The ICC Arbitration Rules have been named as the official rules to be used to resolve mock international commercial disputes during the 31st Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot.
Živa Filipič, Acting Deputy Secretary General of the ICC Court, made the announcement during the 2023 edition of the moot which concluded in Vienna on 6 April.
The arbitral rules applied for each edition of the Vis Moot rotate yearly among the arbitration rules of co-sponsoring institutions of the Moot. In recognition of the ICC Court Centenary, the ICC Rules of Arbitration will be used by over 300 competing teams taking part in the next moot starting in the Fall of 2023.
Ms Filipič, who also participated in the semi-finals of this year’s moot in the role of arbitrator, said:
ICC is committed to building capacity of the next generation of arbitration professionals in line with pledges set out in the ICC Declaration on Dispute Prevention and Resolution, to lead the future of dispute resolution and maximise the potential of all. As such, we are delighted that the ICC Rules of Arbitration will once again be used for the 2024 Vis Moot, of which ICC is a proud co-sponsor.
The biggest arbitration educational event of the year, the 2023 Vis Moot gathered 380 teams from across the world for oral rounds in Vienna as well as 1,200 practitioners who acted as arbitrators, including Ms Filipič and several members of the ICC Secretariat in Paris. In the lead up to this year’s edition of the moot, ICC played host to the pre-moot competition in Paris and supported other pre-moots, including in New York. ICC also supported the Willem C. sister competition, the Vis East Moot which took place in Hong Kong last month.
To mark its Centenary in 2023, the ICC Court has recommitted to promoting access to justice and the rule of law, and to shaping the future of dispute resolution for generations to come. Read more about the ICC Court Centenary and the ICC Declaration on Dispute Prevention and Resolution