The Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot has been held for 21 years in Vienna. Every year, Vis Moot in Vienna attracts near 300 teams from all over the world. Vis East Hong Kong, the sister moot of the Vis Vienna, began in 2003. NTU has been participating in Vis Moot in Vienna since 2011. The 2013-2014 round was the first time the NTU team started participating in Vis East held in Hong Kong. 
In 2020, the 17th Vis East was held from March 22nd to March 29th.

The competition comprises of two parts: submission of memoranda for both the Claimant and Respondent of the assigned case, and the oral pleading in the general rounds. The NTU Vis East team had spent a year on preparing writing the memoranda and delivering oral statements, putting every effort in researching and learning the rules of international commercial arbitration. After submitting the memoranda, the team intensively practiced on presenting the case and responding to challenges from the opposing counsels as well as the presiding panel of arbitrators.

Due to the pandemic, the competition took a virtual form and was held online this year. Despite such challenges, the team still gained an invaluable experience and obtained great knowledge on international commercial arbitration as well as the practical experience of implementing such knowledge. The competition also created a great forum for the NTU team to compete with and learn from other top law students as well as practitioners from all around the world. In light of their own experience, the team sincerely recommends law students to participate in this international moot competition.