Willem C. Vis East International Commercial Arbitration Moot

The Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot or Vis Moot is an international moot court competition. Since 1994, it has been held annually in Vienna, Austria attracting more than 300 law schools from all around the world and spurring the creation of more than 20 pre-moots each year before the actual rounds are held in Vienna. It is the largest moot in the world for its field and is considered a grand slam or major moot. A sister moot, known as the Willem C. Vis (East) Moot, is held in Hong Kong just before the rounds in Vienna. It was established in 2003 and attracts around 150 teams every year, making it the second largest commercial arbitration moot and also a grand slam moot. It uses the same moot problem as the Vis Moot. The objective of both Vis moots is to foster study in the area of international commercial arbitration and encourage the resolution of business disputes by arbitration. The problem for the moot is always based on an international sales transaction subjected to the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) and also involves procedural issues of arbitration such as jurisdiction and powers of an arbitral tribunal. The moot consists of submitting written memoranda for both claimant and respondent before the oral phase of the competition, though the written arguments have no bearing on progress in the oral phase.

About

Established:2003

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Vis East
Statistics since
2013
Eligibility
International
Field
International Arbitration
Website
Vis East Editions
2021
2020
2019
2018
2017
2016
2015
2014
2013

Organisers

Title

Number of Teams

Past Finalists (International Rounds)

Year
Winner
Runner-up
2021
Fordham University
flag-US United States (USA)
University of Münster
flag-DE Germany
2020
Chinese University of Hong Kong
flag-HK Hong Kong
University of Sao Paulo Largo San Francisco
flag-BR Brazil
2019
University of Amsterdam
flag-NL Netherlands
O.P. Jindal Global University
flag-IN India
2018
Indian Law Society’s Law College
flag-IN India
Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg
flag-DE Germany
2017
West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences
flag-IN India
National Academy for Legal Studies and Research (NALSAR)
flag-IN India
2016
Chinese University of Hong Kong
flag-HK Hong Kong
Singapore Management University
flag-SG Singapore
2015
Singapore Management University
flag-SG Singapore
*Arizona State University
flag-US United States (USA)
2014
Loyola University Chicago
flag-US United States (USA)
University of Amsterdam
flag-NL Netherlands
2013
University of Canberra
flag-AU Australia
University of Münster
flag-DE Germany

Track records

Law School
Winner
Runner-up
Recent title
Chinese University of Hong Kong
flag-HK Hong Kong
2
0
2020
University of Amsterdam
flag-NL Netherlands
1
1
2019
Singapore Management University
flag-SG Singapore
1
1
2015
Fordham University
flag-US United States (USA)
1
0
2021
Indian Law Society’s Law College
flag-IN India
1
0
2018
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