TRAC VIS PRE-MOOT
Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (hereinafter Vis Moot) is a competition for promotion of International Commercial Arbitration, each year concentrating on a critical issue in international commerce. Every year, law students from universities all over the word participate in this competition. The Moot has three Directors – Dr Christopher Kee, Prof Dr Stefan Kröll, and Mag. Patrizia Netal. Institutional members 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). For more information about Vis Moot click here.
Many law firms and arbitration institutions throughout the world hold several Pre-Moots in order to promote and prepare students for participating in the main oral hearing competition in Vienna and/or Hong Kong.
In line with its scholar activities and in order to promote international arbitration among young practitioners, TRAC decided to engage in organizing the first Iranian Vis Pre-Moot in Tehran. TRAC intends to continue Vis Pre-Moot in the next years and develop the competition to an international event. It should be noted that the Pre-Moot is not a regional elimination moot for the Vis Moot.
The Pre-Moot will be held at the TRAC building in Tehran, Iran.
The Pre-Moot uses the Vis Moot Problem and its rules. These Rules are essentially the same as the rules available at Vis Moot website. Participating teams in the Pre-Moot must ensure that they are fully aware of these rules and do not contravene them in any way.
Pre-Moot will take place between teams representing law schools, which successfully registered their name as a team on the official website of the Vis Moot and will participate in oral rounds in Vienna or/and Hong Kong.
TRAC reserves the right to ask the teams, if necessary, to provide them with the official authorization of the Vis Moot association to participate in Vienna or Hong Kong rounds.
Registration in the Pre-Moot will be finalized when the Registration Form is completed. Interested teams shall submit the registration form to TRAC by February 15 each year at the latest.
Note: Withdrawal after submission affects adversely the oral argument schedule. Therefore, teams that have submitted the Form are expected to participate in the entire Pre-Moot.
The participating teams are judged by panels, each including 3 arbitrators selected among lawyers and professionals from around the world who accept the invitation of attendance sent by TRAC.
Each arbitrator is expected to make an individual decision as to the score to be awarded. Nevertheless, a widely divergent score, whether higher or lower than the others, raises questions as to the criteria used by the arbitrator in question. As such arbitrators are encouraged to confer with a view to having scores that are within the same band (50 – 59 = needed improvement); (60 -74 = good); (75 – 90 = very good); (91 – 100 = excellent) or otherwise generally within 10 marks.
All communications regarding the Pre-Moot shall be made from/to the respected section of the TRAC Secretariat (firstname.lastname@example.org).
More information regarding dates and timetables will be released and published each year through this website.