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As proud sponsors of the VIS moot team, Bankside Chambers were delighted to host the team for afternoon tea at our premises to welcome the team home from the VIS moot competition for 2018.

The team from the Auckland Law School has placed in the top 16 at the 2018 Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot, held in Vienna recently.

Over 2,500 students from 362 university teams competed in the moot, which is the largest in the world.

The goal of the Vis Moot is to foster the study of international commercial law and arbitration for the resolution of disputes.

Auckland’s team comprised law students Caitlin Anyon-Peters, Jack Garden, Jessica Palairet and Jillin Yan.

Prior to competing in Vienna, the team enjoyed great success at pre-moots around Europe. They placed first at the Heidelberg pre-moot, first at the Belgrade pre-moot, second at the White & Case Paris pre-moot, second at the Mannheimer Swartling Stockholm pre-moot, and third at the Budapest Eötvös Loránd University pre-moot.

In Vienna, the team competed in four general rounds against universities from Iran, Denmark, Spain and Brazil, after which they advanced to the knockout rounds, where they won against Stetson University and the University of Amsterdam before finishing in the top 16 teams. The competition was won by the Moscow National Research University, with the University of Cambridge taking second place.

Caitlin and Jessica received honourable mentions for the Martin Domke Award for the Best Individual Oralist. The team is grateful for the generous sponsorship of Bankside Chambers and the Faculty of Law who supported their participation. A very special thanks also goes to the team’s enthusiastic and hard-working coaches, Caitlin Hollings, Taylor Gray and Thom Clark. Read more of the article here

The VIS Moot Team -Auckland’s team comprised law students Caitlin Anyon-Peters, Jack Garden, Jessica Palairet and Jillin Yan.

From Bankside Chambers: Lady Deborah Chambers QC, Kelly Quinn, Philip Skelton QC, Kate Davenport QC and Derek Nolan QC