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After six months of intensive preparations, the Deakin University School of Law has recently attended the oral rounds of the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, once again with great success.
The Vis Moot is an international mooting competition that simulates private dispute resolution through international commercial arbitration. This year’s Vis Moot problem relates to the procedure for appointing arbitrators in international commercial arbitration, the confidentiality of international arbitration proceedings, breaches of international sales contracts, and the degree of examination required of goods sold cross-border.
The School of Law's team was represented at the oral rounds by coach Ben Hayward, and four students - Andrea De Biase and Alexandra Davis (giving legal submissions in Hong Kong), and Breigh Smith and Luke Driscoll (giving legal submissions in Vienna).
At the Vis (East) Moot in Hong Kong in April, 2011, Deakin's 2010-2011 Vis Moot team progressed through to the Final Round 16 from a total pool of 87 teams. Deakin also received three awards:
Ben Hayward, Vis Moot coach said:
"While I would have been happy with any one of these outcomes, to receive four separate instances of recognition in the competition awards is an absolutely wonderful result and a real testament to the extremely hard work the Deakin team has put in over a five month period in their preparations for the Vis Moot (and also a reflection of the wonderful support provided this year, as every year, by our alumni base). I commend the entire team for their efforts!"
Congratulations to the 2010-2011 Vis Moot team: