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International Roman Law Moot

Twelfth IRLM (2019)

The Twelfth International Roman Law Moot was hosted by the University of Cambridge at venues in Cambridge and Ely, between 26 and 30 March 2019, under the auspices of the Centre for English Legal History. The Moot was made possible by the generous support of the Centre, the Cambridge Law Journal and Trinity College, Cambridge.

The facts of the libellus and certain of its protagonists bore more than passing resemblance to matters of high politics and diplomacy between the United Kingdom and the continent in 2019. It required teams to examine one partner's contentious withdrawal from a societas founded, by the so-called pactum Romanum, to undertake certain economic activities formerly the preserve of provincial administrations. The claims featured a potentially ineffective and purportedly revoked notification of withdrawal, a rejected arbitral decision, and a dispute about valuing the partnership's banking activities for the purposes of calculating the withdrawal payment.

A video of the semi-final moot held at Trinity College between the Université de Liège and the Universität Wien is available to view online.



Eboreus c. Britannicum

Palma Victoriae

Université de Liège

Palma Secunda

University of Oxford

Palma Tertia

Universität Wien

Palma Optimi Oratoris

Nargisse El Houti (Université de Liège)

Mentiones Honorifices

Riccardo Gaeta (Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II); Katharina Haen (Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen)


Cambridge Faculty of Law / Benjamin Spagnolo


University of Cambridge