Bucerius Law School mediation team wins award at ICC Mediation Competition

“Best Opening Statement” ICC Mediation Competition 2015 in Paris

Considered to be “the event” for students interested in international commercial mediation, the annual International Chamber of Commerce (“ICC”) mediation competition, celebrating its ten year anniversary, invites 67 university teams from across the planet to participate in its biggest educational event. The official and only language of the Competition is English and students are judged on their ability to use sophisticated formal language in a way that they are able to effectively present their primary interests; discover the interests of the other side; employ active listening skills to identify and reformulate interests; and work together to generate creative solutions that are in the interests of both sides.

Bucerius Law School students: Clemens Dohm, Janusch Krasberg, Christoph Saake and Victoria vom Bauer accompanied by coach Lezel Crook (Foreign Language Communication Programme) faced tough competition from South Texas College of Law (USA); St. John's University School of Law (USA); UC Has-tings College of Law (USA); and Striks School of Law, COMAS (Israel). The team were praised for their solid performance but unluckily did not proceed to the final rounds. However, we received a special award for Best Opening Statement and it was an exemplary display of team work by all those involved. A special mention and thanks to Dr Axel Bösch (Taylor Wessing ) who continues to support our team each year.


Lezel Crook, Director of the Foreign Language Communication Programme