The Vis Moot Journey is about to begin

A message from the Moot Alumni Association (“MAA“)

The Vis Moot Journey is about to begin!
Will you be mooting? Will you be coaching? Do you want to know how to have a successful Moot year? Do you not have a coach?

If you have answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, we are excited to inform you that the MAA is now launching its latest webinar series: “The Vis Moot Journey”! We are kicking off the series with the first episode: “Selecting a Winning Team and Preparing Before the Moot Problem Release”, which will take place on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at 4 a.m. (EST) / 10 a.m. (CEST) / 2:30 p.m. (IST) / 4 p.m. (HKT) / 6:30 p.m. (DST).

On the panel will be Dr. Patricia Shaughnessy (Professor, Stockholm University), Dr. Rajesh Sharma (Senior Lecturer, RMIT University), Catalina Bizic (Associate, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP) and Eric Ng (Managing Counsel, HKIAC), all of whom have had incredible success in the Vis Moot (as coaches and/or mooties), offering their insights and discussing the best strategies for building a winning team and preparing before the Vis moot problem comes to light. The MAA’s very own Dr. Navin G. Ahuja (who has also had incredible success in the Vis Moots) will moderate this amazing panel and also lead a Q&A session.

With thanks to Withersworldwide for its sponsorship, you can register for the webinar using the link below.

https://withersworldwide.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EILrA_yVT2mI1bVDB3jszg

We look forward to seeing you!

For any queries, please email: maaconferences@maa.net

The Vis Moot Journey-Flyer

29th Vis Moot – Format

Vienna, 1 September 2021

Dear Vis Moot Community,

Another Vis Moot year and we needed to take a decision on how to proceed with the organization of the 29th Vis Moot in light of the ongoing global pandemic. Covid-19 has become part of our lives for more than one-and-a-half year and will most likely continue to impact our world in the foreseeable future.

One of the most important features of the Vis Moot are the social- and network opportunities for students, coaches and arbitrators during the week of the oral hearings in Vienna. The benefits and the educational value of an in-person event are invaluable for the students. However, there remains considerable uncertainty about the extent to which international travel will be possible next year with governmental restrictions being lifted and then re-imposed again. Under these circumstances, we have decided to host the oral hearings of the Vis Moot on an online hearing platform again. For the 29th Vis Moot, however we are also exploring options to create “Social Vis Moot Bubbles” around the world where Moot participants can meet in-person.

The idea of having “Social Vis Moot Bubbles” is completely separated from the oral hearings. All hearings will take place virtually like in the last two years. Students will not meet each other in-person for the hearings. Instead the idea is to gather smaller groups for certain events that would be organized with special health safety precautions. We would like to create one main “Social Vis Moot Bubble” in Vienna and some additional ones around the world (e.g. in Northern and Southern America, Asia, Australia, Africa). At this stage, we are not able to provide much more detail.  A lot will depend on the further development of the pandemic and the rules for social gatherings pending next year.

Deciding now to go for another Virtual Vis Moot also allows much greater opportunities to deal with planning and logistics from an organisational perspective. More details will be released as they are determined regarding the hearings specifically, such as the platform that will be used.

The memoranda competitions will proceed as usual.  There will be again a reduced registration fee of €400 per team due to the remote participation in the oral hearings. Possible additional fees might be attached for social events.

We remain very firmly committed to the benefits and the educational value of bringing all participants together for in person-hearings. We therefore hope to be able to set up at least some opportunities for social gathering during the Vis Moot week in 2022.

The Vis Moot Directors
and the Association for the Organisation and Promotion of the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot

29th Vis Moot_Information_3rd_Virtual_Vis_Moot

PO 2 incl. Appendix 1

Dear Teams,

Please find attached the PO2 incl. the missing Appendix 1.

Further, we would like to highlight that the claimant’s memorandum submission is due on Thursday, December 10 23:30 CET and not on December 11 as wrongly stated in Procedural Order Nr. 1.

With kind regards The Vis Moot Directors

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