5th ICC International Mediation Conference

5th ICC Mediation Conference
  • Location: ICC Headquarters, Paris
  • Date: 18/09/2014
  • Event Type: Conference
  • Language: English

“Managing business disputes must not be the sole domain of external lawyers. Business organizations need to re-claim control. This is vital to ensure that business-to-business disputes are managed efficiently and effectively in a business-wise manner. In-house counsel are sitting in the driver's seat. ICC's International Mediation Conference is the forum in Europe where companies and their in-house counsels can share best practices and lessons learned in order to stay in control of their claims and disputes.”

Dr. Alexander Steinbrecher, Legal Counsel, Bombardier Transportation, Germany.

5th ICC International Mediation Conference

The one-day Conference offers a unique forum for more than 100 users of commercial mediation to exchange best practices and know-how. As the world business organization, the ICC’s International Centre for ADR established the Conference to offer companies from around the world an opportunity to discuss techniques for effective conflict management, avoidance and early dispute resolution, as well as the efficient use of mediation. Accordingly, each year’s programme is specifically tailored to the interests and needs of in-house counsel and management representatives.

Event video

The programme and registration form are now available. You can download them below.

Please complete and return the registration form to adr@iccwbo.org.

Programme of the Conference

8:15 - 9:00

Registration and welcome coffee

9:00 - 9:15

Words of Welcome and Introduction to the Conference

9:15 - 9:35

The 5 Keys to successfully negotiate the settlement you need

9:35 - 9:50

Debriefing and development of Conference mind map

9:50 - 10:50

Claiming value (Part 1): how a first offer can help you achieve what you need

10:50 - 11

Debriefing and development of Conference mind map

11:00 - 11:20

Coffee break

11:20 - 11:50

Claiming value (Part 2): lessons learned from effective offers

11:50 - 12:00

Debriefing and development of Conference mind map

12:00 - 12:20

Mediation 2014: the real added value of commercial mediation

12:20 - 12:30

Debriefing and development of Conference mind map

12:30 - 14:00

Lunch break in historical parisian venue

14:15 - 14:45

Coordination value (Part 1): being ready for a settlement - How companies can define their own interests and prepare realistic options

14:45 - 15:00

Debriefing and development of Conference mind map

15:00 - 16:45

Coordinating value (Part 2): ensuring efficient settlement preparation in complex cases and scenarios - An interactive exercise

16:45 - 17:00

Debriefing and development of Conference mind map

17:00 - 17:45

Bringing it into real world - An exchange of lessons learned

17:45 - 18:00

Closing remarks

18:00 - 19:30

Cocktail, generously sponsored by Taylor Wessing


  • Teresa Garcia-Reyes
    Senior Counsel, Litigation, GE Oil&Gas (USA)
  • Genevieve Helleringer
    Associate Professor, Essec Business School; Fellow, University of Oxford (France, Singapore, UK)
  • Emmanuel Jolivet
    General Counsel, International Chamber of Commerce (France)
  • Kai Uwe Karl
    Senior Counsel, Litigation, GE Oil&Gas; Member of the Task Force on the Revision of the ICC ADR Rules (Italy)
  • Dr. Simon Manner
    Legal Counsel Nordex SE (Germany)
  • Jonathan B. Marks
    Mediator and Arbitrator, MarksADR LLC (USA)
  • Abhijit Mukhopadhyay
    President (Legal), Hinduja Group London (India)
  • Christopher Newmark
    Arbitrator and Mediator; Partner, Spenser Underhill Newmark; Chair of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR (UK)
  • David Parker
    Group Executive Director, Chinachem Group (Hong Kong)
  • Hannah Tümpel
    Senior Counsel and Manager, ICC International Centre for ADR; Member of the Drafting Group of the ICC Mediation Rules (France)


ICC Headquarters, Paris


In-house counsel, members of corporate management, dispute resolution practitioners and attorneys in law firms.

Registration fees

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

Early Bird Special
Regular Registration Fee € 600
ICC Members & Sponsors Fee € 550
Corporate Attendees Fee* € 470

Regular Registration Fee
Regular Registration Fee € 750
ICC Members & Sponsors Fee € 700
Corporate Attendees Fee* € 620

* Corporate attendees include representatives such as managers and in-house counsel of companies other than those dedicated to dispute resolution services. To register as a corporate attendee, please indicate your company name and position.

Cancellation of registration

50% of the registration fee will be refunded if notice of cancellation is received in writing before 7 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 conference 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


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Event Sponsor/s

  • BB
  • The John Hardy Group
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Event registration fees

Early Bird Special - Regular Registration Fee €600

Until 20 August 2014 (extended)

Early Bird Special - ICC Members & Sponsor Fee €550

Until 20 August 2014 (extended)

Early Bird Special - Corporate Attendees Fee €470

Until 20 August 2014 (extended)

Regular Registration Fee €750

From 21 August 2014

ICC Members & Sponsors Fee €700

From 21 August 2014

Corporate Attendees Fee* €620

From 21 August 2014