Back to Events
2023 CPR International Mediation Competition

2023 CPR International Mediation Competition

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

Event Details

We are still accepting experienced mediators to serve as competition judges! Please click here for Judges Form.

We are still accepting Sponsors! Please view the 2023 CPR IMC Sponsorship Package and contact Knar Nahikian to support the next generation of mediators!

The 2023 CPR International Mediation Competition returns 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 in 2021 and 2022. 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

For more details, please view the 2023 CPR IMC Rules.

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 ARE NOW CLOSED. Applications were accepted from September through November 2022. Teams were required to submit an application for consideration.

Selection Process: Applications were reviewed by the Organizing Committee who selected teams for the 2023 CPR IMC. Selected Teams were asked to register and pay the Registration Fee of $200.  By registering, teams affirm that they will be prepared to travel and attend the competition in-person in São Paulo. (No virtual attendance.)

Registration Fee: $200 USD per team, payable only if a team is selected after the application process and upon registration.  

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

Guests and Observers: The Organizing Committee has agreed to issue a limited number of guest tickets for the 2023 IMC. Guests may select from 3 ticket options to attend portions of the IMC, including a ticket for observers, by visiting this ticket page.

Experienced Mediators, please complete this form if you are interested in serving as a mediation judge for the 2023 International Mediation Competition. 

We kindly ask prospective judges to be sure:
1. You are able to participate in-person (no virtual judging is available), 
2. You are comfortable communicating with the student teams in English, and
3. You have significant experience in mediation.

Thank you for supporting the next generation of mediators!

Assumption of Risk, Waiver and Release of Liability

2023 CPR IMC Participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements and costs (including verification of visa requirements), and for all risks and liabilities arising out of travel to/from/in Brazil and/or participation in the IMC.

Participants are responsible for ensuring they have a valid passport and visa, if applicable, to enter Brazil for the purposes of the Competition. Participants knowingly and voluntarily assume all risks, both known and unknown, and voluntarily assume full responsibility for their participation in the IMC. Under no circumstances shall CPR and/or the 2023 CPR IMC Organizing Committee take responsibility for any consequences which may arise due to the failure of participants to comply with any immigration requirements to participate in the Competition, or for any injury or loss to participants arising in connection with their participation in the IMC. As with any event, and especially one requiring international travel, participants must decide for themselves whether they wish to take on the risks and liabilities inherent in traveling to another country. 


For More Information:

Knar Nahikian
Knar Nahikian
Director, International Programming CPR Institute 212-949-6490x214

Related Documents:

2023 CPR IMC Problem

2023 CPR IMC Practical Information for Participants

2023 CPR IMC Rules

2023 CPR IMC Sponsorship Package

Important Dates

November 30, 2023

Team applications close

December 16, 2022 Selected Teams are notified
January 6, 2023 Scholarship Fund requests due
January 12, 2023 Scholarship Fund award recipients are notified 
January 20, 2023 Selected Teams must submit Registration Form and Registration Fee Payment
January 27, 2023 2023 CPR IMC Problem to be released
February 6, 2023  Deadline for teams to submit Clarifying Questions
February 17, 2023 Answers to clarifying questions to be released.
February 28, 2023

Deadline for teams to submit written statement

March 30, 2023 -
April 1, 2023

2023 CPR International Mediation Competition

The Closing Ceremony Cocktail Reception is generously co-sponsored by:


2023 IMC Organizing Committee

CPR is grateful to the 2023 IMC Organizing Committee members for generously giving their time and energy to bringing this important event to life!

Co-Chair: Diego Faleck, Faleck & Associados
Co-Chair: Knar Nahikian, CPR

Organizing Committee:

Bruno Maranhão Fabricio
Franco Gevaerd
Giulia Spalletta
Luiz Ricardo
Marcela Verissimo
Marciele Almeida
Rocio Monzon

Problem Writing Team (and members of Organizing Committee)

Lead: Roberto Baumgarten Kuster, Faleck & Associados

Álvaro Scarpellini Campos
Amanda Mezzomo
Kate Gonzalez
Kyle Thomason