18th ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition

06-11 Feb 2023

Paris English
Registrations for professionals are open until 2 December 2022

The ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition is one of the biggest educational competitions worldwide dedicated exclusively to international commercial mediation. For the 2023 edition, for the first time in two years it will return to Paris.

ICC's largest educational event of the year, ICC Mediation Week (#ICCMW), will be hosted in Paris 2023. The ICC Mediation Competition gathers 350+ students and coaches, as well as 150+ professional mediators and academics from across the world and numerous volunteers, sponsors and observers.

During the ICC Mediation Competition, students representing 48 teams will compete to resolve international business disputes through mediation guided by professional mediators under the ICC Mediation Rules.Their performance is evaluated by some of the world's leading dispute resolution specialists who participate as judges.

Find here the 18th ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition Rules

Download the list of the 2023 Competing Teams

Programme for ICC Mediation Week 2023

Monday 6 February Registration
Tuesday 7 February Preliminary rounds
Wednesday 8 February Preliminary rounds
Thursday 9 February Preliminary rounds
Friday 10 February 9th ICC Mediation Roundtable
Friday 10 February Semi-Finals
Saturday 11 February Finals

*The programme is subject to change by the Organising Committee.

Dates and venue

6-11 February 2023



The registration fee per team is calculated according to the number of team members.

Two students: €316*
Three students: €411*
Four students: €506*

First coach: Free of charge

Second coach: €90*

*VAT is applicable.

The registration fee must be paid in full prior to the ICC Mediation Competition. Teams that do not complete the payment process within the given timeline will not be admitted. Only selected universities will be asked to pay the registration fee.

There are no scholarship or registration waivers available for this programme.

If you have any questions, please contact us at iccmediationcompetition@iccwbo.org.

Working language English

Every year international volunteers support the ICC Organising Committee throughout ICC Mediation Week. A high level of responsibility is given to volunteers who act as "Mediation Session Supervisors" during the sessions.

We will open our call for volunteers in November 2022.

Cancellation policy

50% of the registration fee will be refunded if notice of cancellation is received in writing by Sunday 20 November 2022. Cancellations after this date are not refundable.

Please be informed that any form of cancellation will incur a cancellation fee of 5€ + 2.75% of the registration fee which must be covered by the participant.

Please note that ICC reserves the right to cancel this event or to make minor alterations to the content and timing of the programme or to the identity of the professionals. In the unlikely event of cancellation, delegates will be offered a full refund. ICC will not, however, be held responsible for any related expense incurred by the participant.


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Selected universities will be contacted by the ICC Organising Committee in due course.

Find here the 18th ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition Rules

For the 2023 edition, ICC will select 130+ trained and experienced professionals from around the world to participate in the Competition. Professionals serve as mediators in the mediation sessions, or as judges that evaluate and score the students' performance.

Application process

Applications are now open: please fill in the application form before 2 December 2022.

If you are applying for the first time, you will be requested to enter your email address to receive a code to access the application form. If you are a returning professional, please use the same email address with which you registered for the last edition to have your basic information pre-filled. Any additional information can be added or the existing information can be modified to reflect your new application.

Selection process

Basic requirements for participation as a Professional include formal and thorough mediation training, practice in mediating commercial disputes, among other requirements.
The Organising Committee selects professionals based on the following criteria
(in no specific order):

  • mediation qualification
  • mediation accreditation
  • experience in (commercial) mediation
  • other relevant dispute resolution experience and professional background
  • experience in conducting mediation and ADR trainings
  • availability
  • English language skills
  • cross-cultural experience


While professionals are not expected to be present for the entirety of the Competition, preference will be given to those with greater availability.
To guarantee that the quality of the event remains at a high level, all professionals will be expected to participate in a preparatory training session.

Since its first edition in 2005, the ICC Mediation Competition has been proudly sponsored by numerous firms and institutions. It is a highly-anticipated event, bringing together hundreds of students and professionals.

For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact iccmediationcompetition@iccwbo.org.

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48 teams from 39 countries
120+ professionals
100+ Sessions
40+ volunteers