After a couple of years of in which the pandemic has effectively forced all events to be held virtually, the 12th Indonesia Vis Pre-Moot was held successfully offline in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
| Rizki Karim & Dioputra Ilham Oepangat
After a couple of years of in which the pandemic has effectively forced all events to be held virtually, it was a welcomed sight to see the 12th Indonesia Vis Pre-Moot be held successfully offline in Yogyakarta, Indonesia over the course of 11-12 March using strict health protocols.
The 12th Indonesia Pre-Moot was hosted by Indonesia Young Arbitration Community (IYAC), and in association with PrivyId, Universitas Gadjah Mada, and KarimSyah Law Firm. The 2-day event was held over two venues: the office of PrivyId and the campus of Universitas Gadjah Mada. Other sponsors included Badan Arbitrase Nasional Indonesia (BANI), BPJS Ketenagakerjaan, and IFG Life.
The Indonesia Pre-Moot has been held annually to provide opportunities for Indonesian Vis teams to practice their oral pleadings ahead of the Willem C. Vis International Arbitration Moot in Vienna and Hong Kong. This year, Vis teams from six different Indonesian universities participated in the pre-moot, marking it as the biggest Indonesia Vis Pre-Moot so far, and in the same time indicating at the growing interest in the moot as well in arbitration in general as seen throughout Indonesia. Other than the regulars such as Universitas Indonesia, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Universitas Padjajaran, the 2022 pre-moot also welcomed several newcomers, namely Universitas Sebelas Maret, Universitas Prasetya Mulya, and Binus University.
To ensure the success of the event, arbitrators from around Indonesia were also invited to attend the event, comprising a good mix of practicing lawyers, academicians, as well as many other Vis alumni and coaches. Several of KarimSyah’s lawyers attended the event as arbitrators, and some concurrently were also coaches of the competing universities as well.
After six preliminary rounds and a knock-out phase, Universitas Gadjah Mada emerged as champion of the 12th Indonesia Vis Pre-Moot. Universitas Indonesia was awarded runner-up, while Universitas Prasetya Mulya completed the set as the 2nd runner-up. The closing remark was delivered by Rizki Karim, from KarimSyah Law Firm, who is also the co-coordinator of IYAC.
KarimSyah Law Firm is universally recognized as Indonesia’s undisputed leading firm in domestic and international arbitration. Our firm’s commitment to the development of arbitration in Indonesia extends beyond our professional services. Over the years, we have devoted considerable time in coaching and assisting law students and young lawyers alike from all over Indonesia in respect to their studies and activities relating to arbitration, including for example, the Vis Moot.
For more information about KarimSyah Law Firm, please visit https://www.karimsyah.com/. For more information about the Indonesia Vis Pre Moot or about IYAC, please visit https://iyac.id/