Bernardo Kahn and Tomás de Brito Paulo (Associates) led the FDUL winning team at the IX Portuguese Public International Law Moot Court organized by Nova School of Law, NOVA University. The event was supported by VdA, VdA Academia, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Instituto de Ciências Jurídico-Politíticas [Institute for Legal and Political Sciences] of FDUL [Law Faculty of University of Lisbon] and NOVA LAW SU and took place on 9 May at the Lisbon Court of Appeal.

This Moot Court had 8 teams from 4 faculties - NOVA School of Law, Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon, Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra and the Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of NOVA University - in a total of 32 participants, and a jury with 14 members from the various faculties, research centres and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The case of the "Sengoku Islands" was the chosen case for this year’s edition, as the Claimant State there was the Kingdom of Amater, and as the Defendant State the Republic of Ruthenia. The case addressed issues of public international law, namely the attribution of responsibility, state succession, the delimitation of territorial boundaries, the law of the sea and the right to compensation as a result of internationally wrongful acts.

Not only the team supported by VdA Academia won the competition as, to top it off, two of the team's speakers were the second and third best speakers of the competition.