VIS Moot Club
The Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot is a competition for law students. The program was started in 1994 in Vienna, Austria. The competition is held in Hong Kong since 2004 where Afghan teams have been participating since 2014.
The Moot involves a dispute arising out of a contract of sale between two countries that are party to the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG).
The contract provides that any dispute that might arise is to be settled by arbitration in Danubia, a country that has enacted the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration and is a party to the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards. The arbitral rules to be applied rotate yearly among the arbitration rules of co-sponsors of the Moot.
The Vis Moot objective is to foster study in the area of international commercial and arbitration laws and encourage the resolution of business dispute by arbitration.