Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot
The Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot is a competition for law students from many countries. 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. 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.
Willem C. Vis (East) International Commercial Arbitration Moot
The Vis Moot (East) is a sister moot to the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot that takes place in Hong Kong. The Vis Moot (East) uses the same Problem and the rules are essentially the same as the Moot that takes place in Vienna. Nevertheless, they are two separate moots with separate registration, including registration fee, and separate winners.
United Nations Commission on International Trade Law
The core legal body of the United Nations system in the field of international trade law. A legal body with universal membership specializing in commercial law reform worldwide for over 40 years. UNCITRAL's business is the modernization and harmonization of rules on international business.
International Bar Association - Arbitration Committee
The International Bar Association (IBA), established in 1947, is the world’s leading organisation of international legal practitioners, bar associations and law societies. The Arbitration Committee focuses on laws, practice and procedures relating to the arbitration of transnational disputes.
International Arbitration Case Law
A private, not-for-profit academic endeavour which, in partnership with the School of International Arbitration (SIA), Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London, aims at disseminating important decisions relevant to legal practitioners and scholars in the field of international arbitration and dispute resolution. Its objective is to summarize, edit, and coordinate the publication of decisions rendered by arbitral tribunals, international tribunals and national courts in matters of international arbitration and related legal issues
Young International Council for Commercial Arbitration (YICCA)
Young ICCA is a world-wide arbitration knowledge network for young practitioners and students, established in 2010. It aims to promote the use of arbitration by exposing new practitioners from all corners of the globe to the international practice of arbitration.
Moot Alumni Association
The Moot Alumni Association of the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot is a full-scale NGO who is determined to promote international arbitration and trade law. The MAA hosts several conferences each year, publishes the Vindobona Journal and works in co-operation with UNCITRAL on a worldwide accessible set of case law on the CISG.
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Rules, Conventions and Treaties
United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods
The purpose of the CISG is to provide a modern, uniform and fair regime for contracts for the international sale of goods. Thus, the CISG contributes significantly to introducing certainty in commercial exchanges and decreasing transaction costs.
Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards
Recognizing the growing importance of international arbitration as a means of settling international commercial disputes, the Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (the Convention) seeks to provide common legislative standards for the recognition of arbitration agreements and court recognition and enforcement of foreign and non-domestic arbitral awards.
UNCITRAL Arbitration Rule (as revised in 2010)
The UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules provide a comprehensive set of procedural rules upon which parties may agree for the conduct of arbitral proceedings arising out of their commercial relationship and are widely used in ad hoc arbitrations as well as administered arbitrations. The Rules cover all aspects of the arbitral process, providing a model arbitration clause, setting out procedural rules regarding the appointment of arbitrators and the conduct of arbitral proceedings, and establishing rules in relation to the form, effect and interpretation of the award.
Center for Arbitration and Mediation of the Chamber of Commerce Brazil-Canada (CAM-CCBC) Arbitration Rules
The Center for Arbitration and Mediation was founded in 1979 by a group of lawyers and professors from the University of São Paulo´s School Of Law, with the support of the Brazil Canada Chamber of Commerce. CAM-CCBC has kept up with the evolution of arbitration. The Center has recently rewritten its Rules, to align them with the latest doctrine-related changes and advances arising from the complexities of the proceedings filed with and administered by the Center, and to adapt them to national and international trends.
China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) Arbitration Rules
The China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC) is one of the major permanent arbitration institutions in the world. Formerly known as the Foreign Trade Arbitration Commission, the CIETAC was set up in April 1956 under the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT). To meet the needs of China's ever-developing economic and trade relations with foreign countries after the adoption of the "reform and opening-up" policy, the Foreign Trade Arbitration Commission was firstly renamed as the Foreign Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission in 1980, and then as the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission in 1988. Since 2000, the CIETAC is also known as the Arbitration Court of the China Chamber of International Commerce (CCOIC).
The Arbitration Rules of the Chamber of Arbitration of Milan
The Chamber of Arbitration of Milan is a special branch of the Chamber of Commerce of Milan and specializes in commercial dispute resolution. The Chamber provides an array of services and tools known as ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution), which allow for a resolution of disputes within time-limits and through methods that are different from judicial proceedings.
The London Court of International Arbitration Rules
The LCIA is one of the leading international institutions for commercial dispute resolution. Its organisation, operation, outlook and services are worldwide, in the fields of arbitration, mediation and other forms of ADR. The LCIA has access to the most eminent and experienced arbitrators, mediators and experts from many jurisdictions, and with the widest range of expertise. The LCIA's dispute resolution services are available to all contracting parties, without any membership requirements.
Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre - Arbitration Rules
HKIAC was established in 1985 by a group of leading businesspeople and professionals in an effort to meet the growing need for arbitral services in Asia. Initially, the Hong Kong business community and the Hong Kong Government generously funded the HKIAC. Today, the Centre is financially self-sufficient, and completely free and independent from any type of influence or control.
The Inter-American Convention on International Commercial Arbitration
EU COUNCIL REGULATION on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters
International Bar Association Guidelines
American Arbitration Association - International Dispute Resolution Procedures
Research Resources and Case law