06 December 2023

PCA to host Vis Pre-Moots in Buenos Aires (28-29 February 2024) Singapore (29 February-1 March 2024), and The Hague (18-19 March 2024)

The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) has the pleasure to announce that it will host three Vis Pre-Moots to prepare students for the 2024 edition of the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot and the Vis East Moot: the 17th edition of its traditional Pre-Moot in The Hague, the 5th edition of its Buenos Aires Pre-Moot and, for the third time, a Singapore edition. The PCA is pleased to be able to organize these events across the globe once again, contributing to the long history of close cooperation between the Vis Moot and the PCA.

The PCA Buenos Aires Vis Pre-Moot will be held on 28-29 February 2024, the PCA Singapore Vis Pre-Moot on 29 February-1 March 2024, and, finally, the PCA Hague Vis Pre-Moot on 18-19 March 2024. All these events will take place in person.

Buenos Aires (5th Edition)

28 & 29 February 2024

Singapore (3rd Edition)

29 February & 1 March 2024

The Hague (17th Edition)

18 & 19 March 2024

At each event, teams will have the opportunity to plead both as Claimant and Respondent. Highly qualified international arbitration specialists from a variety of jurisdictions, including officials from the PCA’s International Bureau, will serve as arbitrators and provide feedback to the teams. All teams will be scored and ranked and each team will separately receive the scores of its individual oralists, and the top teams will be announced. Over the years, over 70 different universities from more than 40 countries across the globe have participated in the PCA Vis Pre-Moots.

Teams that would like to participate in the Buenos Aires, Singapore, or Hague PCA Vis Pre-Moots in 2024 are invited to complete the form at https://forms.office.com/r/vitJbkXnv7 by no later than Wednesday, 3 January 2024. Limited spaces are available. Teams will be informed, if possible, by 10 January 2024 whether they have been selected for participation in either the Buenos Aires, Singapore, or Hague PCA Vis Pre-Moots. There is no registration fee.