The Third Annual IAC Central Asia Vis Pre-Moot was held in Astana

The IAC held its 3rd Annual IAC Central Asia Vis Pre-Moot Competition during 10-15 March 2023. The competition happened at the IAC premises in Astana, Kazakhstan, and with some participants online.

Tashkent State University of Law (Uzbekistan) won the Final and Best Oralist Awards before the IAC Chairman, Thomas Krümmel, the first IAC Chairman, Barbara Dohmann KC, and a White and Case Associate, Ivan Phillipov.

We were delighted to partner again with the U.S. State Department of Commerce and Commercial Law Development Program (“CLDP”). Together, for the second consecutive year, the IAC and CLDP provided international standard arbitration moot training to law student teams from across the Eurasia region.

The Vis Moot is the world’s premier law student mock arbitration hearing competition. It aims to promote the study of international commercial law and arbitration for resolution of international business disputes through its application of a “real-life” practical legal problem and to develop future lawyers in arbitration practice.

100 teams from more than 60 countries registered to participate in this year’s competition at the IAC. 20 teams from 16 countries were selected to participate in the competition with 8 teams from the CIS countries (including 2 teams from Kazakhstan), 6 teams from Europe, and 6 teams from Asia.

This IAC competition is now firmly recognised as the number one law student competition of its type in Eurasia. It contributes to the overall success and international recognition of Astana as the stand alone arbitration hub in Eurasia. It also supports the IAC as the premier international arbitration centre in Eurasia. The IAC has completed more than 1,600 arbitration and mediation cases involving investors from 22 countries. All IAC decisions have been enforced. The IAC always applies the very highest international standards of alternate dispute resolution and the rule of law and is now trusted by investors around the world.

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