The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) Australia Branch Young Members Group Committee invites you to participate in the 2018 CIArb Australia Vis Pre-Moot.
The Pre-Moot is open to all Australian teams competing in the Willem C Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna, or the Vis East Moot in Hong Kong, in 2018. The Pre-Moot offers a unique extension of the Vis Moot experience for Australian students. Students will face interstate counterparts and seasoned arbitration professionals.
The Pre-Moot will be structured in two parts. First, state rounds for Queensland, Western Australia, New South Wales/Australian Capital Territory, and Victoria will be held between 14 and 16 February, 2018. State rounds will be held over one day in a city centre venue. The dates, venues, and tournament formats for these rounds will be confirmed after team registrations close.
14 February: Brisbane rounds
15 February: Sydney rounds
16 February: Melbourne rounds
1 March AM: Semi-final rounds - Melbourne
1 March PM: Grand final round and closing reception - Federal Court of Australia, Melbourne
The winning team of each state round will then be invited to compete in finals in Melbourne on 1 March, 2018. CIArb Australia will enable successful teams to attend by contributing to the travel costs of two students and one coach, being:
- return economy class airfares from the state capital city; and
- accommodation in Melbourne for one night (Qld and NSW/ACT teams) or two nights (WA team).1
Students will be required to join CIArb as a Student Affiliate member before the Pre-Moot. Student membership is free of charge.
If you wish to register for the event, please confirm by email to the following address – CIArbPreMoot@gmail.com by 13 January 2018. Please include:
- Name of University
- Coach details
- Email address
- Phone number
- Team members’ names
- Confirmation of availability for 13-18 February and 1 March 2017.
CIArb Australia Young Members Group Committee
1 Payment will be by reimbursement to the team’s coach after the national round. Teams will provide evidence of expenses (e.g., tax invoices) before reimbursement. Reimbursement will only be available to teams that attended the national round. A maximum amount per team will apply.