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2023 CPR International Mediation Competition

2023 CPR International Mediation Competition

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

Event Details

2023 CPR International Mediation Competition 

Congratulations to the winners!

The full list of winners (top 3 in each category) can be viewed here.

Visit the CPR Institute LinkedIn page to see photos.

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.

 Insper collage

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 Negotiator, Best Mediator, Best Written Statement, Best Client, Best Counsel, and Best Teamwork.

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 the Judges' Registration 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!


We are still accepting Sponsors! Please view the 2023 CPR IMC Sponsorship Package and contact Knar Nahikian to support 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 Initiatives CPR Institute

Related Documents:

2023 CPR IMC Problem

2023 CPR IMC Problem Clarification Questions & Answers

2023 CPR IMC Rules - Updated March 20, 2023

CPR International Mediation Procedure

2023 CPR IMC Practical Information for Participants

2023 CPR IMC Sponsorship Package

2023 CPR IMC Selected Teams

Congratulations the following teams who were selected amongst a competitive application process to participate in the 2023 CPR International Mediation Competition!

  • American University Washington College of Law
  • Faculdade Baiana de Direito e Gestão
  • Federal University of Espírito Santo (UFES)
  • Federal University of Paraná (UFPR)
  • FGV Rio Law School
  • Fordham University School of Law
  • Georgetown University Law Center
  • Jindal Global Law School (JGLS)
  • National Law University Delhi (NLU Delhi)
  • Pontifical Catholic University of Sao Paulo (PUC-SP)
  • Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul (PUCRS)
  • São Paulo Law School of Fundação Getúlio Vargas (FGV - SP)
  • Universidade Presbiteriana Mackenzie
  • University of Glasgow School of Law
  • University of Nairobi
  • University of São Paulo
  • University of Vienna
  • West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences (WBNUJS)


CPR thanks our generous sponsors for their support of the 2023 CPR International Mediation Competition!

2023 Global ADR Champions

Silver Level Sponsors



Welcome Breakfast, sponsored by:

Closing Ceremony Cocktail Reception, sponsored by:



Supporting organizations:


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
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