Asia-Pacific Commercial Mediation Competition
The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Australia is proud to announce the launch of the inaugural Asia-Pacific Commercial Mediation Competition, the first regional mediation competition in the Asia-Pacific.
7-9 July 2017
Melbourne Commercial Arbitration and Mediation Centre (Level 4, 223 William Street, Melbourne) and surrounding facilities
University students and coaches from law schools and other faculties; professional mediators and academics from around the region.
About the Competition
The ICC Australia Asia-Pacific Commercial Mediation Competition allows university students gain valuable skills in mediation, an essential area of dispute resolution in international commercial law.
ICC Australia wishes to empower tomorrow's business leaders and legal minds, equipping them with the skills to better meet the dispute resolution needs of international businesses in an increasingly cross-cultural and global marketplace. Through this competition, students will learn to effectively combine the use of mediation and collaborative problem-solving skills to successfully represent parties' interests and progress towards a settlement.
The Competition acts as a regional preliminary round to the ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition, held annually at the ICC Global Headquarters in Paris, France. There is a reserved place in the ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition in February 2018 for the winning team.
Rules and Procedure
The Competition follows the well-established ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition rules, which allow for students to exhibit their mediation skills in a realistic mock commercial dispute. The competition problems are developed by professional mediators, and based on real international commercial disputes.
Teams of 2-4 students compete against each other in a series of competition rounds. Competing teams represent two sides of an international commercial dispute, with members assuming the roles of the Client and Counsel. A qualified professional mediates the dispute, and distinguished judges assess how well the teams have advanced their interests.
Professional Mediators are invited to register their interest in participating in the Competition. Applications are now open, and close on the 30 April 2017. Registration for University teams has now closed.