Frequently Asked Questions for the AIAC-ICC Pre-Moot

Note: The questions and answers within this FAQ only reflect general inquiries made by participants of previous AIAC-ICC Pre-Moots. For an in depth FAQ on the Vis Moot, please refer to the Vis East and Vis Vienna official websites.






What is the last date to register?

The last date to register for the 3rd AIAC-ICC Pre-Moot is Thursday, 31st January 2019.


Is there a registration fee?

There is no registration fee.


Does the AIAC-ICC Pre-Moot require participation in the Vis Moot (Vienna) or Vis East Moot (Hong Kong)?

Participation in Vis Moot (Vienna) or Vis East Moot (Hong Kong) is not required to participate in the AIAC-ICC Pre-Moot.


How can I register for the AIAC-ICC Pre-Moot?

The registration must be completed using our online registration form here. Online registration is also mandatory for coaches and arbitrators wishing to participate in the Pre-Moot.


What are the eligibility requirements for the AIAC-ICC Pre-Moot?

Every law school is eligible to register teams for the AIAC-ICC Pre-Moot. Schools that are not law schools may be eligible if the study of law is part of the program. In case of doubt as to eligibility, please kindly consult the Organising Committee at


Are there any requirements on the number of members allowed in a team?

Each team must have a minimum of two members submitting in a hearing. There is no limitation as to the maximum number of team members.


Where can we find the schedule of the competition?

The schedule of the AIAC-ICC Pre-Moot can be found in the 3rd AIAC-ICC Pre-Moot Handbook.


I have registered, but I have not received any confirmation. How do I know if my registration has been confirmed?

The registrations and/or applications are all processed through the online forms. After the registration is complete, the email account used to complete the process will receive an automatic confirmation.

All applicants will receive an email from the Organising Committee if any information is found to be incomplete, i.e. photos, copy of passports, CV, time & date of flight, etc.


Are there any social events?

The Organising Committee is planning to hold a series of social events before, during or after the Pre-Moot. This includes, but is not limited to, the Welcoming Reception and Gala Dinner. Details will be announced by the Organising Committee in due course.


Do I need to attend the Welcoming Reception, Gala Dinner and/or networking events?

One of the objectives of the AIAC-ICC Pre-Moot is to provide a networking platform for the participants. Thus, we strongly encourage all participants to join all social events before, during or after the Pre-Moot. The presentation of non-academic awards will also be presented during the networking events.


Is there a dress code for the Welcoming Reception, Gala Dinner and/or networking events?

For the Gala Dinner, cultural attire is encouraged. For all other social events, we recommend business attire.


Where does the AIAC-ICC Pre-Moot take place?

All events will take place at the AIAC. In case there are any changes, the Organising Committee will communicate this on the Pre-Moot Instagram or Facebook page.

Accomodations and Financial Assitance





Is there any financial assistance available to cover accommodation in Kuala Lumpur?

The Organising Committee endeavours to provide financial assistance in the form of either: (A) cash stipend in the amount of RM1,000.00 per team; or (B) pre-booked accommodation nearby the venue of the competition. More information can be found in the Handbook (which will be posted here). The cash stipend will be available at the registration desk upon arrival at the AIAC.


How long should a team plan to stay in Kuala Lumpur?

Although the main event starts on Friday, 22nd March 2019, it is desirable for the international teams to arrive on Wednesday 20th or Thursday 21st March 2019 to allow the teams to acclimate to the time difference. The Pre-Moot will be preceded by the AIAC YPG/ICC YAF Conference as well as the Welcoming Reception for participants of the AIAC-ICC Pre-Moot on the 21st March 2019.

After the AIAC-ICC Pre-Moot ends, international teams that will be competing in Vis East Moot, should their visa permit, may stay in Kuala Lumpur for several days before ultimately departing to Hong Kong for the Vis East Moot. During the period of the layover, the Organising Committee will be able to arrange for additional practice rounds with other international and/or local teams.


What is the total cost for a team to participate in the AIAC-ICC Pre-Moot?

The total cost to participate depends on a number of factors that are not the same for allteams. Teams preparing a budget for the first time may wish to seek advice from the teams that previously participated.

Contacts may be provided by the Organising Committee upon request.

Items of expenditure are:

  • Transportation of team members to/from Kuala Lumpur;
  • Transportation in Malaysia (to/from KLIA and to/from AIAC);
  • Food* and accommodation in Kuala Lumpur;
  • Incidental expenses in Kuala Lumpur;
  • Those persons who require a visa to enter Malaysia may have to pay a fee and procure health insurance for the period of their stay;
  • Travel insurance.

