On 21 January 2016 the closing event of the Innsbruck Moot Court took place in the jury court room of the Higher Regional Court Innsbruck. After having submitted their written pleadings, the participating students had to orally plead their clients' cases in a hearing before the "Supreme Moot Court" and respond to the questions of the prominently appointed senate of judges. The senate was composed of Dr. Christoph Brenn (judge of the Austrian Supreme Court), Dr. Christian Winder (vice president of the Tyrolean bar association) and university professor Dr. Alexander Schopper.
Leading law firms assisted the student teams in drafting their written pleadings and in preparing for the oral pleadings. Mag. Manfred Keller, MBA and Domenik Vogt, LL.M., LL.M. of GASSER PARTNER assisted the students Sebastian Allerberger, Michael Brida and Maximilian Benke. At the hearing before court, the team supported by GASSER PARTNER was well prepared, acted in a very professional manner and gave an impressive oral pleading. Answering the following critical questions of the senate demanded profound legal knowledge as well as lawyerly thinking and acting.
The oral pleadings were followed by the award ceremony in the room "New Orleans" of the University of Innsbruck. The team supported by GASSER PARTNER won the first price and thereby qualified for the Moot Court National Finals in Linz, which will take place at the end of June 2016. Once again, GASSER PARTNER will support them in this contest.