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 multiple days (February 2024) student teams representing a large number of different universities will gather 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 Bucerius Mediation Competition[4] by BODENHEIMER is an international mediation competition organized by students of Bucerius Law School every year since 2015 and is steadily increasing in the number of participating teams and professionals. The competition is open to students from all around the world. In 2020, 22 teams from 13 different countries took part in the competition. The mediation sessions are facilitated and judged by dispute resolution professionals and people well-versed in mediation competition formats. In addition, the event provides an excellent opportunity to meet and network with dispute resolution professionals and students from all over the world.

The University of Vienna will send a Team of 2 – 4 students to participate in this year’s Mediation Competitions. 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). A 5th student may be accepted into the course to act as training mediator for the team. She or he will receive full credits for the course, however will not participate in the ICC competition itself.

[1] https://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/ 
[4] www.law-school.de/international/bucerius-mediation-competition-by-bodenheimer


Prerequisites for application

·        high proficiency in the English language (competition level) 

·        completion of the class "Mediation for Lawyers" (at latest during this coming Semester WS 2023/24)

·        completion of the class "Introduction to Negotiation" (at latest during this coming WS 2023/24)

·        completion of the class "Mediation im transkulturellen Kontext" (at latest during this coming WS 2023/24)

·        completion of the class "Wirtschaftsmediation" (at latest during this coming WS 2023/24)


Application process

Applications must be submitted until Thursday, 28.09.2023, via E-Mail to barbara.reintjes@univie.ac.at and larissa.alterdinger@univie.ac.at and shall include the following documents:

·        CV (in English or German)

·        motivational letter (in English)

The additional enrolment via u:space is obligatory.