After seven months or intense preparations, the moment of the final confrontation with the 106 teams from all around the world arrived. From March 13th to March 22nd, the CESL Vis Team took part in the 12th Vis East Moot. The second time in a row no other law school from Mainland China was able to outrank CESL and only the teams from Tsinghua and Peking University shared the same rank as CESL.
The main competition was preceded by the Vis workshops where 15 teams practiced under the supervision of academics and practitioners from the arbitration world. The participation of the CESL Vis Team was very fruitful and the CESL’s students Ana Trigo and Gilbert Dadzie were recognized as the second and third best speakers of the workshop. Among the professionals congratulating Ana and Gilbert were, among others, Miss Sylvia Tee, the Director of ICC Arbitration & ADR in Asia and Mr. Peter Rhodes of the Law Faculty, Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Preparations going on
Vis Moot is also a great cultural experience
Vis Moot Workshops in Hong Kong - awards for individual speaker - the second and the third best speakers - Ana Trigo and Gilbert Dadzie from CESL
This year, in the Vis East there were teams from various well-known law schools, such as Harvard Law School, Yale Law School, Bond University, New York University School of Law or the Chinese University of Hong Kong. In the main competition, after the four general rounds against: National Law University Odisha from India, Hamline University School of Law from the United States, Nagoya University from Japan and Universitas Gadjah Mada from Indonesia, the CESL Vis Team advanced to the round of 32 best teams. The CESL Team was the one of three teams from Mainland China that made into the round of 32. The other two were Peking University and Tsinghua University.
The first general round in Hong Kong - CESL vs. Odisha University
CESL vs. Hamline in the General rounds in Hong Kong
In the knock-out round, the CESL Vis Team pleaded against Humboldt-Universität Berlin and the German team prevailed in this round. Although the CESL Team did not manage to move to the next round, the extraordinary performance and the fierce spirit of fighting of both teams greatly impressed the arbitrators and the audience.
In addition, during the Award Gala Dinner, one of the CESL Vis Team’s mooties Gilbert Dadzie was awarded as one of the best individual oralists of the competition.
The champion of this year’s Vis East Moot was Singapore Management University that the CESL Vis Team had a pleasure to face in one of the pre-moot rounds in Shanghai.
Cordial thanks go to the administration of CESL and pre-moots, professors and arbitrators who have all contributed to this success!
Congratulations to the CESL Vis Moot Team!
2014/2015 CESL Vis Moot Team:
Ana Trigo (LLM/2014)
Gilbert Dadzie (LLM/2014)
Lin Xi (LLM/2014)
Tan Qiujie (LLM/2014)
Peng Xiao (LLM/2014)
Professor Susan Gale Wintermuth
Assistant Professor Monika Prusinowska
2012 Double Master student Zhao Chunlei
Article by Zhang Junmin (CESL Double Master Student from 2013 Intake)