18th Vis East Moot & 2nd VVE



14th - 21st March - 2021
Case Information Dates Virtual Vis East Moot Sponsors & Patrons
Registration opens: 25th September 2020
Distribution of the Problem: 9th October 2020
Request for Clarifications: 30th October 2020
Claimant Memorandum due: 10th December 2020
Respondent Memorandum due: 28th January 2021
Opening ceremony: 14th March 2021
Oral arguments, general rounds: 15th - 18th March 2021
Elimination rounds: 19th & 20th March 2021
Final argument: 21st March 2021
Awards announcement: 21st March 2021
18th Vis East Moot Rules

Vis East Moot Programme

VVE Calendar of Events

Students access to 
Jus Mundi Partnership with Vis East


Allen & Overy
Atkin Chambers
Damien McDonald
Hanscomb Intercontinental 
Herbert Smith Freehills
Hogan Lovells
Neil Kaplan
Rangoonwala Foundation
Sherlin Tung
Temple Chambers
Victor Dawes

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators East Asia Branch

Allen & Overy
Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
CIArb Brazil Branch

Denis Brock
Fred Kan & Co
Hill Dickinson Hong Kong
Hong Kong Bar Association
Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre
International Chamber of Commerce
International Dispute Resolution Centre
Keating Chambers
Justin D'Agostino
Justen, Pereira, Oliveira & Talamini – Sociedade de Advogados
May Tai
Simon Chapman



Important Note for Vis East 18 / Second VVE

The Vis East Moot limits the number of participating teams. 
Registration begins, on-line only, on 25th September 2020 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 Swiss Rules of International Arbitration.

Dates and location

The Problem is distributed on the Friday 9th October 2020. 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 10th December 2020. 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 28th January 2021. The oral arguments take place online, shortly before the Vienna oral arguments. This year the oral's week runs from 14th - 21st March 2021. The opening ceremony takes place online on Sunday evening, 14th March 2021. The general rounds of the oral arguments take place from Monday to Thursday 15th - 18th March 2021. Elimination rounds among the highest ranking teams take place on Friday and Saturday 19th & 20th March 2021, culminating in the final argument on Sunday 21st March 2021. The Moot closes with an online awards announcements, following the final argument.


Provisional registration begins, on-line only, on Friday 25th September 2020. 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.