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28th Vis Moot

Team Registration

Registration is accomplished by completion and submission of the registration form, which may be done at any time prior to the end of November. Registration is confirmed by payment of the registration fee of Euro 400 (reduced fee for virtual Vis Moot). The registration fee must be paid until 15 January 2021 unless specific permission for later payment has been given by the Directors of the Moot. The registration starts with 15 September 2020 and closes on 27 November 2020.

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Arbitrator Registration

The arbitrator registration opens at the beginning of December 2020 and closes mid of January or whenever capacity is reached. Arbitrators who already participated in the Vis Moot before, have already an arbitrator account and can use the “arbitrator login” instead of the “arbitrator registration” which is only meant for arbitrators who are new to the Vis Moot.

DAILY HEARING SCHEDULES and RESULTS

We will publish the daily hearing schedule including teams and the respective arbitrators here. 

HEARING SCHEDULE SATURDAY –  28th Vis Moot Saturday Schedule 

HEARING SCHEDULE SUNDAY – 28th Vis Moot Sunday Schedule

HEARING SCHEDULE MONDAY – 28th Vis Moot Monday Schedule

HEARING SCHEDULE TUESDAY – 28th Vis Moot Tuesday Schedule

ROUND OF 64 PAIRINGS – ROUND OF 64 (08:00 CEST Wednesday 31 March)

ROUND OF 32 PAIRINGSROUND OF 32 (11:30 CEST Wednesday 31 March)

ROUND OF 16 PAIRINGS – ROUND OF 16 (15:00 CEST Wednesday 31 March)

QUARTER FINALS – QUARTER (18:00 CEST Wednesday 31 March)

SEMI FINALS –  SEMI FINAL 09:00 AM CEST Thursday 1 April

FINAL – Bucerius Law School vs Singapore Management University 

13:00 CEST Thursday 1 April (live streamed https://vismootvienna.expo-ip.com/)

WINNING TEAM OF THE 28th VIS MOOT – Bucerius Law School 

 

ERIC E. BERGSTEN AWARD – Best Team Orals

Winning Team 

BUCERIUS LAW SCHOOL

1st Runner up

SINGAPORE MANAGEMENT UNIVERSITY 

2nd Runner up

NATIONAL LAW UNIVERSITY, DELHI

UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA

ERIC E. BERGSTEN AWARD – Best Team Orals

Honorable Mentions

Aarhus University
Auckland University
Australian Catholic University
Bilkent University
BPP Law School
Brooklyn Law School
Bucerius Law School
Chinese University of Hong Kong
City University of Hong Kong
Columbia University
Deakin University
Eberhard Carls University Tübingen
Erasmus University
Federal University of Bahia
Fordham University
Galatasaray University
Harvard University
Honorable Society of Gray’s Inn
Istanbul University
Jagiellonian University
Kutafin Moscow State Law University
Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University
London School of Economics
Luigi Bocconi University
Mackenzie Presbyterian University
MGIMO University
Monarch University
National Law School of India
National Law University Delhi
National Law University Jodhpur
National Law University Odisha
National Research University “Higher School of Economics” Moscow
National University of Singapore
Nova University of Lisbon, School of Law
O.P. Jindal Global University
Pace University
Ponitifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
Pontifical Catholic University of Sao Paulo
Ruhr University of Bochum
Saarland University
Singapore Management University
Stetson University
Strathmore University
Universidad de Chile
Universidad Francisco Marroquin
Universidade de Lisboa
University College, Dublin
University College, London
University of Bern
University of Buenos Aires
University of Freiburg
University of Göttingen
University of Heidelberg
University of Leipzig
University of Mainz
University of Münster
University of Ottawa
University of Pittsburgh
University of Pretoria
University of Queensland
University of Stockholm
University of Sydney
University of Vienna
WU Vienna

MARTIN DOMKE AWARD – Best individual Oralist Results 

PIETER SANDERS AWARD – Best written memorandum for Claimant Results

WERNER MELIS AWARD – Best written memorandum for Respondent Results

MICHAEL L. SHER AWARD for the Spirit of the Willem C. Vis Moot

 

UNIVERSITY EDUARDO MONDLANE – MOZAMBIQUE

PROBLEM RELATED MATERIAL

Download the problem for the 28th Vis Moot (2nd Virtual Vis Moot)

Download the problem incl PO2 for the 28th Vis Moot (2nd Virtual Moot) incl. Appendix 1

Download the Arbitrator Analysis for the 28th Vis Moot (2nd Virtual Vis Moot)

Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution Rules

United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods

New York Convention

UNIDROIT Principles

MATERIALS FOR THE VIRTUAL HEARINGS

Download the regular competition Rules for the 28th Vis Moot (2nd Virtual Vis Moot)

Download the ADDITIONAL ONLINE competition Rules for the 28th Vis Moot (2nd Virtual Vis Moot) 

Technical handbook for arbitrators 

Technical handbook for teams

Arbitrator instructions 

Presiding arbitrator instructions

How to give proper feedback to teams? –  a guided video 

 

How does the scoring work? – a guided video

TRAINING SESSIONS for VIRTUAL HEARINGS

 
All training sessions took place last week. The sessions were recorded and the recordings are available below. 

