We assume responsibility.
As a commercial partnership we carry a social responsibility. Through „Inhlanhla e.V.“ [Inhlanhla registered society] and project „Legacy Landscapes“, we support two initiatives which are dedicated to social and ecological purposes. Furthermore, for many years, we have been supporting committed students and German universities who participate in the „Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot“, the distinguished student competition in international commercial dispute resolution.
Inhlanhla e.V. – Hilfe für Kinder in Südafrika [Inhlanhla registered society – help for children in South Africa]
In the Zulu language, „Inhlanhla“ means luck, and it is this luck which the association aims to provide to South African children. It was established by our partner, Kirsten Fox, and her sisters, Julika Falconer-Rahe and Susanne Rahe, and has, since 2008, been making substantial contributions to the daily food supply of, in the meantime, about 500 school children in the KwaZulu-Natal province in South Africa. The children are orphaned, predominantly due to AIDS, and live together in what is called children families, in which the older children take care of the younger children. The association currently supports nine day care centers and four schools, which take care of the children. Concretely, the association provides the children with food, school uniforms, and school supplies. Moreover, it was already possible to create eight playgrounds in the day care centers. The association also provides mobile libraries.
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IBAN Nummer: DE47 2005 0550 1042 2180 14
Project “Legacy Landscapes”
Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot
For many years, our law firm has been supporting teams from various German universities which participate in the international “Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot”. A moot is a juristic competition in which teams from different universities compete in simulated court or arbitral proceedings, representing their fictitious clients as lawyers in a realistic dispute.
With about 300 teams from more than 65 countries, the Willem C. Vis Moot is the biggest and most renowned international moot in commercial dispute resolution. The highlight of the event is the competition for the final oral arguments in Vienna, which is also where the prizes for the best memoranda are awarded. Due to the keen interest at the participating universities, just being selected by their university’s team is already an honor for the students.
The competition is first and foremost a unique possibility to learn and to hone the skills a corporate litigation lawyer needs in a realistic setting. However, the far more important achievement of the competition is that it offers the opportunity to network and to make friends across borders, and these contacts often remain intact for an entire career.