CIArb Australia Vis Pre-Moot 2019

DLA Piper

Proudly sponsored by DLA Piper  who will co-host with university partner, RMIT University 

Our thanks also to Epiq closing reception sponsor.

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) Australia Branch Young Members' Group Committee invites you to participate in the 2019 CIArb Australia Vis Pre-Moot, sponsored by global law firm, DLA Piper, who will co-host with university partner, RMIT University.

The Vis 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 2019. The Vis Pre-Moot offers a unique extension of the Vis Moot experience for Australian students. Students will face interstate counterparts and appear before eminent arbitration professionals.

The Vis Pre-Moot will be held on 21 and 22 February 2019 in Melbourne, at the offices of DLA Piper and RMIT University. Melbourne CBD campus. The proposed timetable is available via this link. The Grand Final will take place on 22 February 2019  to be followed by  a celebratory networking session with  drinks and canapés.  The oralists of the  winning team will secure a place at the 2019 Introduction to International Arbitration Course, date and venue to be confirmed.

Invitation to Teams

Australian teams participating in the Willem C Vis Moot or Vis East Moot in 2019 are invited to participate in the Pre-Moot.  

Through the generosity of CIArb Australia and DLA Piper, the organisers are pleased to offer a contribution to the costs of interstate travel for participating Australian teams. The contribution is capped at an amount estimated to cover 50% of teams’ travel and accommodation costs.

For full details, please see the reimbursement guidelines available via this link.

Students will be required to join CIArb as a Student Affiliate member before the Vis Pre-Moot. Student membership is free of charge. Details of student membership and the application, along with the application form, are available on the CIArb website via this link 

Please register for the event by 31 January 2019 using the online registration form.

Invitation to Arbitrators

We are pleased to invite arbitration practitioners, scholars, alumni of the Vis Moot and Vis East Moot, and others with an interest and experience in the field to serve as volunteer arbitrators at the Vis Pre-Moot. Confirmed arbitrators will participate in at least one two-hour oral round in Melbourne on 21 or 22 February 2019.

Please register your interest via the online form. Following registration, the organisers will be in contact with further details of the role, and to confirm your availability for specific timeslots.

Kind regards

kristian malley

Kristian Maley
Chair, CIArb Young Member’s Group Australia Committee

Phone +61 (0) 412 424 626



About the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

Since 1915 and with over 16,000 members worldwide in over 130 countries operating in over 250 commercial sectors, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators exists for the global promotion, facilitation and development of all forms of private dispute resolution. In addition to providing education, training and accreditation for arbitrators, mediators and adjudicators, CIArb acts as an international centre for practitioners, policymakers, academics and businessmen. CIArb Australia is one of 40 branches offering institute members a prestigious, globally-recognised qualification and access to a global professional community and regular networking opportunities.