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STL Prevails in Vis Pre-Moot Beijing and Guangzhou Tournament

From March 16-17, STL earned the second place in the Beijing Pre-Moot for the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot. For individual prizes, Huang Shaowen won the Best Oralist in semi-finals and Zhang Fengming won the Best Oralist in the finals. Twelve universities competed in this pre-moot including Peking University School of Law, University of International Business and Economics, Renmin University of China and Fudan University.

The team, composed of four 2L students, Li Guangyu, Huang Shaowen, Zhang Fengming and Zhangqi, immediately headed to Guangzhou for the first Guangzhou Vis Pre-Moot on March 18. They won the First Prize, Best Memorandum for Claimant and Best Memorandum for Respondent. Additionally, Huang Shaowen was awarded with the Best Oralist for Claimant.

“It is all about teamwork. I thank the school for its support, thank Coach Cole Agar for the training, thank alumni for the encouragement and especially thank my teammates for the hard work we have been through. It is the support from all that enables us to make further improvements,” Huang Shaowen said.

Both Vis Pre-Moots provide training opportunities for oral pleadings in preparation for the 26th Annual Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot to be held in Vienna and Hong Kong in April 2019.