CLOSING OF THE 3RD AIAC-ICC PRE-MOOT FOR THE WILLEM C. VIS INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION MOOT

KUALA LUMPUR, 29th March 2019: The Asian International Arbitration Centre (AIAC) proudly announces the successful closing of the 3rd AIAC-ICC Pre-Moot (“Pre-Moot”) for the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. The Pre-Moot was jointly organised by the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the AIAC from 22nd to 24th of March 2019. The purpose of the Pre-Moot is to foster ADR capacity building in the region. As a curtain-raiser for the Pre-Moot, the ICC Young Arbitrators’ Forum (YAF) and AIAC Young Practitioners’ Group (YPG) organised a conference “The Anatomy of International Arbitration: Procedure, Substance and Enforcement”. Experienced practitioners and academics shared valuable experience and expressed views on several issues arising from the Problem for the 26th Willem C. Vis Moot.

The AIAC hosted 90 teams with close to 380 participants from 21 countries and 180 hearings with over 200 arbitrators, making it the largest Vis Pre-Moot internationally leading up to the competitions in Hong Kong and Vienna.

On Friday and Saturday, participants competed in the general rounds of the Pre-Moot followed by the elimination rounds featuring the top 32 teams on Saturday afternoon. The final day of the Pre-Moot held the Semi-Finals, the Malaysian Final, and the International Final just before the Awards Ceremony and Cultural Gala Dinner which celebrated diversity of students, arbitrators and coaches, as well as featured traditional Malay dances.

The Organising Committee of the 3rd AIAC-ICC Pre-Moot congratulates the following winners:

LIST OF AWARDS

1. Teams
Champion
AIAC-ICC Award

National Law Institute University (Bhopal)

Runner Up
AIAC Award
National Academy of Legal Studies and Research, University of Law
3rd Place
AIAC Award
National Law School of India University, Team 1
4th Place
Shearn Delamore & Co Award
Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo
Champion of the Malaysian Final
Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill Award
International Islamic University Malaysia, Team 1
Runner-Up of the Malaysian Final
Munhoe & Mar Award
Brickfields Asia College, Team 3
Spirit of the Pre-Moot
Aarna Law Award
American University of Central Asia
2. Individual Oralists
Best Oralist of the International Final
Cecil Abraham & Partners Award

Aditya Wadhwa, National Law Institute University, Bhopal

Best Oralist of the Malaysian Final
Sivabalan Sankaran Award
Nur Zulaikha Rohaizat, International Islamic University Malaysia, Team 1
Best Oralist of the Elimination Rounds
MAC Construction Consultant Sdn Bhd Award
Nur Zulaikha Rohaizat, International Islamic University Malaysia, Team 1
Best Oralist of the Preliminary Rounds
Shearn Delamore & Co Award
Ern Xu Seah, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Runner Up Best Oralist of the Preliminary Rounds
Joy Ramphul Arbitration Chambers Award
Shreyas Sridhar, West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences
3rd Best Oralist of the Preliminary Rounds
Joy Ramphul Arbitration Chambers Award
ESiddharth Jain, National Law University Odisha
4th Best Oralist of the Preliminary Rounds
Shearn Delamore & Co Award
Isabela Porto, Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo
5th Best Oralist of the Preliminary Rounds
Shearn Delamore & Co Award
Subash Jai Devaraj, Advance Tertiary College (Kuala Lumpur), Team 2
6th Best Oralist of the Preliminary Rounds
Shearn Delamore & Co Award
Prerona Banerjee, National Law University Odisha
3. Best Memoranda and Outlines
Best Memorandum on behalf of the Claimant
James Monteiro Award

Dar Al-Hekma University

Best Memorandum on behalf of the Respondent
James Monteiro Award
Brickfields Asia College, Team 1
Best Outline on behalf of the Claimant
LexisNexis Malaysia Award
Advance Tertiary College (Kuala Lumpur), Team 2
Best Outline on behalf of the Respondent
LexisNexis Malaysia Award
International Islamic University Malaysia, Team 2
Honourable Mention for the Best Memorandum on behalf of the Claimant
Joy Ramphul Arbitration Chambers Award
Ateneo de Manila University
Honourable Mention for the Best Memorandum on behalf of the Respondent
Joy Ramphul Arbitration Chambers Award
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Honourable Mention for the Best Outline on behalf of the Claimant
Chambers of Shanta Mohan Award
International Islamic University Malaysia, Team 7
Honourable Mention for the Best Outline on behalf of the Respondent
Ramesh Bharani Nagaratnam Chambers Award
International Islamic University Malaysia, Team 4


The Organising Committee would also like to congratulate and thank all the participants, coaches, arbitrators, sponsors, supporting organisations and volunteers of this year’s Pre-Moot. The 3rd AIAC-ICC Pre-Moot would not have been successful without your commitment and positive attitude throughout the process. We wish all the best to the teams heading off to Hong Kong and/or Vienna. As Mr. Vinayak Pradhan, the Director of the AIAC, emphasized during his Opening Remarks, “the AIAC is determined to carry the spirit of inclusivity of the Vis Moot. What makes this Pre-Moot unique is that we welcome non-participating teams at Vienna and Hong Kong to come and experience the Vis Moot through us. Through this initiative, we are able to bring together an outstanding group of law students from Asia who struggle to obtain the resources to get to Vienna or Hong Kong. It is for these reasons that this Pre-Moot is vital to our mission to create a sustainable framework and resource base for international arbitration not only in Malaysia but all over the Asia-Pacific region.”

For more information about the Pre-Moot, please contact pre-moot@aiac.world.