HIGHLIGHTS 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 organized 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, which is aligned with the AIAC’s purpose, 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) also held a conference on 21st March where experienced practitioners and academics dissected the anatomy of international arbitration, starting from procedure, substance and enforcement. As a prelude to the Pre-Moot, the speakers also shared their views on several issues arising from this year’s Vis Moot Problem.

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 Award Winners for the 3rd AIAC-ICC Pre Moot

Category/Award

University/Person

Champion

National Law Institute University, Bhopal

Runner-Up

National Academy of Legal Studies and Research, University of Law

3rd Place

National Law School of India University Team 1

Shearn Delamore & Co Award For 4th Place

Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo

Lee Hishammuddin Allen & Gledhill Award for the Winner of the Malaysian Final

International Islamic University Malaysia Team 1

Munhoe & Mar Award for the Runner-Up of the Malaysian Final

Brickfields Asia College Team 3

Aarna Law Spirit of The Pre-Moot Award

American University of Central Asia

LexisNexis Malaysia Award for the Best Claimant’s Outline

Advance Tertiary College Kuala Lumpur Team 2

Chambers of Shanta Mohan Honourable Mention for the Best Claimant’s Outline

International Islamic University Malaysia Team 7

LexisNexis Malaysia Award for the Best Respondent’s Outline

International Islamic University Malaysia Team 2

Nagaratnam Honourable Mention for the Best Respondent’s Outline

International Islamic University Malaysia Team 4

James Monteiro Award for the Best Claimant’s Memorandum

Dar Al-Hekma University

Joy Ramphul Arbitration Chambers Honourable Mention for the Best Claimant’s Memorandum

Ateneo de Manila University

James Monteiro Award for the Best Respondent’s Memorandum

Brickfields Asia College Team 1

Joy Ramphul Arbitration Chambers Honourable Mention for the Best Respondent’s Memorandum

Erasmus University Rotterdam

Shearn Delamore & Co Award for the 6th Best Speaker of The Preliminary Rounds

National Law University Odisha’s Prerona Banerjee

Shearn Delamore & Co Award for the 5th Best Speaker of The Preliminary Rounds

Advance Tertiary College Kuala Lumpur Team 2’s Subash Jai Devaraj

Shearn Delamore & Co Award for the 4th Best Speaker of The Preliminary Rounds

Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo’s Isabela Porto

Joy Ramphul Arbitration Chambers Award for the 3rd Best Speaker in the Preliminary Rounds

National Law University Odisha’s Siddharth Jain

Joy Ramphul Arbitration Chambers Award for the Runner-Up Oralist Of the Preliminary Rounds

The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences’ Shreyas Sridhar

Shearn Delamore & Co Award for the Best Oralist of the Preliminary Rounds

Erasmus University Rotterdam’s Ern Xu Seah

MAC Consultant Award for the Best Oralist of the Elimination Rounds

International Islamic University Malaysia Team 1’s Nur Zulaikha Rohaizat

Siva Sankaran Award for the Best Oralist of the Malaysian Final

International Islamic University Malaysia Team 1’s Nur Zulaikha Rohaizat

Cecil Abraham & Partners Award for the Best Oralist of the International Final

National Law Institute University, Bhopal’s Aditya Wadhwa

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 (Acting) 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 click here or contact pre-moot@aiac.world