Mica Nguyen Worthy, a Partner in the Charlotte office of Cranfill Sumner LLP, participated as a voluntary Vis Moot arbitrator in the 2021 Virtual Pre-Moot and Conference in International Contracts and Arbitration on Feb. 13.

The virtual hearings included teams from universities across the world including Campbell University (North Carolina), Charleston School of Law (South Carolina), Moldova State University (Republic of Moldova), and University of Bucharest (Romania).

Mica served on a panel speaking on the issues of joinder of third-parties in arbitration moderated by Cristina Badea with additional panelist, Maria Avram. Mica then served on an arbitral panel with Sterling Spainhour and Mihaela Gherghe between the Charleston School of Law and Moldova State University.

This year’s Vis Moot problem is focused on parties’ agreements affecting the sale of goods and the license for use of IP for the development of COVID-19 vaccines, and includes issues related to remote hearings and the application and/or breach of the UN Convention on the International Sale of Goods (CISG).