2017 ICC Vis Pre-Moot

Paris, France, • English

The ICC Vis Pre-Moot on the occasion of the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot is free of charge and open to teams competing in the Vis Moot


The ICC International Court of Arbitration is organizing its traditional pre-moot to help teams prepare for the 24th Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. The ICC Pre-Moot will be held on 3-4 April 2017 at the ICC headquarters in Paris, France.

The ICC Vis Pre-Moot will enable teams to:

  1. Measure up against and interact with other students from several countries and legal systems;
  2.  Receive comments from and socialize with arbitrators from different professional, cultural and legal backgrounds;
  3.  Practice and improve their advocacy skills; and
  4.  Refine and adjust their oral arguments just before making the trip to Vienna.


The ICC Vis Pre-Moot will consist of oral hearing rounds on Monday 3 April and Tuesday 4 April 2017 as well as several social events.

Teams will be paired against other teams before a variety of panels in 1.5-hour rounds (1 hour of pleadings, 5 minutes of deliberation, 15 minutes of feedback, and a 10-minute break where coffee and tea will be offered to all participants). Experienced arbitrators from the legal community around the world will provide students with comprehensive and constructive feedback after each hearing.

A detailed programme for the ICC Vis Pre-Moot with all relevant information will be sent to the selected teams at the beginning of 2017.


Logistical notes

This event is free of charge.

Date: 3-4 April 2017

Venue: ICC Headquarters
33-43 Avenue President Wilson
75116, Paris, France

When applying, teams are responsible for ensuring that they have sufficient funding for their travel and stay in Paris. No sponsorship from the ICC is available in this regard.

For any questions please contact iccpremoot@iccwbo.org.

Application process - Universities

The application process is now open

Applications are now open! Please click on the link below and fill in the application form.

2017 ICC Vis Pre-Moot Application

Registration deadline: 16 January 2017

Attention: Please note that the ICC Vis Pre-Moot Organizing Committee can accommodate only a limited number of teams. Upon expiry of the time limit indicated above, the ICC Vis Pre-Moot Paris Organizing Committee will consider the applications and inform all applicants of the result of the selection process in due course.

Should any accepted team need to withdraw from the Pre-Moot, it is kindly invited to do so as early as possible and in any event by 20 March 2017 at the latest. The ICC Vis Pre-Moot Organizing Committee reserves the right not to consider the application of any team which withdraws after that date in the following year.

If you have any question, please contact us at: iccpremoot@iccwbo.org

For more information, please contact

  • Céline Unwin Germond
  • (+33) 1 49 53 30 41