1. Introduction and Goal

Rule 1.1 – Organization of the Competition

The Competition is organized by the “Association for the Organisation and Promotion of the Vienna Mediation and Negotiation Competition”  (“Association”). The Association has delegated the conduct of the Competition to an appointed director. The Competition Director is appointed by the Organizing Committee.

Rule 1.2  – Place and Time of the Competition

The Competition will start with a workshop on mediation and negotiation on Wednesday, 1 July 2015, followed by a panel on Consensual Dispute Resolution and an opening reception. The Competition Sessions will run from Thursday morning, 2 July 2015, to Saturday afternoon, 4 July 2015. The Competition Sessions will take place at the University of Economics and Business in Vienna. The Competition will close with a closing ceremony on Saturday evening, 4 July 2015.

Rule 1.3 – Basis and Target of the Competition

The premise of the Competition is that the parties have been unable to solve the problem of the 2015 VIS Moot in any other way and are agreeable to try to negotiate a settlement with the help of a mediator. Students from law and business schools are invited to prove and develop their negotiation skills and strategy to achieve the best deals in simulated legal mediations as mediators, mediation advocates and negotiators.

The aim of the Competition is to contribute to the practice, exchange and growth of negotiation and mediation among students of law and business and to promote and develop negotiation and mediation as forms of Consensual Dispute Resolution (CDR) in domestic or international business and commerce.

published November 25, 2014