The 23rd Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot
The Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot was held in Vienna for the 23rd time March 19th to 24th. It was another extraordinary, remarkable event which gathered 311 universities from over 70 countries of the world.
It also attracted hundreds of arbitrators, entrepreneurs and legal professionals who took part in some of the numerous events and activities during the competition.
The B&H Vis Moot family was richer for one participating faculty, so in addition to the Sarajevo and Zenica Faculty of Law, this year the Faculty of Law from Istocno Sarajevo participated as well. All teams performed very well and received very positive feedback. The team of the Sarajevo Faculty of Law faced teams from the USA, India and Japan, while the arbitrators came from various continents and jurisdictions as well which made the rounds very interesting.
Before the official preliminary rounds, the teams had the opportunity to benefit from various practice rounds through the traditional Pitt Consortium organized by Professor Ronald Brand and Professor Harry Flechtner from the University of Pittsburgh faculty of Law. Here we have to emphasize the support from the CHSH Vienna office, which is one of the leading law firms in commercial law, for generously opening their doors for the participants and providing rooms and food during the practice rounds. On behalf on all the teams and participants we would like to express our gratitude.
The Vis Moot week was also filled with useful social events, seminars and conferences which allowed for new connections and the expansion of knowledge on the very significant topics which were discussed during the course of the competition.
We hope that the interest in the Vis Moot will continue to grow, as well as the support for the implementation of this project due to the immeasurable long-term benefits for the students, and also for the future of arbitration in B&H.