2014 Bulgaria Launch of the new ICC Mediation Rules

2014 ICC Launch Mediation Rules
  • Location: Sofia
  • Date: 27/10/2014
  • Event Type:
  • Language: English

Register now! On 27 October 2014, ICC will present in Bulgaria the new ICC Mediation Rules which entered into force on 1 January 2014. The event will offer participants the opportunity to acquire a comprehensive overview of the new Rules and an insight into the latest developments in international commercial mediation.

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.


First day, 27.10.2014

9.00 – 9.30 Registration and coffee

9.30 – 10.00 Words of welcome and introduction

10.00 – 11.00 Why mediate? Mediation’s relevance to business

  • Mediation as Justice and Marketplace model
  • Why is it in a company’s interest to settle complex, international commercial disputes through mediation?
  • How have companies made mediation a central part of their dispute resolution strategy?
  • Why do companies choose administered mediation?

11.00 – 11.20 Coffee break

11.20 - 12.00 The new ICC Mediation Rules (Part I)

  • ADR becomes Mediation: The drafting of the new ICC Mediation Rules
  • Getting started: How to initiate proceedings under the ICC Mediation Rules

12.00 – 13.00 Conduct of mediation proceedings: Avoiding and overcoming hurdles, dealing with confidentiality

  • How are mediations conducted under the new Rules?
  • How can agreement on the language(s) and place of the mediation be achieved if the parties cannot see eye to eye?
  • How is the obligatory initial discussion between the mediator and the parties organized?
  • What do the mediator and the parties need to decide about the conduct of the proceedings?

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

14.00 – 15.00 The new ICC Mediation Rules (Part II)

  • The mediator: Finding the right person for your dispute
  • Money matters: Costs and payments

15.00 – 15.20 Coffee Break

15.20 – 16.20 Drafting an effective mediation clause: The new ICC model clauses for mediations

  • What are the important elements of an effective mediation clause?
  • What are the potential pitfalls of a poorly drafted mediation clause?
  • What considerations should you keep in mind in choosing between the different ICC model clauses for mediation?

16.20 – 17.00 Mediation as a part of hybrids, on-line mediation, automated facilitation and etc. Why the future of mediation remains unfinished business.

17.00 – 17.15 Closing remarks

Second day, 28.10.2014

09.30 - 14.30 Practical training with cases of ICC Paris

14.30 - 15.30 Working lunch and cocktail


Shraddha Bhosale - Deputy Manager at the ICC International Centre for ADR, International Chamber of Commerce, Paris

Thierry Garby - IMI Certified Mediator

Aleš Zalar - Еxpert at the European Commission, former Minister of Justice of Slovenia


Han Asparuh Str. 8




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Event registration fees

Registration Fee €210