5 May 2023
We are thrilled to announce a successful completion of the PAX Moot Court 2023 – Peter Nygh Round!
The competition took place in Antwerp from 3 to 5 May. The preliminary rounds were held at the University of Antwerp and the semi-finals and finals at the Antwerp court.
The number of teams competing in this year's PAX Moot was the highest so far (37 teams). We were delighted to host 28 teams in the oral rounds. These 28 teams came from 12 EU states and 5 non-EU countries. There were 9 teams competing for the first time. The oral rounds were attended by 110 students in total. In the competition, 48 judges, attorneys, and academics served as judges.
The University of Ljubljana won the oral rounds, with the University of Vienna coming in second. The teams from Maastricht University and Singapore Management University advanced to the semi-finals.
The University of Vienna won the prize for the best written memorials, with the University of Ghent in second place and the University of Sofia in third.
Matej Igličar (University of Ljubljana) received the Best Oralist award. In the second place came Maximilian Murtinger and in third place Gustav Kirchauer (both of the University of Vienna).
We would like to convey our heartfelt gratitude to the European Commission for its financial support of the PAX 2.0 Project, which enables us to organize the PAX Moot Court!
Next year’s PAX Moot court competition will take place from 24 to 26 April in Ljubljana.
24 March 2023
On 22 and 23 March 2023 Sofia University "St. Kliment Ohridski" hosted a large-scale training on EU Private International Law for judges from five different countries. We are pleased to announce a very successful completion of the event.
Sofia University (represented by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Boriana Musseva, Head of the Department of International Law and International Relations, and Assist. Prof. Dr. Tsvetelina Dimitrova) organized the event in cooperation with the PAX 2.0 project partners (University of Antwerp, Asser Institute, Maastricht University, Université Paris Dauphine, University of Barcelona, and University of Ljubljana).
The PAX Judicial Training offered participating judges two days of interactive training consisting of short theoretical lectures and extended practical sessions. This year’s topics included the interplay of the Brussels I bis Regulation and the European Insolvency Regulation, special jurisdiction and applicable law in matters relating to a contract and to tort, as well as the taking of evidence in cross-border civil and commercial matters.
Thanks to the participating judges, the exchange and discussions with the academics were on the highest level. Furthermore, the overwhelming response and active participation reassure us of the importance of EU Private International Law in judicial practice as well as of the importance of such training events.
We also want to thank the European Commission for funding the PAX 2.0 project, allowing us to spread awareness among judges and students regarding the EU Private International Law instruments and facilitating their consistent application.
13 February 2023
We are pleased to inform you about a new PAX 2.0 Project activity. On the 22 & 23 March 2023, our project partners from the Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” will host the first PAX Judicial Training.
PAX Judicial Training in Sofia, which is aimed at judges and trainee judges, will focus on topical issues of private international law such as the interplay of the European Insolvency Regulation and the Brussels I bis Regulation; jurisdiction and applicable law in matters relating to a contract and tort as well as taking of evidence in civil and commercial matters.
Registrations are possible until 20 February on the email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out more here!
11 February 2023
As provided in the competition rules, each team may submit maximum of 5 clarification questions. The deadline for sending the requests is 13 February 2023. Please send your requests to: email@example.com
Requests for clarification should be limited to matters that would appear to have legal significance in the context of the Case. A request for clarification must include a short explanation of the expected significance of the clarification. Any request that does not contain such an explanation may be ignored.
Based upon the requests received from all teams, the Executive Secretariat will publish Problem Corrections and Clarifications within two weeks after the submission deadline for clarifications. Each team must ensure that it receives and adequately notes the Problem Corrections and Clarifications in preparation for the Competition.
4 February 2023
Dear PAX Moot Teams!
Don't forget, the deadline for registration for the 2023 PAX Moot Court - Peter Nygh Round is quickly approaching.
Registrations are possible only until 6 February 2023 (23.59 CET).
1. November 2022
It gives us great pleasure to announce the launch of the PAX 2.0 (Private International Law in Motion 2.0). We are greatly thankful for the continuous support of the European Commission, which recognized the importance of our project goals.
We are very much looking forward to two new years of PAX Moot Court and PAX Judicial Trainings!