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Our International Centre for ADR, with the help of three working groups, develops the programme for the ICC International Mediation Roundtable, revises the Rules and drafts the problems used in the ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition.

Working Group for the Competition Rules

This Working Group is charged with proposing changes to the format of the Competition, as well as drafting the Competition Rules.

For the current edition, the Working Group members are:

ChairRonald Austin, Moderator, Global Mediation Group, Senior Advisor to the International Real Estate Group, Clifford Chance (United Kingdom)
MembersClaude Amar, Mediator; Hotel developer (France)

Greg Bond, Mediator, Bond and Bond Mediation; Lecturer, Technical University of Wildau (Germany)  

Joy Davies, Mediator; Solicitor; Director, Centre for Mediation & Dispute Resolution, Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University (United Kingdom)

Diego Faleck, Mediator; Dispute Resolution Designer; Professor, Sao Paulo Law School of Fundacao Getulio Vargas (Brazil)

Rosemary Howell, Chairman, Strategic Action Pty Ltd; Visiting Professor, University of North South Wales Sydney (Australia)

Peggy Lansbach O’More, Mediator, United States Government Shared Neutrals Programme (United States)

Fabienne Van der Vleugel, Lawyer, Mediator, International Arbitrator, VDV Avocats (France)

Working Group for the Competition Problems

During the ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition, students resolve mock commercial disputes, known as problems, with the help of a professional mediator. These problems are drafted by a group of international commercial mediation experts. Each member creates a problem, consisting of general and confidential information for the Requesting and Responding Party respectively.

For the 2018 Competition, the Working Group members are:

Co-ChairsAlan Limbury, Mediator and Arbitrator (Australia)

Chris Miers, Mediator; Arbitrator; Managing Director, Probyn Miers Limited (United Kingdom)

MembersMurray Armes, Founder, Sense Studio; Chartered Arbitrator; Mediator; Adjudicator; Expert Witness; Dispute Board Member (United Kingdom)   

Eleni Charalambidou, Accredited Mediator Lawyer-Linguist (Greece)

Natalia Gaidaenko Schaer, Senior Lawyer,  Secretan Troyanov Schaer Sa, Moscow Law Office (Russia)

Naghmeh Javadpour, Lawyer, Iran Central Bar Association; Contract and Legal expert, Iranian Offshore Engineering and Construction Company (Iran)

James E. Lawrence, Executive Director, Blakely Advocacy Institute, University of Houston Law Center (United States)

Richard Lutringer, Commercial Mediator (United States)

Moti Mironi, Mediator and Arbitrator, Moti Mironi Dispute Resolution; Special Counsel, M. Firon & Co.; Professor, Haifa University; Professor, IDC Herzliya (Israel)

Jawad Sarwana, Partner, Abraham & Sarwana; Co-Chair, IBA Mediation Committee (Pakistan)

Working Group for the Roundtable

A Working Group is constituted each year to develop the programme for the Roundtable, which takes place on the first day of ICC Mediation Week and is open only to professionals participating as judges and mediators in the Competition. The Working Group for the upcoming Roundtable has yet to be established.

Members of the Working Group for the past edition included:

  • Diego Faleck, Mediator; Dispute Resolution Designer; Professor, Sao Paulo Law School of Fundacao Getulio Vargas (Brazil)
  • Zoe Giannopoulou, Director, European Institute for Conflict Resolution; Deputy Chief Executive Officer, ADR-ODR International Ltd; Senior Faculty, ADR Group; Mediator Trainer; Mediation Institute of Thessaloniki; MBA Lecturer, American College of Thessaloniki; Senior Partner, Giannopoulou & AssociateMediationice (Greece)
  • Michel Gonda, Lawyer, Barreau de Bruxelles (Belgium)
  • Christian Hausmann, Consultant, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (France)
  • Angela Herberholz, Marketing and Communications Manager, UFI; Mediator (Germany)
  • Geoff Sharp, Commercial Mediator (New Zealand)
  • Calliope Sudborough, Academic Director, Management and Business Track Lecturer in International Negotiation, IESEG School of Management (France)