About ICC - Hong Kong
About the Competition
For the second year, the ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition - Hong Kong, organised by the International Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong (“ICC-HK”) and co-organised by the Hong Kong SAR Government's Department of Justice, the latter promoter of Mediation First initiatives.
The Competition provides students opportunities to earn valuable skills in mediation and mediation advocacy, which are essential competencies in modern dispute resolution in an increasingly multi-cultural and global marketplace.
This year’s event follows the successful inaugural Competition last year, when 16 teams from 8 jurisdictions around the world competed. Once again, teams from local and regional universities, together with counterparts along the Belt & Road and beyond, are invited to join.
The winning team will be funded to compete at the annual ICC Mediation Competition at the ICC Global Headquarters in Paris, France in February 2020 in its 15th edition, widely recognised as the world’s leading competition devoted to international commercial mediation.
The International Chamber of Commerce - Hong Kong ("ICC-HK") was inaugurated in December 1998 as the Hong Kong representative body of the International Chamber of Commerce ("ICC"). It seeks to project Hong Kong's business interests in the international community and to mobilise Hong Kong's business experience to contribute to the key activities of ICC.
ICC-HK further aims to share Hong Kong's experience with businesses elsewhere particularly in areas of policy issues, international standards and business practices. It participates in ICC's endeavours in setting business standards and in promoting interflow of business around the world.
The second ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition - Hong Kong will take place between the 15th-19th December 2019.
Details about the venues for the Competition will be available on this website in due course.
A detailed programme will be sent out to registered participants in good time prior to the event. Please visit "Competition News" for the latest information. Participants need to make their own travel and accommodation arrangements.
Teams of 2-4 university students compete in a series of competition rounds.
Competing teams represent two sides of a dispute, with members assuming the roles of Client and Counsel.
A qualified professional mediates the dispute, whilst distinguished judges assess how well the teams have advanced their interests towards a settlement.
Full details of Competition procedures and judging criteria can be found in our Frequently Asked Questions.
We 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 2019 Competition Rules.
The 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 31st October 2019. 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 and ICC-HK will not, however, be held responsible for any other expense incurred by the participants.