30th Vis Moot

20th 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.


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.


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.


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 (outgoing)

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Isabela Deveza

President (incoming)

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Alicja Zielińska-Eisen

Vice President

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Navin Ahuja

Vice President

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Cristen Bauer


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Ipek Ince


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Latest News.

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opportunities provided or supported by the MAA.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS! MAA In-Person Events are back!

Professional networking opportunities and personal friendships that form during the Vis Moot Oral Arguments are some of the most important benefits of the Vis Moot Competitions. This is why the MAA is ecstatic to announce the return of MAA in-person events during the Vis East and Vis Vienna Oral Argument Weeks!

Before the launch of the 20th Vis East and 30th Vis Vienna Problem, we take this opportunity to draw your attention to the various in-person social and professional networking events in Hong Kong for the Vis East (from 18 to 26 March 2023) and Vienna (from 30 March to 6 April 2023). Make sure to be able to check off the many exciting items on your Vis East and Vis Vienna bucket lists – the legendary Moot Bar, the 20th and 30th Special Anniversary Events, Happy Valley Horse Races, UN Tours and much more.

Further details regarding the events will soon be available on the MAA Website and our social media channels.

You can choose to be a Premium MAA Member and have priority and discounted access to these events and much more! Register here.

Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at [email protected] or any of our social media handles: FacebookLinkedInInstagramTwitter.

Call for Applications for the 2022/2023 MAA Core Team

The 2022/2023 MAA Executive Board, which is comprised of: Sherlin Tung, Isabela Deveza, Alicja Zielinska-Eisen, Navin Ahuja, Cristen Baur, İpek İnce, is excited to share its first communications of the 2022/2023 Term with you! Please click HERE to access the Board’s message.

To kick off the MAA’s 2022/2023 Term, the Executive Board is putting out a Call for Applications for those interested in being a part of the MAA Core Team. Details of the specific Core Teams, available positions, and brief descriptions of each can be found HERE.

Applications are due by EOD Friday, 17 June 2022 (your local time) and should be emailed to: [email protected]. Should you have any questions, please email the Board.

The MAA Executive Board is looking forward to another wonderful year for the 20th Vis East International Commercial Arbitration Moot, 30th Willem C. Vis Moot. and the Moot Alumni Association!

Diversity Scholarship Fund

Dear MAA Members,

The AAA-ICDR Foundation has established a Diversity Scholarship Fund, which was made possible through a special gift by the American Arbitration Association.

The fund grants diverse law students/professionals with up to US$ 2,000 of financial assistance towards participation in a degree program or fellowship in alternative dispute resolution or attendance at a well-recognized conference. The mission of the Diversity Scholarship Fund is to encourage diversity and inclusion within the field of ADR by supporting the pursuit of knowledge and skill development through training experiences that encourage inclusive leadership growth in the field of ADR.

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and reviewed quarterly until appropriated funds are expended. Please click the link for the application and instructions


Official pages of the Vis Moot and Vis East Moot.

The Hong Kong Moot

WebsiteCalendar of Events

The Vienna Moot

WebsiteCalendar of Events

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  • Sherlin (董希琳) Tung

    Sherlin (董希琳) Tung is a Partner in the International Litigation & Arbitration Team at Withersworldwide in Hong Kong. She is a specialist in cross-border disputes, international commercial arbitration, and multi-jurisdiction litigations. With over a decade of experience, Sherlin has advised clients in Asia, the Americas, and Europe on all phases and aspects of cross-border disputes (both litigation and arbitration). Sherlin is qualified as an attorney in California and New York (U.S.A.) and is a Registered Foreign Lawyer in Hong Kong. Sherlin herself is a mootie, competing with the University of San Diego School of Law and then coaching Stockholm University. In addition to her role in the MAA, she is the Deputy Director of the Vis East Moot Foundation.

  • Isabela Deveza

    Isabela Deveza participated in the Vis Moot as a mootie, coach and arbitrator. She has completed her legal education in civil and common law jurisdictions, being admitted to practice law in Australia. She is a Senior Associate with White & Case in Sydney and a Board Member of the MAA.


  • Alicja Zielińska-Eisen

    Program Coordinator, International Dispute Resolution (IDR) LL.M. | Of Counsel, Queritius, Warsaw, Paris, Budapest

    Alicja Zielińska-Eisen, LL.M. is an Of Counsel with Queritius and an advocate (adwokat) admitted in Poland. She is combining her attorney practice with an academic career as Program Coordinator for the International Dispute Resolution (IDR) LL.M. at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.

    Alicja is involved in numerous initiatives for legal professionals, including speaking engagements at seminars and conferences in Warsaw, Berlin, Vienna and Hong Kong, and lectures on arbitration and ADR subjects. She participated in the Vis Moot as a mootie, coach and arbitrator.

    Alicja graduated from University of Silesia (Poland) and holds an LL.M. in International Dispute Resolution from Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin as well as a Postgraduate Diploma in Negotiation, Mediation and other ADR awarded by the Warsaw University, Centre for Dispute and Conflict Resolution.

  • Navin Ahuja

    Dr. Navin G. Ahuja earned his doctorate concentrating on guerrilla tactics in international commercial arbitration. He is a Visiting Fellow at the City University of Hong Kong and has delivered several lectures there. He is an editorial board member of the International Arbitration Law Review, an accredited tribunal secretary, an accredited general mediator and Co-Chair of the MAA Conferences Team. Navin has contributed to several publications on the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) and ADR. He co-coached his team to amongst other achievements, winning the best memorandum in Vis East, receiving Honourable Mentions in Vis East and Vis Vienna for the written memorandum and individual oralists, and ranking fourth out of 147 teams in Vis East.

  • Cristen Bauer

    Well-rounded professional with 10+ years of diverse international experience. Committed to developing better international trade and investment agreements, in order to strengthen the rule of law, enhance dispute resolution options, and promote sustainable trade and investment practices. Located in Washington D.C.

  • Ipek Ince

    İpek İnce is an associate at Gedik Eraksoy Attorney Partnership (in association with Allen & Overy). She participated in 24th and 25th Vis Moot as and coaching the Istanbul University team since then. Apart from her role as a regional representative, she is also a member of communications team at MAA