16th Vis East Moot




31st March - 7th April 2019

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The Problem
The Problem with PO2

Analysis of the Problem

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Registration Form

 Key Dates


Calendar of Events



The Royal Plaza
The Ramada

Crowne Plaza
Holiday Inn Express



Practical Information
for HK

MTR RouteMap

Highlights of previous Vis East Moots

2nd Highlights of  past Vis East Moot




Student Volunteer form


Important Note for Vis East 16

The Vis East Moot limits the number of participating teams. There were 126 teams in the Vis East 5.
Registration begins, on-line only, on 28th September 2019 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 5th October 2018. 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 6th December 2018. 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 24th January 2019. 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 31st March - 7th April 2019. The opening ceremony takes place on Sunday evening, 31st March 2019. The general rounds of the oral arguments take place from Monday to Thursday 1st - 4th April 2019. Elimination rounds among the highest ranking teams take place on Friday and Saturday 5th & 6th April 2019, culminating in the final argument on Sunday 7th April 2019. The Moot closes with an awards banquet on Sunday afternoon, following the final argument.



Provisional registration begins, on-line only, on Friday 28th September 2018. 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.