In light of the publication of the 29th Vis Moot problem, the Firm hosted the fourth edition of the White & Case Vis Colloquium on 26 October 2021. Simultaneous events were organized by 11 White & Case offices across the EMEA region: Frankfurt, Geneva, London, Madrid, Milan, Moscow, Paris, Prague, Riyadh, Stockholm, and Warsaw. The Vis Colloquium was held in hybrid format, with participants attending in person at one of the participating offices, or via videoconference.
The Vis Colloquium involved international arbitration practitioners and academics, who presented tips on researching the issues of the Vis Moot Problem, and offered their experiences in drafting persuasive submissions and in oral advocacy. The Vis Colloquium involved the following presentations:
Welcome and housekeeping rules – Angélica André (Counsel, White & Case LLP, Paris)
Asian International Arbitration Centre Rules – Dr. Matthew Secomb (Partner, White & Case LLP, Singapore) and Chelsea Pollard (Senior International Case Counsel, Asian International Arbitration Centre)
Introduction to the CISG – Prof. Dr. Wolfram Buchwitz (University of Würzburg)
Written advocacy skills – Noor Davies (Partner, White & Case LLP, Paris)
Please check back next year for information on dates, times and how to register your interest for next year's White & Case Vis Colloquium.
White & Case has a long history with the Vis Moot, and many of our associates and partners have participated as students, coaches and arbitrators in previous years. As a leading law firm in international commercial arbitration, we are passionate about supporting and guiding the arbitration lawyers of the future. If you want to learn more about a career at White & Case, please visit our global careers site.