Thursday, February 17, 2011

The first Indian pre-moot for Vis (Kolkata, March 5th and 6th)

Pre-moots for the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moots, Vienna and Hong Kong, are popular events in the mooting calenders all over the world. They allow participants from a particular country or region to come together and learn from each other so as to enhance their performance in the moot. However in India, no such event has ever been held. This year, the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata (NUJS) is all set to host the first ever pre-moot in India for the Vis moots in collaboration with NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad. The event is scheduled for the first weekend of March (March 5, 6) and will be judged by former Vis Mooters including former winners.

The modalities of the event are still being worked out and official communications will be sent to all concerned as soon as the details are worked out. 

Teams from all over the world are welcome to participate. For the first edition of the event, there may be a team cap depending on the availability of resources and there may be a registration fee. Considering the possibility of a team cap, interested teams are requested to contact at the earliest. Those interested in acting as arbitrators or in sponsoring the event may also contact the same email address.

With sufficient funding, the event may also become a national funding round for the Vis Moots.

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