vis Moot Court. Her passion for the English language developed early in her school time. After graduating from school, she completed a Voluntary Year of Social Service in the administration of the State Parliament of Hesse, which allowed her to gain her first valuable work experience. Milena is looking forward to gaining knowledge in international commercial sales law and international commercial arbitration. She is also particularly looking forward to the unique practical experience that the Willem C. Vis Moot Court offers.

The coaches

for the Marburg team for the 29th Vis Moot Court 2021/22 will be Jonas Fritsch, Niklas Frobel, Hans Wilke and Carina Zitzelsberger.

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Jonas Fritsch, 24 years old, studied law from October 2015 until July 2019 at the University of Marburg. Since October 2019 he works as a research assistant at Prof. Budzikiewicz’s chair for civil law, international and European law and comparative law. Under her supervision, Jonas writes a doctoral thesis in the field of private international law. In the previous Vis Moot Court, Jonas was a member of Marburg’s coaching team.

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Niklas Frobel, 26 years old, studied law at the University of Marburg and currently works as a research assistant at the global law firm Dentons in its litigation and dispute resolution practice group in Frankfurt am Main. Furthermore, he is a Ph.D. candidate at the Institute for the Regulation of Law for Digitalisation. In 2015/16 Niklas was part of the team for the University of Marburg in the 23rd Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court and ever since supported following teams with workshops on different moot-related subjects. In addition, he coached the teams from the University of Marburg in 2019/20 and 2020/21. Lastly, since 2020 Niklas acts as the chairman of the Verein zur Förderung der praxisgerechten Juristenausbildung an der Philipps-Universität Marburg which not only supports the various moot court competitions financially but also serves as an alumni network for former participants.

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Hans Wilke, 26, participated himself in the 25th Vis Moot (2017/2018) and coached the team the following year. He is happy to be part of it again this year and will support the team in the best possible way.

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Carina Zitzelsberger, 24 years old, completed her law studies in October 2020. She works as a research assistant at the chair for civil law, international and European law and comparative law of Prof. Dr. Christine Budzikiewicz. She was part of the Marburg team for the 26th Vis Moot in 2018/19 and coached the team of the following year. She looks forward to accompanying this year’s team through the exciting Vis Moot experience.

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