28th Vis Moot

18th Vis East 

Who Are We?

We are a non-profit organization comprised of academics, professionals, and students who have a common interest in international trade law and arbitration. The Moot Alumni Association was established in 1997 during the 3rd Willem C. Vis Moot Competition in Vienna.

The MAA organizes conferences, legal training and seminars on international trade law and arbitration, connects its members worldwide, introduces potential opportunities in the fields related to the Vis Moot to its members, provides translations of CISG cases, promotes the Vis Moot competitions and publishes the Vindobona Journal.

Conferences:

The MAA organizes conferences on the occasion of the Vis Moot in Vienna and the Vis East in Hong Kong every year. Our Annual Generations in Arbitration Conference, held in both Hong Kong and Vienna, is the longest-standing conference in both Vis East Hong Kong and Vis Vienna.

Training:

The MAA organizes legal training sessions worldwide on various topics in international arbitration and trade law. These training sessions are aimed at providing academics, students, and young professionals, with an opportunity to learn and improve their skills by learning from a well-established and experienced academics and/or professionals.

Opportunities:

Through its extensive network, the MAA receives information on a variety of unique opportunities in international arbitration and trade law. Stay tuned through our social media channels to receive news about those opportunities.

Social Activities:

The MAA is proud to be responsible for organizing social events connecting members with one another worldwide. In particular, the MAA is responsible for organizing the social activities for the Vis Moots in Vienna and Hong Kong, such as the Welcome Party, the Moot Bar, and the Farewell Party.

The MAA Executive Board.

 

Sherlin Tung

President

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Isabela Deveza

Vice President

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Sabine Neuhaus

Vice President

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Wendy Gonzales

Secretary

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Job Opportunities:

  1. The ICC is recruiting a Deputy Counsel for one of its case management teams in Paris. The candidate should be fluent in English and Spanish. Deadline to apply: 2 October 2020. Further details here.
  2. Clifford Chance is looking for an International Arbitration Trainee for its Frankfurt office for a period of 6-12 months. English at a near-native level is required, German is not required but is a plus. Deadline to apply: 25 October 2020. Further details here.
  3. Levy Kaufmann-Kohler is looking for an international arbitration specialist to be based in Geneva. Practical experience at a Russian law firm and/or arbitral institution, native Russian and fluent English language skills, good knowledge of French and strong writing abilities are required. Further details here.
  4. Roschier is looking to hire an Associate Lawyers to join its Dispute Resolution team in Stockholm. Deadline to apply: 25 October 2020. Further details here.
  5. ICSID wishes to hire a Paralegal to join its legal teams. The position requires fluency in English and Spanish. The Paralegal will report to a Team Leader and will work under the general guidance of a Deputy Secretary-General. Further details here.
  6. Paris Baby Arbitration is looking for contributors, students and young practitioners, for its monthly arbitration newsletter in French and English, Le Biberon. Further details here.
  7. SCA Ontier LLP is looking to recruit a paralegal with not less than one years’ experience of commercial litigation / international arbitration. Further details here.
  8. Lalive is looking for an Associate to join its International Arbitration Group in Geneva or London. Further details here.
  9. The London office of Arnold & Porter is pleased to invite applicants for clerkship roles in the International Arbitration group. Further details here.
  10. SIAC is looking for an Associate Counsel to assist the Registrar/Deputy Registrar in the administration of SIAC cases. Further details here

 

Latest News.

Please refer to our News section to keep up to date on
opportunities provided or supported by the MAA.


Event: Developing your career during the current crisis: Strategies for success

Oct 20, 2020 05:00 PM in Hong Kong SAR
 

Please join ArbitralWomen and Withersworldwide on Tuesday, 20 October 2020 at 5pm (HKT) for a webinar on “Developing Your Career During the Current Crises: Strategies for Success”

The panel also features an amazing group of speakers: Justin D’Agostino, Kap-You (Kevin) KIM, Dr. Helena H. C. Chen, FCIArb, and Melody Wang and moderated by Sherlin Tung. 

 
Registrations here.
 

28th Vis Vienna = 2nd Virtual Vis Moot

Dear MAA Members,
 
As announced by the Vis Vienna Moot Directors and the Association for the Organisation and Promotion of the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot on 24 August 2020, the 28th Vis Vienna Competition will again be held virtually as the 2nd Virtual Vis Moot.
 
Details can be found here.

Webinar: CISG as a Tool for Global Trade

Dear MAA Members,
 
The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (“CISG”) will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2020 (“[email protected]”).
 
To mark [email protected], this conference will explore the CISG as a tool for global trade from both the theoretical and practical perspectives. 
 
The conference is co-organised by the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, the Department of Justice of the Hong Kong SAR, and the Asian Academy of International Law.
 
Join us to celebrate this special occasion!
 
 
Registrations here.

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Follow Us:

  • Sherlin (董希琳) Tung

    Sherlin (董希琳) Tung is a Partner in the Litigation & Arbitration Team of Withers Worldwide and based in its Hong Kong office. Sherlin advises clients on cross-border disputes in mainly Asia, the Americas, and Europe. She is qualified as an attorney in California and New York (U.S.A.) and is a Registered Foreign Lawyer in Hong Kong.

    Sherlin was a former mootie and continues to support the moot through coaching and arbitrating in addition to her role in the MAA.

  • Isabela Deveza

    Isabela Deveza is a lawyer working with Pinsent Masons in Sydney as part of the Risk Advisory Services team, focusing on Construction Law disputes.

    Isabela graduated with law degrees from both Brazil and Australia, being qualified to practice law in Australia.

    She has participated in the Vis Moot both as an oral advocate for the Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC/SP) in Vienna and Hong Kong and as a Coach for the same University in 2016. Isabela has co-coached the University of New South Wales team that placed among the top 8 teams in Vienna in 2019. Isabela has further pursued her studies in arbitration at the University of Miami under Professor Jan Paulsson and Professor Claudio Finkelstein, and at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences.

  • Sabine Neuhaus

    Sabine Neuhaus, MLaw (summa cum laude), LL.M. (Hong Kong; with distinction), is admitted to the Swiss bar. She is an associate with Kellerhals Carrard based in Shanghai and a Board member of the Swiss Chinese Chamber of Commerce Shanghai.

  • Wendy Gonzales

    Wendy Gonzales is passionate about technology law and Commercial Arbitration. LL.M International Business Law at Vrije Amsterdam University and Spanish qualified lawyer. Legal Counsel and ADR specialist at European headquarters located in Amsterdam of ASUS – Multinational in Technology. Currently co-editor for research about Cybersecurity and Arbitration.

    She strongly believes on projects with an impact in the arbitration community. For this reason, she is involved at Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, related competitions and projects. For instance, as volunteer Arbitrator for the competition and related Pre Moots, Board member at its Moot Alumni Association (MAA), co-chair of MAA Mentorship Program, coach of Vrije Amsterdam University team and advisor for project regarding the first Pre Moot at Nigeria.

    International mindset due to education and working experience among different culture and regions such as Europe, South-America and Asia. Fluent in Spanish and English, while confident in French and Italian. In sum, a young professional captivated of finding feasible international legal solutions and constant improvements to daily business challenges.