15th Vis East Moot




11th - 18th March 2018

Case Information Arbitrator Information Dates & Rules Hotels Memoranda Practical Information Sponsors Results
 The Problem


Procedural Order No. 2

Arbitrator's Brief



Registration Form


Calendar of Events

Schedule of General

 Key Dates


Bishop Lei
Best Western
Stanford Hillview

The Royal Plaza
Crowne Plaza
Holiday Inn Express



Practical Information
for HK

MTR RouteMap




Results of 15th Vis East Moot


Important Note for Vis East 15

The Vis East Moot limits the number of participating teams. There were 125 teams in the Vis East 14.
Registration begins, on-line only, on 29th September 2017 at 12 noon, Hong Kong time.  Be sure to read this year's Vis East Moot Rules carefully.

The Willem C. Vis East International Commercial Arbitration Moot is a competition for law students from all countries. It runs in parallel with the Willem C Vis Moot in Vienna, and is based on the same ideals, using the same problem and substantially identical Rules. The Moot involves a dispute arising out of a contract of sale between two countries. At least one country is a party to the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. The contract provides that any dispute that might arise is to be settled by arbitration in Danubia, a country that has enacted the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration and is a party to the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards. The arbitral rules used change from year to year. This year's rules are The UNCITRAL Rules.

Dates and location

The Problem is distributed on the Friday 6th October 2017. It is distributed by posting on the Moot web site: vismoot.pace.edu and on this site. A memorandum supporting the position of the claimant is due on 7th December 2017. Each participating team is sent a copy of the memorandum for claimant of one of the other teams in the Moot. A memorandum for respondent is prepared in response to the memorandum received, and is due on 18th January 2018. The oral arguments take place in Hong Kong, shortly before the Vienna oral arguments. This year the oral's week in Hong Kong runs from 11th -18th March 2018. The opening ceremony takes place on Sunday evening, 11th March 2018. The general rounds of the oral arguments take place from Monday to Thursday 12th - 15th March 2018. Elimination rounds among the highest ranking teams take place on Friday and Saturday 16th & 17th March 2018, culminating in the final argument on Sunday 18th March 2018. The Moot closes with an awards banquet on Sunday afternoon, following the final argument.



Provisional registration begins, on-line only, on Friday 29th September 2017. Schools upon registration must firstly pay the non-refundable upfront deposit, and upon receiving a confirmed place must pay the registration fee as directed, and submit a memorandum for claimant. The fee must be paid prior to the date for submission of the memorandum for claimant. Schools which do not complete all steps will be treated as having dropped out. (See the Rules.) Communications Inquiries about the Vis East Moot (either teams or arbitrators) should be addressed to info@cisgmoot.org.