*The AIAC will provide meals during the competition; however, participants will need to purchase their own meals when not provided by the AIAC.

Team – Oral Arguments – Memoranda and/or Outlines





Are Participating Teams required to disclose their team pairing in the Vis Moot and Vis East Moot to the Organising Committee?

Participating Teams of the AIAC-ICC Pre-Moot are required to disclose their team pairing as soon as they receive the pairing schedule for the Vis Moot in either Vienna and/or Hong Kong in order to avoid a conflict of interest in the AIAC-ICC Pre-Moot team pairing. Participating Teams are also required to raise any conflict of interest as soon as possible, should there be any. The Organising Committee is not responsible for any breach of The Rules of the Vis Moot by the Participating Teams.


What are the eligibility requirements to be a team member?

All team members must be a registered students of the school or university they are representing as of the cut-off date, which is 31st January 2019. Students working for a masters or doctor degree are also eligible, unless they have been admitted to the practice of law. Students who have a license to practice law are not eligible to participate, except with permission of the Organising Committee. Students in CLP or bar preparation courses must request a determination from the Organising Committee as to their eligibility to participate in the AIAC-ICC Pre-Moot. However, students who are concurrently working in a law office may not be eligible, depending on the type of work they have been or are currently engaged in. Where any of the eligibility requirement has been breached, the Organising Committee is entitled to disqualify the team and the university from the current edition of the competition and for further editions. In case of doubt as to the eligibility, please consult


Should a professor or coach accompany the team to Kuala Lumpur for the oral arguments?

Teams may be accompanied by a professor or coach, but it is not required to participate. Having a professor or coach, however, can help a team by discussing the team’s performance while it is still fresh. Also, it is no doubt that professors and coaches who attend the oral arguments become more involved and give clearer guidance to future teams. Since many of the professors and coaches who attend the moots also participate as arbitrators, they have a better understanding of what the arbitrators look for.


Are students taking a gap year after graduating from college allowed to register?

Participants need to be registered with a university to attend and, unless the university recognises the student as a registered student, they will not be allowed to register.


Do all team members have to belong to the same university?

All team members must be from the same school or university, as they are representing a school or university.


Where should the Memoranda and/or Outlines be submitted?

Memoranda and/or Outlines should be submitted through the Memoranda/Outline submission form, available here.

The Claimant’s Memorandum is due 31st  December 2018, 23:59 (MYT)

The Respondent’s Memorandum is due 31st January 2019, 23:59 (MYT)


May team members be added or removed after the registration process has been completed?

Yes, team members can be added or removed at any time by the team before 31st January 2018, 23:59 (MYT). If you need to substitute someone after that date, then you must to contact the Organising Committee at


Will there be any scholarship opportunity for the Vis Moot (Vienna) or Vis East Moot (Hong Kong) registration fee?

No, the AIAC-ICC Pre-Moot does not provide any financial assistance to cover registration fees for Vienna and/or Hong Kong.


What if I cannot participate on a certain day? What should I do?

If you are a team member, you will need to inform the Organising Committee as soon as possible to ensure the allocation of accommodation and hearings for everyone will be available.






If a visa is needed, will the Organising Committee assist in procuring it?

The Organising Committee is unable to assist with the procurement of visas. However, upon request, the Organising Committee is able to issue an official Invitation Letter for visa/administrative purposes.


How do we know if a visa is required to attend the AIAC-ICC Pre-Moot in Kuala Lumpur?

Visa information for Malaysia can be found in English on the website for the Immigration Department of Malaysia. ASEAN nationals, except Myanmar are not required to obtain a visa for a stay less than thirty (30) days. The visa Requirements by country can be found here, and instructions on how to apply for a visa here. Additional information is available from the Malaysian embassy or consulate in your country.






What if I cannot participate on a certain day? What should I do?

If you are an arbitrator and you are impeded from participating, you may edit your response through Google Forms by clicking the link in your Google Forms confirmation email. You may also contact the Organising Committee directly to solve the issue. If you learn of your impediment the week of the AIAC-ICC Pre-Moot, please contact the Organising Committee directly.


Will I receive a certificate upon conclusion of the AIAC-ICC Pre-Moot?

Yes, a certificate for participating as an arbitrator will be provided upon request.


Are accommodations provided for the arbitrators?

No, the AIAC-ICC Pre-Moot does not provide such accommodations; however, we will provide the arbitrators with a list of our partner hotels offering special rates.






Who should I contact for additional enquiries?

If the above FAQ is unable to answer your inquiry, the Organising Committee is contactable at