Dr Simone Lamont-Black, lecturer in international trade law at the University of Edinburgh, has welcomed the continued sponsorship and support from the Scottish Arbitration Centre for the Law School’s Vis Pre-Moot held on 23 and 24 February 2013.
The competition was arranged in advance of the Willem Vis Moot, an annual international commercial arbitration moot, which takes place in Vienna in March. Universities from all over the world compete at the Vienna event.
The Vis Pre-Moot was arranged in order to support the Edinburgh team in its preparations for Vienna. The students were asked to plead against mooting teams from institutions in New Zealand, Sweden, France and Germany. Sir David Edward QC, our Honorary President, welcomed the teams before they began pleading their cases before panels made up of voluntary arbitrators, including Hew Dundas, one of our Honorary Vice Presidents, and Lindy Patterson QC, a member of our Arbitral Appointments Committee.
Dr Lamont-Black said:
“The Scottish Arbitration Centre’s continued support with our preparations for the Vis Moot is much appreciated. This is the third time Edinburgh Law School has entered the prestigious competition, which is now in its 20th year. Edinburgh is one of only 13 UK institutions and the only Scottish institution to be entering a team to the competition.
Andrew Mackenzie, Chief Executive of the Centre said:
“We are delighted to be able to provide sponsorship and support to the University of Edinburgh for its Vis Pre-Moot in advance of the competition in Vienna. We want to work with all universities in Scotland to promote domestic and international arbitration, and hope that more Law Schools will consider taking part in arbitration moots in the future.”