Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot

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The Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot or Vis Moot is established in 1994. Since that time 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. It uses the same moot problem as the Vis Moot, as do the various pre-moot friendlies.

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.

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Vis West
Statistics since
2013
Eligibility
International
Location
Austria
Working Languages
Field
International Arbitration
Website
Vis West Editions
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Organisers

Title

Number of Teams

Past Finalists

Year
Winner
Runner-up
2021
Bucerius Law School
flag-DE Germany
Singapore Management University
flag-SG Singapore
2020
West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences
flag-IN India
Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg
flag-DE Germany
2019
Pennsylvania State University
flag-US United States (USA)
University of Ottawa
flag-CA Canada
2018
National Research University Higher School of Economics
flag-RU Russian Federation
University of Cambridge
flag-GB United Kingdom (UK)
2017
University of Ottawa
flag-CA Canada
O.P. Jindal Global University
flag-IN India
2016
University of Buenos Aires
flag-AR Argentina
Singapore Management University
flag-SG Singapore
2015
University of Ottawa
flag-CA Canada
Singapore Management University
flag-SG Singapore
2014
Deakin University
flag-AU Australia
National Law School of India University
flag-IN India
2013
City University of Hong Kong
flag-HK Hong Kong
Monash University
flag-AU Australia

Track records (2013-2022)

Law School
Winner
Runner-up
Recent title
University of Ottawa
flag-CA Canada
2
1
2017
Bucerius Law School
flag-DE Germany
1
0
2021
West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences
flag-IN India
1
0
2020
Pennsylvania State University
flag-US United States (USA)
1
0
2019
National Research University Higher School of Economics
flag-RU Russian Federation
1
0
2018
University of Buenos Aires
flag-AR Argentina
1
0
2016
Deakin University
flag-AU Australia
1
0
2014
City University of Hong Kong
flag-HK Hong Kong
1
0
2013
Singapore Management University
flag-SG Singapore
0
3
National Law School of India University
flag-IN India
0
1
O.P. Jindal Global University
flag-IN India
0
1
University of Cambridge
flag-GB United Kingdom (UK)
0
1
Monash University
flag-AU Australia
0
1
Albert Ludwigs University of Freiburg
flag-DE Germany
0
1
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