16th Vis East Moot




31st March - 7th April 2019

Case Information Arbitrator Information Dates & Rules Hotels RESULTS
Memoranda Sponsors Student Volunteers

The Problem
The Problem with PO2

Analysis of the Problem

For a link to the HKIAC Rules:
Click here



Registration Form

 Key Dates


Calendar of Events
MAA Social Events



The Royal Plaza
The Ramada

Crowne Plaza
Holiday Inn Express


Eric Bergsten Award
for the Team that Prevails in Oral Arguments

David Hunter award
for best Claimant Memorandum

Fali Nariman award
for best Respondent Memorandum

Neil Kaplan Award
for Best Oralist

Spirit of the Moot Award

Star Arbitrator Award
VEM 16 Memoranda Thank you to all our sponsors!
Vis East Moot Programme

Atkin Chambers
Debevoise & Plimpton
Hong Kong Bar Association
Hill Dickinson Hong Kong
University of Southern California Gould
Junk Boat
Freshfields BD
Name Badge
Locke Lord
Cash Donation
Dechert LLP

Vis East Moot Tote Bags
Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution
Gala Lunch Wine
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Vis East Moot Umbrellas
Stephenson Harwood
Hart Publishing
KCAB International
Kluwer Law International
The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
(East Asia Branch)

Thank you to the following Student volunteers 
who helped throughout the Vis East Moot week

Jakub Zaborski
Vicky Lau
Lynn Yoon
Juno Choi
Matt Lau
Jeff Chan
Olliver Lam
Vanessa Zhou


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.