16th ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition

05-11 Feb 2021

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ICC’s biggest educational event of the year will be hosted online for the first time in 2021. The ICC Mediation Competition gathers 250+ students and coaches, as well as 120+ professional mediators and mediators trainers from all over the world and a number of volunteers, sponsors and observers.

During the Competition, student teams representing 48 universities from 39 countries 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 in the Competition as judges.

48 teams to compete in the 2021 edition have now been selected. Student and professional applications are no longer open.

Download 2021 ICC Mediation Competition Rules

Running from 5-11 February, the ICC Mediation Week will feature 48 teams competing in over 100 Mediation sessions, as well as offering various training programmes and the ICC Mediation Roundtable for the latest industry trends.

Venue Online

5-11 February 2021

Registration fees

48 teams have now been selected.

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

Two students: €250

Three students: €325

Four students: €400

First coach: Free of charge

Second coach: €75

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

* Please note that fees have been revised this year to reflect the virtual format of the Competition.

Working language English

Cancellation policy

50% of the registration fee will be refunded if notice of cancellation is received in writing by Sunday 15 November 2020. 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.


Every year, a group of international volunteers supports the Organising Committee during the Competition. A high level of responsibility is given to Volunteers, who act mainly as “Mediation Session Supervisors” during the competition.

Applications for volunteers will open shortly. Meanwhile, we invite you to register your interest here. We will notify you when applications go live.

Since its first edition in 2005, the Mediation Competition has been proudly sponsored by numerous firms and chambers. It is a highly-anticipated event, bringing together hundreds of students and professionals. There will be opportunities in the virtual edition of the Competition to enhance the visibility of our sponsors. For more information on sponsorship opportunities, please click through this link.

Please familiarise yourself with the 2021 ICC Mediation Competition Rules. Should you have further questions, please contact the ICC Mediation Competition team at: iccmediationcompetition@iccwbo.org

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Look back at our last event

Interested in seeing what our previous event looked like? Browse through the photos from the 15th edition of the ICC Mediation Competition here.

66 University teams
33 Countries
150 Mock mediation sessions