Vis Book - A Participant's Guide to the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot - PDF (Downloadable Electronic Product)

Janet Walker
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190 pages
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January, 2008
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 Professor Janet Walker teaches Conflict of Laws and International Commercial Arbitration at Osgoode Hall Law School, and she has taught Conflicts at Wuhan and Xi’an, at Monash, Haifa, Toronto and, since 2001, each year at Tunis II. This spring she was a Global Visiting Professor at NYU. Janet joined the Vis as a coach and arbitrator in the Ninth Moot. She has served on several ICC Tribunals and she is a member of the ICC Canadian Panel, the ICDR Panel, and Arbitralwomen. 

About the Contributors:
Eric E. Bergsten is Professor of Law Emeritus at Pace Law School. He has been a member of the law faculty at the University of Iowa, Northwestern University and Fordham University. He has received degrees from Northwestern University and Georgetown University, his law degree from the University of Michigan and a Doctor of Comparative Law from the University of Chicago.

Loukas Mistelis is the Clive M. Schmitthoff Professor of Transnational Commercial Law and Arbitration and the Director of the School of International Arbitration, at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London. He acts as arbitrator, expert counsel in international commercial and investment disputes, including under ICC, LCIA and ICSID or UNCITRAL Rules. He is also Secretary of the CISG-Advisory Council.

Professor Albert H. Kritzehas been a member of the New York Bar since 1952. He practiced law with Donovan, Leisure, Newton & Irvine and progressed from there to the General Electric Company where he served as GE's International Sales Counsel.

Corinne Montineri is a Legal Officer in the International Trade Law Division of the United Nations Office of Legal Affairs, the Secretariat of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL). Her main field of activity relates to arbitration. She is servicing the sessions of Working Group II (Arbitration and Conciliation).

Ronald A. Brand is Professor of Law and Director of the Center for International Legal Education at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. He teaches International Business Transactions, International Trade Law, Transnational Litigation, and Introduction to American Law. His books include Fundamentals of International Business Transactions and International Civil Dispute Resolution. He was a member of the U.S. Delegation to the The Hague Conference on Private International Law for the negotiation of the 2005 Convention on Choice of Court Agreements.

Pilar Perales is Professor of Commercial Law at University of La Rioja. She is formerly a Professor at the University Carlos III of Madrid where she was the coach of the Willem Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot team from 1998-2007. She is the Spanish delegate at UNCITRAL, and representative of the NLCIFT at the Working Group for the preparation of the 3rd edition of the UNIDROIT Principles.

Christopher Kee has been a full time member of the Law School at Deakin University, Australia since 2004; although currently at the Law Faculty University of Basel, Switzerland. Prior to joining academia Christopher practiced law in Australia for a number of years. His book The Art of Argument - A Guide to Mooting has been sold worldwide to great acclaim, and he is regularly invited to give short courses on advocacy.

Mustaqeem Da Gama teaches law at the University of Stellenbosch. He publishes in the areas of international contracts (CISG), economic law and WTO law. He serves as director on several company boards and is active as a business and trade consultant. His duties as coach of the Stellenbosch Vis moot team equipped him to become a formidable tour guide, cook, chemist and psychologist.

Jeffrey Waincymer is a Professor of International Trade Law at the Faculty of Law, Monash University in Melbourne, Australia and before that was at Deakin University. He has coached Vis teams for these universities since the inception of the moot. Professor Waincymer is also a qualified practitioner. He is an Australian Government Nominee as a non-governmental panellist for the WTO and has acted as a panellist. He is also a nominated ICSID panellist and has been an ICC appointed arbitrator. Jeff is also Co-convenor of the International Trade and Business Interest Group of the Law Council of Australia.

Barry Leon is a Partner at Torys LLP (Toronto). He practises arbitration and other commercial dispute resolution and he writes and speaks extensively on international arbitration. His activities include ILA (Co-chair, 72nd Biennial Conference; Arbitration Committee; Canadian Branch VP/director), ICC (Arbitration Commission; Executive, Canadian National Committee), ICDR (Panel; Canadian Advisory Committee), CPR (Arbitration Committee; Diversity Task Force), CEDR Commission on Settlement in International Arbitration.

Louise Barrington trained as a lawyer in Ontario and did graduate work in France where she discovered international arbitration. Her career includes teaching at law schools around the world, private practice, in-house and management posts, as well as nearly a decade with the ICC in Paris and in Hong Kong. She is an accredited mediator and has sat as arbitrator on a wide variety of cases.

Glenn Haley practises as a lawyer with the law firm of Deacons in Hong Kong. Glenn was the Branch Chairman of the East Asia Branch of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators for the past three years. His practice concentrates mainly on construction, engineering and major projects throughout the Asia Pacific Region. He has more than 20 years experience in dispute resolution throughout the region. His experience includes all forms of dispute resolution including arbitration, mediation, litigation and adjudication.

Dr. Pierre A. Karrer practises as a full-time arbitrator from his “boutique” premises. He has been chairman and arbitrator in well over 250 international commercial arbitrations all over the world. He is Honorary President of the Swiss Arbitration Association, Court Member of ICC, Vice President of the Stockholm Institute, former Vice President of the LCIA, FCIArb, and listed arbitrator everywhere. After studies in Zurich, Göttingen, Padova, and The Hague, he obtained a Dr. iur from the University of Zurich, and an LL.M. from Yale. He speaks fluent English, French, German and Italian.

Hew R. Dundas spent nearly 25 years in the O&G industry, latterly Head of Legal at a substantial oil company, before becoming a full-time International Arbitrator, Mediator and Expert Determiner. He is a Panel Arbitrator in 12 jurisdictions including the PRC, Singapore, India and the USA and is a member of all leading arbitral institutions. He co-drafted the Arbitration (Scotland) Bill 2002 and he lectures on International Dispute Resolution Law at the world-renowned CEPMLP.

Lawrence W. Newman is a partner in the New York office of Baker & McKenzie. He has participated in various types of international arbitration matters as advocate and arbitrator for many years. He has been the co-author since 1982 of a column in the New York Law Journal on “International Litigation” and he is the co-editor of “The Leading Arbitrators’ Guide to International Arbitration” and “Checklists on International Arbitration.”

Christian P. Alberti is the Solutions Manager of the International Centre for Dispute Resolution (ICDR), the international division of the American Arbitration Association (AAA), New York. Prior to joining the ICDR, Christian headed the Italian Desk of a mid-size law firm in Germany. He is the current President of the MAA and represents the MAA as its NGO delegate at the UNCITRAL Working Group on Arbitration sessions.

Matthew Secomb is a member of White & Case's International Arbitration Group based in Paris. Prior to joining White & Case, Matthew worked as counsel at the ICC International Court of Arbitration. He is a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration. Matthew speaks English and French.