15th ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition

06-12 Feb 2020

Paris English

ICC’s biggest educational event of the year, the ICC Mediation Competition gathers over 350 students and coaches every year, in addition to 130 professional mediators and mediator trainers from all over the world and a number of volunteers, sponsors and observers.                                

During the Competition, student teams representing 66 universities endeavour to resolve international business disputes through mediation, guided by professional mediators pursuant to 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. 

Read further information about the prestigious Competition and its past winners

Running over seven days and featuring around 150 mock mediation sessions, the Competition week also includes training programmes and numerous social events.

Each year, ICC accepts around 130 trained and experienced professionals from all around the world to participate in the Competition. Professionals serve as mediators in the mock mediation sessions or as judges by evaluating and scoring the students’ performance.

Venue: ICC Headquarters and nearby venues

Fees: Participation for Professionals and volunteers is free of charge, subject to acceptance by the Organising Committee.

Fees for universities vary according to the number of team members. For further information, please consult the website of the event.

Applications for universities and professionals are now closed.

The deadline to apply to participate as a volunteer is 30 November 2019

To obtain the application form, please contact iccmediationcompetition@iccwbo.org

For more information: visit the competition website

Already supported by many of the world’s leading law firms and multinational enterprises, ICC Mediation Competition is a valuable platform for networking and the “place to be seen” for practitioners and users of ADR internationally.

ICC offers a variety of partnership options that can be adjusted to your specific interests. You may choose to sponsor one or several ICC events to maximise visibility and meet your marketing objectives. We also work with media partners to cross-promote our mediation events. All partnership agreements are executed on a first come, first served basis.

For further information, please contact: 

Sara Debenedetti

Project Manager

Tel. +33 (0)1 49 53 30 60

For further information, please contact:

Sara Debenedetti

Project Manager

Tel. +33 (0)1 49 53 30 60

Georgios Kollias

Mediation Competition Intern

Tel. +33 (0) 1 49 53 28 48

Ewout Goudsmedt

Mediation Competition Intern

Tel. +33 (0) 1 49 53 30 40


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