In the fourth Young International Mediation Competition, held in Hong Kong, hosted by City University, National Law School of India University narrowly beat School of Law, Christ University in a close competition.
The Best Mediator of the week, was Parnika Thummalachetty of NALSAR University of Law with Amol Mehta of National Law School of India University coming a close second.
The problem involved the Convention on the International Sale of Goods (CISG). After three days of competition, the two top-ranking teams met on 8th July with professional mediator Dr Fan Yang. With her assistance they were able to reach a mediated compromise that satisfied both parties’ interests.
Organised by the Vis East Moot Foundation, the YIMC, is unique in that it begins with two days of mediation training and it includes competitions for both counsel teams and student mediators.
Students were very enthusiastic about the training aspect, and the opportunity to try their hand at facilitating the negotiations. One team said they “It was a memorable experience for all of us. I would particularly point out the amount of information that was provided to us in the two days workshop. It was simply brilliant.”
The YIMC general rounds and semi-final and final rounds were hosted by City University of Hong Kong Special thanks are due to the host as well as to Craig Kersey (UK) who conceived the problem and acted as mediator throughout the week as well assisting with the training component of the week, along side Christoher Wray and Louise Barrington as the lead trainer. As well as a big thank you to all the volunteer professional mediators, as well as the final round panel which consisted of Julian Stargardt from Hong Kong, José Miguel Figueiredo from Macau and Craig Kersey and Christopher Wray from UK, Thank you also to our supporting organisations, IDRA and HKIAC.
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