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Our ICC International Centre for ADR, with alongside three Working Groups, revises the Rules and drafts the Problems for the ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition and develops the programme for the ICC International Mediation Roundtable.

Working Group for the ICC Mediation Competition Rules

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

For the 2022 edition, the Working Group members are:

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

Gary Birnberg, Arbitrator and Mediator (United States of America)

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

Natascha Tunkel, Partner at KNOETZL, Attorney-at-Law, Counsel, Mediator, Arbitrator in International Commercial Disputes (Austria)

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 experts. Each member creates a Problem consisting of General and Confidential Information for the Requesting and Responding Party respectively.

For the 2022 edition, the Working Group members are:

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

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

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

Ido Kleinberger, Mediator, Facilitator and Multi-Sector Concensus Builder (Israel) 

Richard Lutringer, Commercial Mediator (United States)

Gali Pilowski-Mankes – , Mediator & Adv, Menkes Attorneys & Mediators (Israel) 

Sophie Tkemaladze, Resolve, Founder / New Vision University, Assistant Professor (Georgia)

Elena Koltsaki, Lawyer, Mediator, Academic Director of the MSc in Business for Lawyers at ALBA Graduate Business School (American College of Greece), Participating Professor of Mediation and Negotiations Management (Greece)