The Vienna Moot
The MAA has its origins in the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court. At the 3rd Moot in 1996, the MAA was initiated by Eric E. Bergsten and Albert H. Kritzer from New York, the father of the Moot-Michael L. Sher from New York, and four enthusiastic past participants-Friedrich Blase, Kay-Jannes Wegner, Philip von Haehling and Sebastian Semrau, all from Cologne.
The MAA has provided events at the 4th Moot in Vienna for the first time and at every moot since.
The Hong Kong Moot
When the Willem C. Vis (East) International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court-the sister moot in Hong Kong-was introduced, the MAA became involved in Hong Kong as well.
The first full-scale social program for the students was presented at the 4th (East) Moot, and it is developing as we go along.
Beyond the Moot
Today, the MAA has developed into 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.