The one-day conference entitled “Stay in Control! Managing risks, time and costs of commercial disputes with smart ADR”, is set to kick off ICC’s 2013 Mediation Week, which will run from 7-13 February.
The conference, a sell-out event every year since its inception, will provide advantageous insight into how to maintain control over commercial disputes – including the associated costs and risks – through smart choice of the best dispute resolution procedure, efficient collaboration with outside counsel and internal implementation of a mediation-based approach to dispute resolution. With a special focus on mediation, the conference will provide participants with the know-how to select the appropriate dispute resolution mechanisms and create a dispute resolution roadmap for their respective companies.
Speakers will include leading representatives from inter alia, ABB, British American Tobacco, Bombardier, E.ON, Northrop Grumman, Orange and Thales.
Over 100 participants are expected to attend the conference and early registration is recommended to take advantage of an early bird fee and to avoid disappointment. Reduced rates are also available for members of the following conference supporters: the American Bar Association, Association of Corporate Counsel Europe, Corporate Counsel International Arbitration Group and the Round Table Conflict Management and Mediation of the German Economy.
As the conference is designed for in-house counsel, participation in the conference for non-in-house counsel will be restricted.
“The annual ICC International Mediation Conference is a must-attend event for in-house counsel. The topics discussed are on the cutting edge of commercial dispute resolution and the opportunity to exchange know-how with colleagues around the world is unique,” said Christine Guerrier, VP Disputes Resolution and Litigation, Corporate Legal and Contracts, Thales, France.
King & Spalding, KPMG, Taylor Wessing, Winston & Strawn, Diales and the John Hardy Group are the event sponsors.
Comprising the ICC International Mediation Conference and acclaimed Mediation Competition, ICC’s 2013 Mediation Week promises inspiring discussions on new developments in alternative dispute resolution and the opportunity to share experiences and meet with peers from more than 40 countries.