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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 mobilize 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.
About the Competition
This is the first ICC competition in Hong Kong to focus on international commercial mediation. Over four days university students will be judged and guided by professional mediators under the ICC mediation rules, competing for the top place in this prestigious competition.
The first ICC competition dedicated to international commercial mediation in Hong Kong.
On 16 October 2017, Mr JP Lee, SBS, OBE, JP Chairman, International Chamber of Commerce – Hong Kong (“ICC-HK”) and Miss Ada Chen, Commissioner of the Joint Dispute Resolution Strategy Office of the Department of Justice of Hong Kong, launched the ICC Mediation Competition in Hong Kong.
The ICC Mediation Competition Hong Kong will be held in Hong Kong from 12 - 15 October 2018. Up to 24 teams from universities in Hong Kong and the Asian Region, including countries along the Belt & Road, are expected to compete. The winning team will be funded to compete in the ICC Mediation Competition in Paris in February 2019. The ICC Mediation Competition is widely recognized as the world’s leading mediation competition for university students bringing 66 teams together in February each year to the International Chamber of Commerce (“ICC”) in Paris.
Mediation of disputes is a growing trend around the world. Parties are keen on resolving their disputes in an amicable setting. Given that Hong Kong is one of the leading international dispute resolution centres in the world, and its strong mediation profession, it is only appropriate that ICC-Hong Kong has decided to bring the ICC Mediation Competition to Hong Kong.
ICC-Hong Kong considers that holding the ICC Mediation Competition Hong Kong will be of significant benefit to Hong Kong, in particular, to the Hong Kong mediation sector and to Hong Kong university students because it will:
further raise Hong Kong’s profile as an international mediation centre;
bring to Hong Kong each year some of the world’s leading mediators giving Hong Kong an opportunity to promote its expertise and innovative laws and practices in this area;
provide an opportunity to Hong Kong university students to participate in a world class competition;
enhance Hong Kong’s relationship with mediation sectors in Asia and the Belt and Road countries; and
involve participation from the countries in the Belt & Road Initiative, benefiting from and contributing to the Initiative.
ICC-Hong Kong intends to hold the ICC Mediation Competition Hong Kong annually. It hopes that the Competition will grow and become a premier event in Asia’s dispute resolution/mediation circles that will enhance the skills and experience of the younger generation in mediation.
This Hong Kong competition should also provide opportunities for Hong Kong mediators to engage regularly with the international mediation community.
To kick start the first ICC Mediation Competition in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong SAR Government through the Department of Justice has generously contributed to make this event happen, and has agreed to be a co-organizer of the inaugural Competition.
Who can participate as a team?
The Competition is open to local and overseas university students, both undergraduate and post-graduate. Teams must include at least one team member from a law school. Teams may comprise of between 2 – 4 people.
Who can participate as a judge or mediator?
The Competition is open to professional mediators to be voluntary judges or mediators.
Why join us?
This is an excellent opportunity to practise your skills in mediation and hone your techniques with professional guidance.
A perfect networking opportunity to meet with top professionals, mediators and the crème de la crème of students.
How to join us?
Simply register through our website or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
Friday - Monday 12 - 15 October 2018
International Chamber of Commerce - Hong Kong (ICC-HK) and International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
Hong Kong SAR Government
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ICC Commercial Mediation Competition – Hong Kong 12th - 15th October 2018
Registration for the Inaugural ICC Commercial Mediation Competition – Hong Kong is now open!
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