In yet another phenomenal mooting achievement, we are proud to announce that the NUJS team comprising of Ayushi Thakur (Batch of 2023), Ishita Mundhra (Batch of 2024), Rupal Dugar (Batch of 2024) and Manas Dhagat (Batch of 2023) has emerged as octa-finalists at the 18th Willem C. Vis East International Commercial Arbitration Moot held virtually from 14th-21st March, 2021. This edition of the moot garnered the highest participation yet, with 147 teams from across the globe, and the NUJS team finishing in the top 16.
In addition to their brilliant run at the moot, Ishita Mundhra received a Honourable Mention for Best Oralist. The team also emerged as a Semifinalist at the ICC Vis Pre-Moot Shanghai 2021 (out of 60 teams) and 2nd Best Team at the Helsinki Vis Pre-Moot 2021. The team would like to thank their coaches, Saniya Mirani (Batch of 2019), Shreyas Shridhar (Batch of 2021) and Puneet Ganapathy (Batch of 2014) for all their assistance throughout.
The Willem C. Vis East Commercial Arbitration Moot began in 2003. The goal of the Vis Moot is to foster the study of international commercial law and arbitration for the resolution of international business disputes and to train law leaders of tomorrow in methods of alternative dispute resolution. Each year, the problem involves consideration of the UNCITRAL Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG) and other commercial laws in the context of arbitration. Alongside the Willem C. Vis Vienna moot, it is one of the largest moots in the world and is considered a grand slam or major moot.
We congratulate the team on their dedication and amazing performance, and wish them the best on all their future endeavours.