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CIArb at the 3rd AIAC-ICC Pre-Moot in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

05 Apr 2019

CIArb is proud to sponsor The 3rd AIAC-ICC Pre-Moot for the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot which was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 22 – 24 March 2019.

The successful Pre-Moot event was jointly organized by The Asian International Arbitration Centre (“AIAC”) and the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (“ICC”) with their main vision to foster Alternative Dispute Resolution capacity building in the Asia region.

CIArb who had a booth on site to promote the CIArb Free Student Membership received positive feedback from the 380 participants of 90 teams from 21 countries as many took the opportunity to sign up for the free membership offered.

As a curtain-raiser for the Pre-Moot, the ICC Young Arbitrators’ Forum (“YAF”) and AIAC Young Practitioners’ Group (“YPG”) also held a conference on 21st March where experienced practitioners and academics discussed the anatomy of international arbitration, starting from procedure, substance, and enforcement. As a prelude to the Pre-Moot, the speakers also shared their views on several issues arising from this year’s Vis Moot Problem.

The competition Grand Prize winner was National Law Institute University, Bhopal while National Academy of Legal Studies and Research, University of Law took the runners up recognition and  National Law School of India University Team 1 was in third place. The Grand Finals Tribunal was led by  Vinayak Pradhan (AIAC, Acting Director), Justice Dato’ Mary Lim Thiam Suan (Malaysia Court of Appeal Judge) and Stipah Selvaratnam (Partner, Tommy Thomas).

As Vinayak Pradhan, the Director (Acting) of the AIAC, emphasized during his Opening Remarks, “the AIAC is determined to carry the spirit of inclusivity of the Vis Moot. What makes this Pre-Moot unique is that we welcome non-participating teams at Vienna and Hong Kong to come and experience the Vis Moot through us. Through this initiative, we are able to bring together an outstanding group of law students from Asia who struggle to obtain the resources to get to Vienna or Hong Kong. It is for these reasons that this Pre-Moot is vital to our mission to create a sustainable framework and resource base for international arbitration not only in Malaysia but all over the Asia-Pacific region.”

To sign up for CIArb Free Student Membership, please proceed to ciarb.org/students

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