25 Apr 2019
On 12-18 April 2019 CIArb were present at the finals of the 26th Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna.
This year the competition hosted 372 teams from over 80 countries and gathered around 3000 participants and 900 arbitrators from all over the world. This year's the Problem was based on the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (“HKIAC”) Rules and covered the problems concerning the law applicable to the arbitration clause, contract adaptation, illegally obtained evidence and hardship clause.
In the final round of the Moot, the team from Penn State University prevailed over the University of Ottawa, which made the former the Champions of the 26th Vis Moot.
It is also worth mentioning that Mercy McBrayer MCIArb CIArb's Research and Academic Affairs Co‑ordinator was arbitrating one of the best of 64 rounds during the elimination phase.
CIArb had its stand during the general rounds of the Vis Moot at the Juridicum Dachgeschoss where it was promoting its free Student Membership. The Student Membership gives students interested in arbitration access to useful and practical resources to support their studies. It gives access to CIArb's International Journal of Arbitration, Mediation and Dispute Management and other numerous publications.
To sign up as a Student Member, please fill in the form available here. The Student Membership is free of charge and it takes around 5 minutes to fill in the form and sign up.
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