ADC and ICC extend a warm invitation to University students to compete in the 5th Annual ADC-ICC Asia Pacific Commercial Mediation Competition (APCMC) which will be held online from 10 -12 September 2021. The winning team of this competition recieves a reserved spot to compete in the 17th Annual ICC Mediation Competition in Paris, 2022. This is the world’s largest moot exclusively devoted to international commercial mediation.

Most recently, we were thrilled to see our winner of APCMC 2019, Auckland University, go on to be the overall Paris winner in 2020 and 2021. Our APCMC 2020 winner, the National University of Singapore, was awarded ‘Best Team Work between Counsel and Client’ at Paris 2021. With your support for APCMC 2021, we are keen to replicate these and other outstanding achievements not only in 2022 but also in the years to come.

Meet two of the finalists in the ADC-ICC APCMC 2020

You Quan Chan

You Quan Chan from the National University of Singapore was part of the 2020 winner team of APCMC. Reflecting on his team’s success, You said, “APCMC provided me with an excellent opportunity to learn from fellow law students from around the region. The problems are challenging and the mediators are extremely professional.

The feedback that we received after our rounds were helpful in building our performance from round to round. More than a competition, I built upon my negotiation and mediation skillset from mediator and judges’ comments, feedback and insights based on their years of practical experience”.

You’s other National University of Singapore team members were Jonathan Lee Wai Kit, Eugene, and Haeyoung Kim.

Kimberly Qing

Kimberly Qing from the Singapore Management University was a member of the runner-up team in the APCMC 2020. Reflecting on her team’s success, Kimberly said, “the competition was a great platform to learn more about mediation and make new friends from all around the world. Interaction with [dispute resolution] practitioners and law students from all over the world was definitely something you cannot get in law school or at work. APCMC would definitely be fun and fruitful if you entered it with an open mind and a hunger to learn”.

Kimberly’s other Singapore Management University team members were Shu Li Chye, Seow Ling Ern and Benedict Koh Yen Hin.

To register a team, or to volunteer as a mediators and/or judge, please click here for full details & registration forms.