1st New ICC Mediation Rules Workshop

1st ICC Training on the New Mediation Rules
  • Location: ICC Headquarters Paris
  • Date: 17/09/2014
  • Event Type: Workshop
  • Language: English
This workshop will explain the new ICC Mediation Rules and offer participants the opportunity to acquire a comprehensive overview of the new Rules. Participants will have a direct exchange with several of the members of the Drafting Group, who will give a detailed presentation of the main provisions and provide participants with first-hand experience and understanding of the new Rules. Interactive group exercises and case studies will be used to provide participants with a practical insight into how the new Rules work. All sessions will be conducted by experienced users of ICC mediation, including company representatives, counsel and mediators.

1st Workshop on the new ICC Mediation Rules

• Limited to 40 participants to ensure highest quality experience
• Multifaceted introduction to the new ICC Mediation Rules
• Direct exchange with members of the Drafting Group
• First-hand experience through practical and interactive sessions

About the Workshop

ICC’s new Mediation Rules came into force on 1 January 2014. Produced within the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR by a task force of dispute resolution specialists and company representatives from 29 countries, the new Rules are administered by the ICC International Centre for ADR. They replace the ICC ADR Rules, used for amicable dispute resolution since 2001 and are accompanied by the ICC Mediation Guidance Notes.

The ICC Mediation Rules are the standard set of rules for the conduct of international commercial mediations. Companies, lawyers and mediators wishing to participate in mediations under the Rules need to be aware of some of the specific characteristics of these Rules. This Workshop will give participants a comprehensive overview of the ICC Mediation Rules and today’s conduct of commercial mediations under the Rules.

By using a practical case-study approach, role-plays and mock mediation sessions to address a series of situations that arise during mediation proceedings, participants will gain the expertise and competence to participate in a mediation under the ICC Mediation Rules.

The Workshop will feature experienced users of ICC mediation, including company representatives, counsel and mediators. Members of the ICC International Centre for ADR will explain the Centre’s case management practices, alongside members of the Drafting Group of the new ICC Mediation Rules, who can give participants first-hand insight into the new provisions.

Topics include

  • How to file a request and an answer under the ICC Mediation Rules
  • Finding the right mediator for the dispute
  • How to structure the mediation proceeding during the first meeting pursuant to Article 7 of the ICC Mediation Rules
  • Confidentiality considerations in different jurisdictions
  • How the ICC International Centre for ADR can support an effective and efficient conduct of proceedings under the ICC Mediation Rules

Audience

The Workshop will benefit practicing lawyers, corporate counsel, mediators and other dispute resolution specialists who wish to deepen their understanding of the ICC Mediation Rules.

The Workshop is limited to 40 participants to ensure a high quality experience.

Language

English

Programme

12:00 – 12:30

Registration and Welcome Coffee

12:30 – 12:45

Introduction

12:45 – 13:15

Getting Started: How to commence proceedings under the
ICC Mediation Rules and how to file a request and an answer (Articles 2 and 3)

13:15 – 14:15

Match Making in Mediation: Finding the right mediator for the dispute (Article 5)

14:15 – 14:30

Coffee Break

14:30 – 15:30

Conduct of the Mediation: Using the first discussion with the mediator to establish the most effective mediation procedure for the dispute - how Article 7 works in practice

15:30 – 16:15

Confidentiality considerations and the drafting of a separate Mediation Agreement – when, what and how (Article 9)

16:15 – 16:45

Coffee Break

16:45 – 17:30

Mix it! How to combine (ICC) mediation with (ICC) arbitration or other dispute resolution proceedings

17:30 – 18:15

Concluding the mediation, including the drafting of effective settlement agreements

Speakers

  • Andrea Carlevaris, Director, ICC Dispute Resolution Services; Secretary General, ICC International Court of Arbitration – Italy
  • Christine Guerrier, VP, Dispute Resolution & Litigation, Corporate Legal & Contract Department, Thales Group – France
  • Jonathan B. Marks, Mediator and Arbitrator, MarksADR LLC – USA
  • Christopher Newmark, Arbitrator and Mediator; Partner, Spenser Underhill Newmark; Chair of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR – UK
  • Diana Paraguacuto-Mahéo, Lawyer and Mediator, NGO Cohen Amir-Aslani & Associés – USA/France
  • David Parker, Group Executive Director, Chinachem Group – Hong Kong
  • Hannah Tümpel, Senior Counsel and Manager, ICC International Center for ADR; Member of the Drafting Group of the ICC Mediation Rules – Germany
  • Helene Van Lith, Secretary to the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR; Member of the Drafting Group of the ICC Mediation Rules – The Netherlands

Venue

International Chamber of Commerce Headquarters, Paris

Participants

Anyone wishing to learn more about the new ICC Mediation Rules, including practising lawyers, corporate counsel, mediators and all persons involved in the practice or study of international mediation.

Registration fees

The registration fee covers all workshop activities, including documentation, coffee breaks and cocktail. Travel and hotel expenses are not included.

Cancellation of registration

50% of the registration fee will be refunded if notice of cancellation is received in writing before 13 August 2014. Cancellations after this date are not refundable.

Please note that we reserves the right to cancel this event or to make minor alterations to the content and timing of the programme or to the identity of the speakers. In the unlikely event of cancellation, delegates will be offered a full refund. The ICC International Centre for ADR will not, however, be held responsible for any related expense incurred by the participant.

Travel and accomodation

Participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements and hotel reservations. A list of hotels in Paris, with which ICC has negotiated preferential room rates will be sent to you upon receipt of the registration form.

We are able to dispatch visa invitation letters to support your visa application only after receipt of your registration form and full payment of your registration fees.

Dress code

Business Casual

Sponsorship and partnership opportunities

This workshop offers you an unrivalled opportunity to build worldwide partnerships. Sponsoring will get you visibility with the major decision makers in global business and/or within ICC's international network. For further information, please contact: Sara Debenedetti at: 0033 (0) 149 53 33 59 or sara.debenedetti@iccwbo.org.

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Event registration fees

ICC Members, Sponsors and Supporters (Early Bird - until 20 August 2014) €200

Extended

Regular Early Bird fee (until 20 August 2014) €250

Extended

ICC Members, Sponsors and Supporters (from 21 August 2014) €300

Regular fee (from 21 August 2014) €350