Student success at international arbitration competition

Leicester Law School graduates Shree Ziradkar and Alexander Cotton placed first among all European universities and third overall in the inaugural Vis 'Write the Award' competition.

The "Write the Award" Competition is open to Vis Mooters from around the world. Students are invited to take the role of arbitrators and write an enforceable award addressing the procedural and substantive issues arising from the commercial dispute that forms the Vis moot problem. This included current and pressing issues in international arbitration, such as allegations of bias based on third-party funding and the enforceability of corporate sustainability clauses.

During the 2017–2018 year Alex and Shree also represented the University of Leicester at the 25th Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot in Vienna, won the DLA Piper Global Vis Pre-Moot in Madrid and placed second at the Fox Williams Pre-Moot in London, where Shree took home the Best Advocate Award.

The Leicester Vis Team, coached by Tony Cole and Paolo Vargiu, will return to Vienna in 2019 for another competition.

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