FOR ARBITRATORS

FOR TEAMS

FINAL PANEL

Ann Ryan Robertson C.Arb FCIArb

Prof. Dr. Lauro Gama Jr. 

Gabrielle Nater-Bass

PARTICIPATING ARBITRATORS

Click on the link to find out about the participating arbitrators 

VIRTUAL VIS MOOT MEETING AREA

The “Virtual Vis Moot Meeting Area” serves as a digital event area for the 2nd Virtual Willem C. Vis Moot. We tried to set up the digital event area similar to the Vis Moot in Vienna. You can find find an exhibition area for publishers, sponsors and supporters as well as a networking area for students and arbitrators and a waiting room for reserve arbitrators (Slack channel – the same communication channel used in the 27th Vis Moot). We also integrated some fun parts like a virtual photo booth and a photo gallery as well as the famous MAA quiz.

Access to all official Vis Moot events, such as the Opening Ceremony, the Announcement of
teams advancing to the elimination rounds, the final round and the Closing Ceremony is made available from the “Vis Moot Meeting Area”.

Last but not least, the “Vis Moot Meeting Area” shall also serve as a networking area for students, coaches and arbitrators. We hope that with the help of the platforms “Wonder” and “Remo” we are able to provide you a pleasant networking experience to meet new colleagues and friends. 

ACCESS THE VIRTUAL VIS MOOT MEETING AREA

You can access the “Vis Moot Meeting Area” here: https://vismootvienna.expo-ip.com

Registration is once required. After you completed the registration, you will receive an email with a confirmation link. After clicking this link, your registration will be active.

PLEASE NOTE: We highly recommend to agree to all cookies in particular YouTube and the Chat function as otherwise several functions (like the live stream of events) will not be available to you. 

FURTHER DETAILS ON THE NETWORKING TOOLS USED

In case you are not familiar with this program, we recommend to read the following instructions or watch the intro video on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfRDhi1dvaI&t=331s

How does Wonder.me work?
Wonder.me provides a virtual room where people can meet and talk. Every person is represented by a small avatar and you will have the possibility to upload a photo for this purpose. By clicking or dragging your mouse around this digital space you will move around the room. When your avatar gets close to someone else’s avatar, a video chat will open. More people nearby? The video chat includes more members and you can join the group.

You can see other people move around the room and when they are talking to each other. You cannot hear or see their conversation unless you join their group, which we refer to as a “circle”.

How do I gain access to wonder.me within the Virtual Vis Moot Meeting Area?
By clicking on “All Participant Networking Area” at the virtual Administration Desk, you will automatically be forwarded to wonder.me.

Arriving at wonder.me you will be notified that you are about to join a wonder room and the program will ask your permission to access your camera and microphone from your browser. If you would like to continue, click on “Request browser permissions”. A little window will pop-up in your browser, asking you whether you allow using your camera and microphone. If you would like to proceed, click on “Allow”.

Wonder.me will now show you the camera and microphone it is about to access. If you would like to use another camera and/or microphone please select it accordingly in the drop-down menu. As soon as you agree with the settings, click “Next”. As soon as you can choose the settings (gear wheel icon), you will be asked either to take a picture or to upload a photo of your choice that will be used for your wonder avatar.

After you have taken your picture, you can enter your name. Click “Next” and you will eventually find yourself in the Vis Moot Team Networking area on wonder.me. Feel free to move around with your avatar and have a good time starting conversations with other Vis Mooties!

How do I move around the room?
Click anywhere in the room with your mouse button and hold the click down.

How do I chat to other guests?
Move your avatar to one of the circles and join a conversation. You can also send messages to communicate with individual guests, to participants of the circle that you have joined, or the entire room.

How do I know who else is in the room?
You can see all the people in the room via the participant sidebar. You can see their name and picture. Invite them to a circle or chat directl.

Since we will unfortunately not be able to see each other in person Vienna this year, we have set up a virtual networking opportunity for all participating arbitrators, using the program “Remo”.

In case you are not familiar with this program, we recommend you keep on reading. We further recommend the following intro video on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P01JxUBNU2Y

What is Remo?
Remo is an immersive virtual space that empowers people to communicate, connect, and collaborate with each other. The program uses video, audio and chat to allow people within the space to interact from anywhere in the world. When you enter Remo, you will see a top-down, 2-D map view of the virtual event venue. Each user has their own avatar, which they can move from room to room just by clicking on a space. As soon as you enter a room, you will be able to see, hear and interact with whoever is already in that space in real-time.

How do I gain access to Remo within the virtual Vis Moot platform?

