What People Say About the Vis East

Arbitrators

I represented Loyola Law School in Los Angeles. The moot led me to so many amazing opportunities. I worked in Paris for over a year at Orrick and then at the ICC. Now with CPR and who knows what’s next. I was asked to coach the team from NALSAR University of Law Hyderabad, India for the next Vis, 2022; the team competing in Vienna. The Vis was the best academic/career decision I made. Thank you for making it possible.

ALVEEN SHIRINYANS, ESQ,

CPR: International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (New York)
It has been an honour and a privilege for me to be involved with the Vis East Moot since its inception. I was the Branch Chairman of the East Asia Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators when Louise came to CIArb with her vision for creating the Vis East Moot. To watch the Moot growth from its humble beginnings to its current fantastic state is similar to the pride which a parent feels in watching a gifted child mature and grow.

GLENN HALEY,

Partner, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (Hong Kong)
The important work the Vis East Moot does training and networking future practitioners is essential to support. It performs a function like no other entity or event, and under the wise guidance of Louise Barrington it performs that function exceptionally well. Plus, the great energy, enthusiasm, and talent of the participants reminds me of why I became a lawyer myself.

Ambassador (r.) David Huebner

Huebner Arbitration (California)
It is a delight to immerse in the enthusiasm of university students from around the world in promoting international arbitration and enhancing their advocacy and legal skills through participation in the Vis East. It is also breath-taking to watch the scale with which those skills and devotion have grown during successive years of the Vis East and to witness the Vis East student participants associating themselves with international arbitration in their careers.

GIOVANNA KWONG,

Senior Of Counsel, YTL LLP Law Firm (Hong Kong)
One of the great pleasures of coming back to the Vis East year after year is to see the progress many of the schools are making toward the practice of international arbitration.

PAUL G. Huck FCIArb

Paul G. Huck ADR (New York)
The Vis East Moot is important to me for three reasons. First, because it reminds me of my most rewarding student life experience: Pleading a case before experienced arbitration professionals while meeting inspiring peers from around the globe. Second, because the Vis East Moot means being part of the arbitrator community who meets each year to train the next generation of arbitration practitioners. Third and most importantly, because I met some of my closest friends to date through the Vis.

SABINE NEUHAUS,

Consultant, Bain & Company

Kate Li,

Partner at Raymond Siu & Lawyers

Students

We left Hong Kong with friendships for a lifetime. In the words of the founder of the Vis Moot, Dr. Eric E Bergsten, “At the Vis, everyone’s a winner.” I cannot help but agree with the sentiment.

Harshvardhan Ray,

Student at National Law School of India University.