VIS Moot | Bergsten Lecture | Upcoming Events

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Dear members,
April was a busy month for the arbitration community, we want to provide a short summary of the events that took place.

1. VIS Moot 2017

The 24th Vis Moot was again a huge success. Around 330 teams from all over the world competed at five different venues and transformed Vienna into the capital of arbitration once again.
We congratulate the University of Ottawa which received the Eric E. Bergsten Award Team Orals. 

We are proud that the team of the University of Vienna received honourable mentions for Team Orals and Best Memorandum for Respondent.
For a complete list of winners and honourable mentions click here, for pictures follow this link.

2. Bergsten Lecture 2017
The annual lecture in in honour of Professor Eric Bergsten was delivered by Cherie Blair, CBE, QC (Omnia Strategy LLP, London) this year. Cherie held a brilliant lecture on "Wikileaks & Beyond: Admissibility of Improperly Obtained Evidence in International Arbitration".
Professor Paul Oberhammer (Faculty of Law, University of Vienna) chaired the following panel discussion with Florian Kremslehner (Dorda, Vienna) and Professor Stefan Kröll (Director Vis-Moot) as panel speakers.

More than 200 participants from numerous jurisdictions attended the lecture and the cocktail reception at the Sky Lounge jointly hosted by Arb|Aut and VIAC. Pictures can be found in the Gallery on our website.

3. Arb|Aut Secretariat
We welcome Anna Faruga as new Secretary to Arb|Aut. She took over from Barbara Sesser and can be reached at Do not hesitate to contact her if you have any queries regarding Arb|Aut.
4. Upcoming Events
The series of exciting events will continue. We would like to draw your interest to the following events:
– Negotiation Workshop for Lawyers “The great Legal Negotiator" by VIAC
   (15 May 2017)
- YAAP Roundtable (16 May 2017)
– Arb|Aut Forum (22 May 2017)
– Vienna Summit on Commercial Dispute Resolution in China by Beijing Arbitration
   Commission and VIAC (21 June 2017)
– Summer Retreat by ASAB40 / DIS40 / ARBIT / YAAP (14 - 15 July 2017)
– Dreiländerkonferenz, Zurich (1 September 2017)
– GAR live Vienna (20 October 2017)
– Vienna Arbitration Days (19-20 January 2018)

For more information please visit the Events on our website.
Kind regards,
Christian Klausegger
(Arb|Aut President) 
Österreichische Vereinigung für Schiedsgerichtsbarkeit 
Sterngasse 13 
A-1010 Vienna, Austria 
Tel: +43 1 534 80 – 374 
Fax: +43 1 534 80 - 8 
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