By clicking on “Arbitrator Networking” at the virtual Administration Desk, you will automatically be forwarded to Remo. Having arrived on the Remo landing page you may join the arbitrator networking by clicking on the link. You will now be asked to enter in your E-Mail address, or you could also log in directly with a Google account. To proceed you have to click on “Continue”. In case you have not chosen the Google account option, you will then be asked to type in your name and to create a password. Click “Join event now!” to conclude this step. Afterwards, you will be notified that you are about to enter into a Remo event. You now have the option to allow the program to gain access to your camera and microphone by clicking on “Allow camera & microphone”.  If you have chosen this option, a little window will pop-up in your Internet browser, asking you whether you would like to enable your camera and microphone. If you would like to proceed, click on “Allow”. Remo will now show you the camera and microphone it is about to access. You now have the opportunity if both are working to your satisfaction. Also, if you would like to use another camera and/or microphone then the one selected, please change the settings accordingly in the drop-down menu. As soon as you are happy with the settings and your camera and microphone functions, click on “Cam & mic works! Join event!”. When you are now in the virtual event space your microphone automatically turns on. You may also turn on your camera by clicking on the corresponding camera icon on the bottom (slighty to the left side). The system will place you into a random table. If other attendees are at the table, you will be placed into conference with them. Otherwise, please wait until others join. Feel free to move around with your avatar and have a good time starting conversations with other arbitrators!


How do I 
move around the room?
To move around, find the table you would like to move to and double-click it to join. You will then – depending on whether you have switched your camera and microphone on or off – be able to talk and video chat with the other people at the table. To switch to a different table and conversation, just double click the table you want to move to.

How do I see who else joined the virtual event space?
When people enter the event, they will start by having a small circle filled with either a person’s picture or initial. This will serve as the person’s marker, so while everyone moves around during the event, you can still tell who is who based on this marker.

How can I make the most of networking with Remo?
You can use your Remo profile to link your professional website/social media/etc. To do this, click your icon on the screen, and then click the little pencil next to your name. Afterwards click “Edit Profile”. At this point, you may add a photo, update your name, affiliation, add a LinkedIn, Website, or Social Media. Attendees will be able to go right to these channels when you add them. After pasting the URLs, click “Save Changes”:

How do I leave the event?
To exit the event, simply close out of your browser when finished.

EVENTS organized by the VIS MOOT ASSOCIATION

Virtual Opening Ceremony

When: 26 March 2021
Where: Online via the virtual Vis Moot Meeting Area – https://vismootvienna.expo-ip.com 
Time: 18:30 (CET)

Usually, we would all meet at the fabulous Vienna Konzerthaus in the heart of the city to celebrate the start of the oral hearings. This year, for the second time, we will meet online instead. The participation link will be available here shortly before the start

Announcements

When: 30 March 2021
Where: Online via the virtual Vis Moot Meeting Area – https://vismootvienna.expo-ip.com
Time: 21:00 (CEST)

Announcement of the Teams which advance to the round of 64. We will publish a list of all teams which advance after the live announcement for all who cannot participate. 

Vis Moot Final

When: 1 April 2021
Where: Online via the virtual Vis Moot Meeting Area https://vismootvienna.expo-ip.com
Time: 13:00 (CEST)

The Vis Moot Final hearing of the best two teams in the 28th Vis Moot. The final usually takes place in front of 2,200 people at the Messe Vienna. Online, even more people have the chance to follow the highlight of the Vis Moot season.

Virtual Closing Ceremony

When: 1 April 2021
Where: Online via the virtual Vis Moot Meeting Area https://vismootvienna.expo-ip.com
Time: 15:30 (CEST)

The final is usually followed by the extraordinary Awards Banquet. This year all awards winners will be announced in a virtual closing ceremony. 

Team Networking

When: throughout the whole competition
Where: Online via the virtual Vis Moot Meeting Area https://vismootvienna.expo-ip.com

We will use WONDER.ME for the networking. 

In case you are not familiar with this program, we recommend to read the instructions above or watch the intro video on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qfRDhi1dvaI&t=331s

Arbitrator Networking

When: starting from Saturday onwards throughout the whole competition
Where: Online via the virtual Vis Moot Meeting Area https://vismootvienna.expo-ip.com

We will use REMO.CO for the networking. 

In case you are not familiar with this program, we recommend you keep on reading. We further recommend the following intro video on Youtube: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P01JxUBNU2Y

EVENTS organized externally

Sorry, but we did not found any event to show here.

DATES AND DEADLINES

Friday, 9 October 2020
Distribution of the Problem
Friday, 9 October 2020
Friday, 29 October 2020
Deadline for requests for clarification
Friday, 29 October 2020
Thursday, 27 November 2020
Closing date for submission of registration form
Thursday, 27 November 2020
Thursday, 10 December 2020
Memorandum for Claimant
Thursday, 10 December 2020
Thursday, 15 January 2021
Payment of registration fee
Thursday, 15 January 2021
Thursday, 28 January 2021
Memorandum for Respondent
Thursday, 28 January 2021
Friday, 26 March 2021
Opening Ceremony
Friday, 26 March 2021
Saturday - Tuesday, 27 - 30 March 2021
General rounds of argument
Saturday - Tuesday, 27 - 30 March 2021
Wednesday - Thursday, 31 March - 1 April 2021
Elimination rounds of argument
Wednesday - Thursday, 31 March - 1 April 2021
Thursday, 1 April 2021
Awards Ceremony
Thursday, 1 April 2021