Rio Pre-Moot

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We are proud to announce the tenth edition of Rio de Janeiro's preparation event for participating teams in the Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot (Vis Moot and Vis East) - the X Rio Pre-Moot.

We welcome all Mooties, Coaches and Arbitrators from around the world to join us at the wonderful city (albeit virtually) on 18-20 February 2022.

On 18 February 2022, there will be an online Opening Ceremony starting at 10 a.m. (Rio de Janeiro time, UTC-3), in which the legal issues relevant to the Vis Moot will be discussed by a panel of experienced professionals.

On 18 and 19 February 2022, the General Rounds will be held virtually. Each team will plead on 3 out of 5 of the following time slots (Rio de Janeiro time, UTC-3): 

   Round 1 (18.02) - 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

   Round 2 (19.02) - 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

   Round 3 (19.02) - 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

   Round 4 (19.02) - 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. 

   Round 5 (19.02) - 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

* The Organizing Committee will employ its best efforts to respect the teams' preferences as to which time slot should be excluded from its General Rounds. Teams located in different time zones from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil will be prioritized. 

On 20 February 2022, the Final Rounds will take place on the following time slots (Rio de Janeiro time, UTC-3):

   Quarterfinals (20.02) - 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

   Semifinals (20.02) - 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m.

   Final Round (20.02) - 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

The prevailing team on our Final Round will be awarded USD 1,000 (one thousand US dollars). 

* Additional prizes are being considered, pending confirmation.

The Organizing Committee is ready to answer any questions, doubts or concerns. You may contact us through [email protected].