ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition


The ICC – International Chamber of Commerce[1] was founded in 1919 and is today the worldwide largest business organization as well as the world’s leading arbitration institution. Each year it organizes the ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition[2], the world’s largest moot-court exclusively devoted to international commercial mediation. For 7 days (05.-09.02.2021) student teams representing 66 different universities gather in Paris to complete various mock mediation sessions with the objective to resolve international business disputes through mediation, pursuant to the ICC Mediation Rules[3]. On the sidelines of around 150 mock mediation sessions, training programs and numerous social events will take place.

The University of Vienna will send a Team of 2 – 4 students to participate in this year’s Mediation Competition in Paris. Amongst all applicants the participants will be chosen on terms of their academic achievements, motivational letter and proficiency of the teaching language. Erasmus students are welcome to apply, preference will be given to participants of the Mediation Elective (Wahlfachkorb).

[1] iccwbo.org/about-us/who-we-are/

[2] https://iccwbo.org/dispute-resolution-services/professional-development/international-commercial-mediation-competition/

[3] https://iccwbo.org/publication/arbitration-rules-and-mediation-rules/



030124 MC ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition
2 Stunde(n), 4 ECTS-Punkte,

Lisa Derntl, Marlies Soyka

030198 KU Mediation for Lawyers
2 Stunde(n), 3 ECTS-Punkte

Anne-Karin Grill

030006 KU Introduction to Negotiation
1 Stunde(n), 2 ECTS-Punkte 

Ulrich Kopetzki

Prerequisites for application

  • completion of the class "Mediation for Lawyers" (at latest during this coming Semester WS 2020/21)
  • completion of the class "Introduction to Negotiation" (at latest during this coming WS 2020/21)
  • high proficiency in the English language (competition level)
  • completion of civil law coursework (MP Bürgerliches Recht) is welcomed

Application process

Applications may be submitted until Saturday 07.10.2020 via E-Mail to lisa.derntl@univie.ac.at and marlies.soyka@univie.ac.at and shall include the following documents:

  • CV (in English or German)
  • motivational letter (in English)
  • transcript of records