Mediation Competition Week

Our largest educational event of the year, ICC Mediation Week, brings together over 550+ participants — professional mediators, academics and students — from across the world. The highly-anticipated week of events provides a unique opportunity to share knowledge, discuss new developments and gain valuable insights on the latest trends in the field of mediation.

The International Commercial Mediation Competition

The ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition is a globally-renowned moot that hosts more than 100 mock mediation sessions over six days to name a winning team. The upcoming 20th ICC Mediation Competition will take place between 3-8 February 2025 in Paris.

The Competition includes 48 teams of students from across the world are selected to compete alongside more than 160+ professional mediators and trainers who will share their expertise and passion for mediation. Some will act as mediators, making use of their own experience in resolving cross-border disputes; while others take on the role of judges, assessing each team’s negotiating and problem-solving skills, as well as their ability to make good use of the mediator.

The event gives students the opportunity to put theory into practice and to interact with some of the world’s top mediators while offering the professionals the opportunity to engage and shape the next generation of mediators and mediation users through guidance, feedback and support.

The International Mediation Roundtable

The ICC Mediation Roundtable has quickly become one of the most valuable meeting points for ADR professionals worldwide. It is a dedicated platform to explore the latest developments in mediation and exchange experiences.

The Roundtable discussions are carefully developed alongside professional mediators and academics who have a working knowledge of the industry. The event is reserved for professionals participating in the Mediation Competition, as well as a select group of invited guests and typically includes interactive workshops, engaging discussions and dynamic plenary sessions.

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 2025 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)
Gary Birnberg, Arbitrator and Mediator (United States of America)
Denise Shaw, Mediator; Principal, The Shaw Group (United States of America)
Sala Sihombing, Mediator, Conflict Change Consulting Limited (Hong Kong)

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 2025 edition, the Working Group members are:

Co-ChairsGreg 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)