02 Feb 17

13th ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition

Paris, France, • English

Taking place on 2-8 February 2018, the ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition is the biggest Moot worldwide dedicated exclusively to international commercial mediation.


competition 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.

ICC’s biggest educational event, the ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition gathers over 350 students and coaches every year, in addition to 130 professional mediators and mediators trainers from all over the world.

The Competition will run over six days and feature around 150 mock mediation sessions, as well as training programmes and numerous social events.


2 February 2018
09:30-17:30Registration and trainings
18:30-21:00Welcome cocktail
3 February 2018
08:00-22:00Preliminary Rounds
19:30-23:30Dinner for professionals
4 February 2018
08:00-19:30Preliminary Rounds
5 February 2018
08:00-19:30Preliminary Rounds
20:30-23:00Middle cocktail
6 February 2018
08:00-10:30Eight finals
12:30-14:30Lunch for Sponsors and Working Groups (by invitation only)
15:00-17:30Quarter finals
21:00 onwardsCompetition party
7 February 2018
17:30- 18:00Award Ceremony
18:00-21:00Final cocktail

Logistical notes

Date The 13th ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition will take place from 2 – 7 February 2018
VenueThe Competition will take place at ICC Headquarters and in other venues in central Paris.
Logistical note:A detailed programme will be communicated to registered participants. Participants need to make their own travel and accommodation arrangements. A list of hotels offering negotiated fares will be sent upon registration.
FormatThe Competition consists of four Preliminary Rounds and four Final Rounds. All selected teams will compete once in each of the Preliminary Rounds. The 16 teams that obtain the best scores in the Preliminary Rounds will proceed to the Final Rounds, where direct elimination applies. During each session, each team will be represented by two of members, one acting as the Client and the other as Counsel of either the Requesting Party or the Responding Party, according to the role assigned.

The students will endeavour to make the best use of the mediation process, with the help of a professional mediator.

Judges will be present in order to evaluate the teams’ performance.

Competition RulesWe draw the applicants’ special attention to the Competition Rules. By submitting an application to participate in the Competition, you are indicating to the Organising Committee that you have read and understood the 2018 Mediation Competition Rules.
CancellationThe basic team registration fee for teams is not refundable. The fee for additional team members (i.e., students or coaches), observers and guests will be refunded if notice of cancellation is received in writing before December 2017. Cancellations after this date will not be refunded.

In the unlikely event of cancellation of the event, paying participants will be offered a full refund of their registration fee. ICC will not, however, be held responsible for any other expense incurred by the participants.


Only  66 universities and about 130 professionals are going to be selected to attend the event.

For further information on the selection criteria and on how to apply, please visit Mediation Competition application process page.

Contact us

  • Sara Debenedetti
  • +33 1 49 53 33 59
  • Project Manager