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International Mediation Competition

May 16 - 17, 2017

São Paulo, Brazil



May 16 - 17, 2017 

CPR is delighted to announce the inaugural edition of its International Mediation Competition which will take place for 2 days on May 16 - 17, 2017 in São Paulo, Brazil.  This first edition will be hosted by CIESP/FIESP and is generously sponsored by Winston & Strawn LLP.  The Award Ceremony will take place at the law firm of L.O. Baptista Advogados in São Paulo.   The first edition of the competition will be open to 12 teams from around the world.

Ground Rules:

  • Only 12 teams will be invited to participate in the first round of the competition
  • The competition will be conducted in English
  • One team per university
  • Law and business students are welcomed
  • Competitors will act as mediators, counsel and clients
  • Each team must have at least three members (one of them must be a law student to act as counsel)
  • Registration is free

The 12 teams that have been selected to participate in the competition this year are the following:

  • Universidade Vila Velha – Vila Velha, ES, Brazil
  • University of Florida Levin College of Law – Gainseville, FL, USA
  • Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul - Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil
  • Faculdades Milton Campos - Nova Lima, MG, Brazil
  • Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Paraná - Curitiba, PR, Brazil
  • School of Law, Christ University - Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  • Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie - São Paulo, SP, Brazil
  • Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo - São Paulo, SP, Brazil
  • Universidade de São Paulo - São Paulo, SP, Brazil
  • Jagiellonian University - Kraków, Małopolska, Poland
  • Universidade de Fortaleza (UNIFOR) - Fortaleza, CE, Brazil
  • Faculdades Integradas Vianna Junior – Juiz de Fora, MG, Brazil

Note: The competition and the pre-competition conference are not open to the public due to space limitations.  However, a limited number of observers and participants to the conference will be allowed to attend.  If you are interested, please email Chris Silva.  We invite you to join us for the CPR 2017 5th Business Dispute Management Congress in Brazil.

For sponsorship opportunities and to volunteer to serve as judges, please contact Olivier André at