We are proud to announce that Multimedia University (MMU) emerged as the Malaysian Champion defeating the team from Universiti Malaya (UM) at the 7th AIAC Pre-Moot for the Willem C. VIS International Commercial Arbitration Moot, which was held in the Asian International Arbitration Centre from 10 until 12 March 2023.
The MMU team consisted of Law students namely Aaron Abishai Andrew, Jaskeerat Kaur, Leong Wei Shen, Tan Zec Kie, and their coach Ms. Nanneri Nanggai. It was a double-win for MMU when Aaron Abishai Andrew also bagged the Best Oralist in the Malaysian Final award in the competition. Additionally, the team made it to the Top 8 of the International Rounds.
The competition is an annual commercial arbitration moot competition that is organised by AIAC, a global hub for Alternate Dispute Resolution (ADR) proceedings, and caters to both domestic and international ADR parties. For the international general rounds, MMU team went against West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (India) and Pontifical Catholic University of Sao Paulo (Brazil), where they represented the Claimants, and Universitas Padjadjaran (Indonesia) and Advance Tertiary College (Malaysia), where they represented the Respondents.
They also went against San Beda University (Philippines) in the Top 16 rounds, and against Instituto Tecnologico Autonomo de Mexico (Mexico) in the Top 8. After making the Top 8 in international rounds, our students managed to be listed as the Malaysian Finalists and competed with the team from UM in the finals. The same team will be representing MMU in the Willem C. VIS International Commercial Arbitration Moot, which will be held in Vienna from 31 March to 6 April 2023.
Congratulations on this outstanding achievement and best of luck in your future endeavours!