The full name of Vis Moot is "Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot" (International Commercial Mooting Arbitration Tribunal Debate) and its sister event "Willem C. Vis East International Commercial Arbitration Moot" (Vis East Moot), which is a prestigious worldwide Moot Court Competition. From March to April every year, thousands of law students and legal experts from hundreds of universities around the world gather in Hong Kong and Vienna to cultivate a large number of young talents for international commercial arbitration.
The China-EU School of Law Vis Moot team is sponsored and supported by Global Law Firm. Beijing Global Law Firm is the first law firm established after China's reform and opening up. It was established by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade in 1979 and has now become one of the outstanding large-scale comprehensive law firms in China's legal industry. In addition to providing some financial support to the team, Global Law Firm also donated six precious original international arbitration reference books to the team, and appointed senior partner WANG Zhongcheng and senior lawyer MENG Fanqin to assist the team in training and guidance.
China EU School of Law has teamed up to participate in the Vis East Moot since 2014. It has achieved excellent results and entered the top four of the Vis East Moot. One year the team was awarded both the best and second best oralists of the entire competition, LI Kaixu and ZHANG Liming! This year CESL will compete in both Hong Kong and Vienna with different team members. This year's coaching team is led by Professor Susan WINTERMUTH and Professor Monty SILLEY, and the previous outstanding “mooties” QUE Linyao, ZHAO Min, LIU Qianning, ZHENG Yan, TAO Zhilin, LIU Lusheng and YI Chen are together.
The team recruitment ended 18 September 2022. After layers of selection, ZHAO Ziwei, ZHANG Ruohan, SHU Xin, MA Wentao, WU Yuzhuo, FENG Shuyue, WANG Xuan and LIU Yufeng stood out. The next day, the team held a training kick-off meeting to arrange the preparations for the event.
After the meeting, the team members in Beijing and Hamburg also organized offline exchange activities. Driven by common topics such as competitions and schoolwork, everyone quickly became acquainted with each other, and a good team atmosphere was formed.
The Beijing team members and the Hamburg team members with coach WINTERMUTH.
At present, the members of the Vis Moot team are preparing for the competition. The first leg of the Vis Moot journey will start at the "CIETAC Cup" in November 2022, good luck to them!
News | MENG Fanqin, SHU Xin
Photo | MENG Fanqin, ZHANG Ruohan, LIU Yufeng