DIS Activities around Vis Moot

Newsletter 1/2024 - International Activities: Upcoming Events

March / April 2024

The Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot is the largest and most prestigious competition for law students to foster the study and practice of international commercial arbitration.

With close to 400 participating teams from all over the world it brings every year around 3500 students and arbitrators to Vienna. (For further detail see the official Vis Moot video)

The DIS has since years been very active in educating the next generation of arbitration practitioners and users. It has thus supported the Vis Moot in many ways, both as a sponsoring institution and through its members who acted as arbitrators. Also this year, where the problem concerns a cybersecurity controversy administered under the ICC Arbitration Rules, the DIS organizes and supports many Vis Moot related events.

Road to Vienna 2024: DIS Pre-Moot

Date: 8-9 March 2024

We are pleased to announce the DIS Pre-Moot Bonn, jointly organized by the German Arbitration Institute (DIS) and the Bonn Moot Association (BMA). The event’s opening and hearings on Friday will be hosted at premises of the University of Bonn, while the final round and a closing reception will be held at the DIS' villa in Bonn. Six teams will compete against each other, showcasing their expertise in arbitration proceedings.

For further informationen and registration please refer to our website.

XVI Belgrade Open Pre-Moot

Date: 16-17 March 2024, Belgrade

The DIS-sponsored Belgrade Open Pre-Moot is one of the largest Pre-Moots preparing teams for the Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court in Vienna. The 16th edition of the Pre-Moot will take place on 16-17 March in Belgrade with teams from all over the world and will be preceded by the Belgrade Arbitration Conference on 15 March 2024. More information will follow soon. Stay tuned.

DIS goes Vis: The Breakfast 2024

Date: 25 March 2024, Vienna

As last year, the DIS will organise a arbitration breakfast event with interesting speakers in the framework of the Vis Moot in Vienna. More information will follow soon. Stay tuned.

Workshop: Mediating the Vis Case

Date: 26-27 April 2024, Bonn
Participants: Students participating as team members in the 31th Willem C. Vis Moot

During your work on the Vis Problem have you ever asked yourself whether it would not have been better for the Parties to try to settle their dispute? Perhaps in a mediation? What might have prevented them from doing so? And how would they have to prepare for such a mediation. The DIS gives you the unique opportunity to find the answer to that questions in a two day work­shop.

More information on each event will follow soon.

DIS Team


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