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This is the birth of a collaborative page about this moot court competition that is part of the [[Mooting Premier League]].
  
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'''About the Moot'''
  
The '''Willem C. Vis Moot Vienna''' is one of the most prestigious moots in the [[Mooting Premier League]].
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'''''Goal of the Vis Arbitral Moot'''''
  
== About the Moot ==
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The goal of the Vis Arbitral Moot is to foster the study of international commercial law and arbitration for resolution of international business disputes through its application to a concrete problem of a client and to train law leaders of tomorrow in methods of alternative dispute resolution.
  
The moot aims to foster the study of international commercial law and arbitration.
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'''''Structure of the Moot'''''
  
It is named after a renowned jurist [http://www.cisg.law.pace.edu/cisg/text/vis.html Professor Willem C. Vis]. It is primarily managed by his good friend and an authority on the subject [http://web.pace.edu/page.cfm?doc_id=23198 Professor Eric E. Bergsten]
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The business community's marked preference for resolving international commercial disputes by arbitration is the reason this method of dispute resolution was selected as the clinical tool to train law students through two crucial phases: the writing of memorandums for claimant and respondent and the hearing of oral argument based upon the memorandums -- both settled by arbitral experts in the issues considered. The forensic and written exercises require determining questions of contract -- flowing from a transaction relating to the sale or purchase of goods under the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods and other uniform international commercial law -- in the context of an arbitration of a dispute under specified Arbitration Rules.
  
Problem, evaluation pattern of memoranda as well as the oral rounds of the moot emphasize on enhancing the skills of commercial lawyering in students.  
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In the pairings of teams for each general round of the forensic and written exercises, every effort is made to have civil law schools argue against common law schools -- so each may learn from approaches taken by persons trained in another legal culture. Similarly, the teams of arbitrators judging each round are from both common law and civil law backgrounds.
  
Equal importance is given on procedural (which is based on [http://www.uncitral.org/uncitral/en/uncitral_texts/arbitration/1985Model_arbitration.html UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration]) and merits (which is based on the United [http://www.cisg.law.pace.edu/cisg/text/treaty.html Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG), 1980]) parts.
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'''''Organization and Sponsors of the Moot'''''
 
 
The competition sees participation from a lot of Civil as well as Common Law jurisdictions. This is reflected well in the moot problem as the same attempts to strike a balance between the both. Moreover, even the various arbitral tribunals for the oral rounds of the moot are constituted by a mix bunch of arbitrators from both Civil and Common Law jurisdictions.
 
 
 
In order to help the participants Trans-Lex.org<ref>http://trans-lex.org</ref> now hosts a free discussion board on this year's Vis Moot.<ref>http://trans-lex.org/forum.php?cat_id=4/Vis-Moot-2011</ref>.
 
 
 
===Organization and Sponsors of the Moot===
 
  
 
The Moot is organized by the Association for the Organization and Promotion of the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (Verein zur Ausrichtung und Förderung des Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot). Institutional members of the Verein are Pace University, Queen Mary (University of London), Stockholm University, University of Vienna, Austrian Arbitration Association, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Moot Alumni Association, and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (Secretary of UNCITRAL is member ex officio).
 
The Moot is organized by the Association for the Organization and Promotion of the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (Verein zur Ausrichtung und Förderung des Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot). Institutional members of the Verein are Pace University, Queen Mary (University of London), Stockholm University, University of Vienna, Austrian Arbitration Association, Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Moot Alumni Association, and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (Secretary of UNCITRAL is member ex officio).
  
==[[Willem_C._Vis_%28East%29_International_Commercial_Arbitration_Moot,_Hong_Kong|Willem C. Vis (East) Moot in Hong Kong]]==
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[[http://www.legallyindia.com/wiki/Willem_C._Vis_%28East%29_International_Commercial_Arbitration_Moot,_Hong_Kong'''Willem C. Vis (East) Moot in Hong Kong''']]
  
 
The Vis Moot (East) is a sister moot to the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot that takes place in Hong Kong. The Vis Moot (East) uses the same Problem and the rules are essentially the same as the Moot that takes place in Vienna. Nevertheless, they are two separate moots with separate registration, including registration fee, and separate winners. The Hong Kong Moot is not a regional elimination moot for the Vienna Moot. A law school can register for the Hong Kong Moot, the Vienna Moot or both. While the same students can be on both teams, a given student cannot argue in both the Hong Kong and the Vienna Moot in the same year. Those interested in the Vis Moot (East) should visit its [http://www.cisgmoot.org/ web site].  
 
The Vis Moot (East) is a sister moot to the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot that takes place in Hong Kong. The Vis Moot (East) uses the same Problem and the rules are essentially the same as the Moot that takes place in Vienna. Nevertheless, they are two separate moots with separate registration, including registration fee, and separate winners. The Hong Kong Moot is not a regional elimination moot for the Vienna Moot. A law school can register for the Hong Kong Moot, the Vienna Moot or both. While the same students can be on both teams, a given student cannot argue in both the Hong Kong and the Vienna Moot in the same year. Those interested in the Vis Moot (East) should visit its [http://www.cisgmoot.org/ web site].  
  
 
==Dates of moot in 2010-11==
 
==Dates of moot in 2010-11==
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Friday, 1 October 2010 - Distribution of the Problem
 
Friday, 1 October 2010 - Distribution of the Problem
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==Previous winners==
 
==Previous winners==
  
===2009-2010 Results===
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'''2009-2010 Results '''
 
 
*First Place - King's College London
 
 
 
*Second Place - University of Ottawa
 
  
*Third Place - Osgoode Hall Law School & University of Hamburg
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First Place - King's College London
  
*Detailed list of prize winners for 2009-2010 Moot is [http://www.cisg.law.pace.edu/cisg/moot/mootlist.html#top available here]
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Second Place - University of Ottawa
  
For all of the past 17 moots, [http://www.cisg.law.pace.edu/cisg/moot/awards17.html click here].
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Third Place - Osgoode Hall Law School & University of Hamburg
  
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Detailed list of prize winners for 2009-2010 Moot is [http://www.cisg.law.pace.edu/cisg/moot/mootlist.html#top available here]
  
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For all of the past 17 Moots, [http://www.cisg.law.pace.edu/cisg/moot/awards17.html click here].

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