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Vis Team succeeds at CIETAC Cup

The China-EU School of Law’s (CESL) Vis Team successfully participated in 14th CIETAC Cup International Commercial Arbitration Moot held from 20 to 25 November 2016 in the premises of the Chinese leading arbitration commission – CIETAC in Beijing. The team ranked 11 out of 46 teams competing. Tsinghua Law School was this year’s winner. Students Meng Fanqin and Que Linyao’s outstanding performance resulted in two individual prizes for the best oralists.

After two months of the intense preparations, the CESL Vis Team consisting of Meng Fanqin, Que Linyao, Liu Qianning, Liu Renhao, Zhao Min and Tian Yu had the chance to confront itself with the other teams and argue before the distinguished arbitrators from both China and abroad. This year’s competition witnessed teams from the top Chinese law schools and the CESL Vis Team successfully argued against the teams from Fuzhou University, Guandong University of Foreign Studies, Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade and Sun Yat-sen University.

"CIETAC Cup was a great practice platform for the CESL Vis Team in the course of preparation to take part in the main Vis Moot competition in April in Hong Kong. Fingers crossed!”, Assistant Professor Monika Prusinowska who coaches the team with Professor Susan-Gale Wintermuth said.

CIETAC established the CIETAC Cup in 2000 in order to helptrain China’s future international arbitration professionals. Since then, CIETAC has successfully hosted 14 moots which attracted over 2000 students from nearly 100 well-known universities in China. During the whole CIETAC Cup week, the top law students from all over China meet to present their sales contract arguments in a simulation of arbitration hearing.

By Monika Prusinowska