The BVI International Arbitration Centre Confirmed Sponsorship of the 29th Vis Moot and 19th Vis East Moot

TORTOLA British Virgin Islands (February 17, 2022)- The BVI International Arbitration Centre (“BVI IAC”) is delighted to announce its sponsorship of the 29th Vis Moot, which will take place virtually from 9th April to 14th April 2022, and of the 19th Vis East Moot, which will also take place virtually from 28th March to 3rd April 2022.

The Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot is a competition for law students to foster the study and practice of international commercial sales law and arbitration. Students from all countries are eligible (students from 82 countries participated in the 27th Vis Moot).

The Vis East Moot Competition is the sister competition to the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna. Given the continuous and rapid expansion of Asia’s economy, international commercial transactions and, inevitably, cross-border disputes in Asia have been on the rise. The Vis East Moot provides law students, academics, and professionals with a similar exposure to, and experience in, international arbitration and trade law as the Vis Moot in Vienna, but with an Asian context.

As the BVI IAC further positions itself as a go-to institution for International Arbitration and all other forms of dispute resolution in the Caribbean, the Americas and beyond – partnerships with educational forums such as the longstanding Vis Moot and its sister competition, the Vis East Moot, are a way for us to engage with our community and create value.” -  Francois Lassalle, CEO BVI International Arbitration Centre

BVI IAC’s Registrar, Hana Doumal, will also represent the Centre at the Vis Moot and Vis East Moot this year. Ms. Doumal is a previous participant of the Vis Moot, having participated to the 20th edition of the Vis Moot as a Vis Mootie and in following editions of the Vis Moot and Vis East Moot as an arbitrator.

The BVI is renowned for offering a quality legal framework and a stable political environment as a British Overseas Territory. Many businesses, across industries, benefit from resolving disputes via arbitration in the BVI because of its modern legislation and the new 2021 BVI IAC Arbitration Rules.

About BVI IAC: The British Virgin Islands International Arbitration Centre (BVI IAC) was established to meet the rapidly evolving dispute resolution needs of arbitration users worldwide. The Centre meets the demands of the international business community for a neutral, impartial, efficient and reliable dispute resolution institution in the Caribbean, Latin America and at the cross-roads of the Americas. The BVI offers a quality legal framework and a stable political environment as a British Overseas Territory Party to the New York Convention. Users of the BVI IAC arbitration clause benefit from arbitration-friendly legislations that improve ease of business and support. The BVI IAC Panel includes arbitrators from over 40 countries, speaking more than 20 languages, and is one of the most gender-diverse panels in the world. Equipped with state-of-the-art technology and the flexibility to meet the unique requirements of any virtual arbitration, BVI IAC offers world-class facilities for conducting arbitral hearings. For more information, please visit WWW.BVIIAC.ORG.