Fourth Annual Willem C

Sixth Annual

Vienna, Austria
27 March to 1 April 1999

General Information

The Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot is a competition for law students. Students from all countries are eligible. The Moot involves a dispute arising out of a contract of sale between two countries that are party to the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. The contract provides that any dispute that might arise is to be settled by arbitration in a third country that has enacted the UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration. The contract in the Sixth Moot also provides that the arbitration is subject to the International Arbitration Rules of the American Arbitration Association.

Dates and location

The Problem will be sent to all registered teams on Friday, October 2, 1998. The memorandum for claimant will be due in Vienna on Monday, December 7, 1998. The memorandum for respondent will be due in Vienna, February 14, 1999. The general rounds of the oral arguments will take place at the Law Faculty of the University of Vienna (Juridicum) Saturday through Tuesday, 26-30 March 1999. Quarter-final arguments among the eight highest ranking teams will take place Wednesday morning, March 31 and the semi-final arguments among the four winning teams will take place Wednesday afternoon. The final arguments and the awards banquet will take place Thursday, April 1, 1999.


Registration is accomplished by completion and submission of the registration form, which may be done at any time prior to the date for submission of the memorandum for claimant. Registration is confirmed by payment of the registration fee of US $500, payable by bank draft drawn on a bank, or branch of a bank, in the United States. The registration fee must be paid prior to the date for submission of the memorandum for claimant, unless specific permission for later payment has been given by the Director of the Moot.


From July 23 to December 4, inquiries about the Moot should be addressed to Professor Eric E. Bergsten, Pace Law School, 78 North Broadway, White Plains, NY 10603; tel. +1 (914) 422-4402; fax +1 (914) 422-4229.

From December 7, 1998 to July 31, 1999, inquiries about the Moot should be addressed to Professor Eric E. Bergsten, Schimmelgasse 16/14, A-1030 Vienna, Austria; tel. and fax +43 1 713-5408. At all times inquiries by e-mail may be made to

Pace Law School Institute of International Commercial Law - Last updated July 14, 1998

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