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. Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP has a job vacancy for associates in Frankfurt. Applicants should be qualified lawyers with up to 3 years experience. For further details and to apply, see here
  2. The Swiss Arbitration Association has a job vacancy for a Marketing Manager based in Geneva. For further details and to apply, see here.
  3. Baker McKenzie has a job vacancy for a Litigation and Arbitration Intern in Paris. Applicants should note that this opportunity is for the period July-December 2021. More details here.
  4. Fietta LLP has job vacancies for Interns in London. Applicants should ideally be recently qualified lawyers with a master’s degree and a keen interest in public international law, including investment treaty arbitration. Excellent academics are required. More details here
  5. Fortior Law S.A. has a job vacancy for an International Arbitration Associate in Geneva. Applicants should have a minimum of two years of international dispute resolution experience, including commercial arbitration, shipping and maritime law, a relevant academic background in international commercial law and international dispute resolution, and be fluent in both English and Russian. More details here
  6. Peter & Kim has a job vacancy for a Swiss-qualified Associate in Geneva. Applicants should be admitted to the Swiss Bar, have a thorough knowledge of Swiss substantive law and good academics. Applicants should have two to six years of post-qualification experience in the arbitration/litigation department of a Swiss or international law firm. More details here
  7. Allen & Overy Peerpoint has opportunities for international arbitration consultants in London. Applicants should have 2-5 years of post-qualification experience at a magic circle or top ranked arbitration firm; a commitment to building a career as a self-employed consultant; excellent academics; a practising certificate (or equivalent) entitling them to practise as a lawyer in the UK; and the right to work and reside in the UK. More details here
  8. White & Case is looking to recruit junior paralegals to join their International Arbitration practice group out of their Paris office. This is a 12 month fixed term contract beginning in March 2021 and may be extended, only once, for a maximum of 6 months. More details here
  9. Archipel, a boutique law firm based in Paris and Geneva, is recruiting a commercial law and litigation associate for its Geneva office. If you are Swiss-qualified, have two to four years’ experience, a liking for the law, and an excellent level of English, please send your CV at [email protected] Further information can be found here
  10. The SIAC has a vacancy for a Business Development Manager (Legal). Minimum requirements include a Law Degree and 2 PQE. More details here
  11. Alvarez & Marsal is looking for a manager to join their forensic disputes& investigations team in Paris. Applicants should have a professional experience of 2-4 years within Forensic Services and be fluent in French and English. Further details here
  12. Arnold&Porter Kaye Scholer LLP is looking for an arbitration clerk to join their team in London. Further details here
  13. 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.
  14. Lalive is looking for an Associate to join its International Arbitration Group in Geneva or London. Further details here.
  15. The London office of Arnold & Porter is pleased to invite applicants for clerkship roles in the International Arbitration group. 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: A Comparison of the New ICC Rules, the LCIA Rules, and the Swiss Rules

Dear MAA members,

In the midst of the recent modifications to the ICC and LCIA rules, the ICC YAF and ASA below 40 are hosting an online event on 21 January 2021 to discuss how arbitration rules such as the Swiss Rules can adapt to the changing times and remain at the vanguard of arbitration rules.
 
The event will be held online on 21 January 2021 from 12:30-13:45 CET. To register, please email [email protected]

5th AIAC Pre-Moot

Dear MAA members,

We are proud to support the 5th AIAC Virtual Pre-Moot that will take place on 5-7 March 2021.

Arbitrators of the final round include honorable Prof. Dr Ingeborg Schwenzer and Dr. Christopher Boog

AIAC YPG will also host a Virtual Conference on 3 March 2021

For more information, please contact: [email protected] or visit here

 

 

Event: 2021 MAA Inaugural Speaker Series

Dear MAA members,

We’re delighted to announce that the first speaker in this year’s MAA Inaugural Speaker series is Professor Dr. Eckart Brödermann. Professor Dr. Brödermann will be speaking on the UNIDROIT Principles on Monday, January 18th 2021 at 9:00 AM EST/3:00 PM CET/10:00 PM CST.

Register 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.

ICDR 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

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  • 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 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.

     

  • Sabine Neuhaus

    Sabine Neuhaus is a Swiss qualified attorney-at-law and graduated from the University of Zurich (MLaw, summa cum laude) and Hong Kong University (LL.M. in arbitration and alternative dispute resolution, with distinction). She is an associate in the Shanghai office of KellerhalsCarrard. Her practice consists of cross-border transactions and international arbitration with a focus on China-related mandates and the life science industry. Sabine is an arbitrator at the Vis Moot and regularly speaks at conferences related to arbitration and international business law. Sabine is 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.