CIArb Australia Vis Pre-Moot 2018

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 appear before seasoned arbitration professionals.

The Pre-Moot will be structured in two parts. The Preliminary Rounds, followed by the finals to be held in Melbourne. The Preliminary Rounds will be held at the CBD offices of supporting law firms:

  • for Queensland teams: in Brisbane on 14 February 2018;
  • for New South Wales and ACT teams: in Sydney on 15 February 2018; and
  • for Victorian teams: in Melbourne on 16 February 2018.

If teams in Western Australia or South Australia participate, additional Preliminary Rounds will be held at suitable venues.

The winning team of each Preliminary Round will then be invited to compete in finals in Melbourne on 1 March 2018. CIArb Australia will assist successful teams to attend by contributing to the cost of return airfares and accommodation for two students and one coach. Please see the attached reimbursement guidelines for full details.

Students will be required to join CIArb as a Student Affiliate member before the 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 (

Please register for the event by 31 January 2018 at the following link: you have any questions please direct them to James Sullivan/Andrew Di Pasquale or myself at


Kristian Maley
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.

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.