Monday, February 17, 2014

Announcement: 4th Indian Vis Pre-moot

The National Law University, Delhi is happy to announce that the 4th Indian Pre-moot for the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot will be conducted at NLU, Delhi from 7th to 9th March 2014. The Indian Vis Pre-moot has been successfully organized for the past three years by National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata, and NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad. This year, NLU, Delhi is co-organizing the Pre-moot in collaboration with NALSAR and NUJS.

The Pre-moot will be held at NLU, Delhi from 7th to 9th March, 2014, with the rounds taking place on the 8th and 9th. Participation in the pre-moot is open to all teams representing their respective Universities at the Willem C. Vis Moot Court Competition, Vienna, 2014 and also the Willem C. Vis (East) Moot Court Competition, Hong Kong, 2014. The Pre-Moot will have a competitive format, with separate preliminary and knock-out rounds. The oral rounds of the competition will be judged by professional arbitrators, experts in the field of arbitration and international commercial law, and Vis alumni who have performed exceedingly well at previous editions of the moot.

NLU Delhi is charging a nominal registration fee of Rs. 1500 per team (for teams exceeding three members, an additional fee of Rs 500 shall be charged per person) to cover organisational costs. Food and accommodation for all teams is included within the registration fee and shall be provided within the campus premises.

Teams may register by filling up the Registration Form available at the following link - The deadline for registration is 24 February, 2014. Each institution must register only once. If there are two separate teams participating in the Vienna and Hong Kong rounds and both teams are interested in participating in the pre-moot, both teams should register together within the same form. 

The aim of the Pre-moot is to provide teams with valuable practice and experience to ensure that Indian teams can improve their performance as the Vis, especially considering our stellar performances at the Moot in the last few years. So, please take advantage of this opportunity, and feel free to contact the organizers at in case of further clarifications and queries.

Punya Varma ( +919910457914)
Mini Saxena ( +919818037230) 
Divya Srinivasan (+918527389970)

National Law University Delhi


[This is probably short notice to book tickets to Delhi, but Lexarbitri strongly suggests that every Indian Vis team make an attempt to participate in the Pre-moot -- it really helps in preparing for the real thing!]
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