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2023 CPR International Mediation Competition

Thursday, March 30, 2023 — Saturday, April 1, 2023

São Paulo, Brazil

2023 CPR International Mediation Competition

CPR is excited to announce its 2023 International Mediation Competition will return to São Paulo for live competition!

CPR first brought the International Mediation Competition ("IMC") to Brazil in 2017 and has continued with this annual tradition in São Paulo until the pandemic required us to go virtual the last few years. We are excited to now bring the competition back live, in-person so that students from around the world can build on their mediation skills, network with each other and with professionals in the field, and learn from some of the leading experts in mediation and dispute resolution.

A leading international mediation competition held in Latin America, this competition demonstrates CPR’s commitment to promoting mediation across the globe while also showcasing the leadership of the Brazilian community in hosting this marquee event.

2023 CPR IMC to be held at Insper!

The 2023 CPR IMC will be hosted by Insper at its state-of-the-art campus in beautiful São Paulo (Brazil).

The Insper Institute of Education and Research is a private, not-for-profit, higher education and research institution located in the Vila Olympia district close to the new business centre of São Paulo, Brazil. The university offers higher education courses on fields of Business Administration, Economics, Engineering, Law and Computer Science.

IMC Details

Language: English

Dates: March 30, 31, and April 1, 2023 (must attend all three days)

Location: Insper, Rua Quatá, 300 - Vila Olímpia - São Paulo, Brazil

Teams: Teams include students in the role of mediator, counsel/negotiator, and client, and may include alternates and a team coach as well.

Application: Applications will open in late-September 2022. Teams must submit an application for consideration. Please read and complete the application form carefully, including information about how teams plan to cover the costs of competing.

Selection Process: Applications will be reviewed by the Organizing Committee and 18 teams will be selected to compete. If selected, your team must confirm it will be prepared to travel and attend the competition in-person in São Paulo. (No virtual attendance.)

Awards: CPR will award the top team/competitor in each of these categories: Best Mediator, Best Counsel/Negotiator, Best Client, and Best Written Statement.


Law students, you don't want to miss this exciting opportunity!

  • gain critical knowledge during a pre-competition training program with expert panelists
  • develop your skills in mediation while role-playing an advanced international business dispute
  • receive feedback from renowned experts in mediation to help refine your practical skills
  • network with other top students and distinguished practitioners in dispute resolution
  • participate in an elite international competition in the city of São Paulo whose motto is Non ducor, duco, which is Latin for "I am not led, I lead"

Prepare to lead in your future!



Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsors, your generous support demonstrates your organization’s commitment to embedding dispute resolution skills in the next generation of leaders in the field.

Sponsorships enable the Organizing Committee to cover the general costs of organizing the competition and to provide a Scholarship Fund for eligible teams with demonstrated financial needs who might not otherwise be able to attend the competition in São Paulo.  

Please contact Knar Nahikian for the 2023 CPR IMC Sponsorship Package.