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CDRC VIENNA 2016
The IBA-VIAC Mediation and Negotiation Competition
The 2nd IBA-VIAC International Mediation and Negotiation Competition Vienna will take place from 28 June to 2 July 2016. The "CDRC Vienna" is a moot competition in the field of Consensual Dispute Resolution, especially focusing on mediation and negotiation.
The Competition brings together students from around the world who specialize in mediation or negotiation to enable them to prove their skill and strategy to achieve the best deals in simulated legal mediations based on an adapted version of the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot problem. The 5-day event will include over 50 competition sessions and will be accompanied by daily educational and social events, uniting 200 competitively selected students and experts from over 30 countries.
Please click here for the Invitation to the Final Rounds which will take place on Sunday, 2 July 2016 from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
VIAC Questionnaire for MediatorsOn 1 January 2016 the new Vienna Mediation Rules entered into force. VIAC now also offers to administer mediation and other ADR-proceedings in addition to arbitration proceedings. This new service is well received by parties and practitioners. In order to ensure high quality for mediators and other neutrals acting under the auspices of VIAC in mediation proceedings, VIAC has developed a questionnaire for mediators that may now be obtained from the Secretariat. This questionnaire offers mediators the possibility to present themselves to VIAC and to potential parties. VIAC will be collecting the filled-in questionnaires of interested persons and will be publishing a list of mediators in due course. VIAC however reserves the right to publish any presentations submitted. We will inform you upon the publication of the list on our website.
We are convinced that what has already worked well for arbitration practitioners will also prove valuable for mediators!
HANDBOOK VIENNA MEDIATION RULES
The new Vienna Mediation Rules entered into force on 1 January 2016. This Practitioner´s Handbook covers key practical aspects for the successful conduct of mediation proceedings or other proceedings in the field of amicable dispute resolution supported by a neutral third party within the institutionalized framework of VIAC.
It also addresses in detail the considerations that guided the members of the working group in the drafting of the individual provisions of the new Vienna Mediation Rules. The Handbook also includes valuable hints as to what stands behind each provision and what understanding should be afforded to it including practical examples.
Hence this guide is a useful reference book for everyone who deals with proceedings in the field of amicable dispute resolution under the Vienna Mediation Rules, be it parties, lawyers, mediators or drafters of mediation clauses.
This Handbook may be ordered (until 31 July 2016 at a subscription price of EUR 50.00) here or directly at the webshop.
The Mediation Handbook was launched on 27 April in the course of the anniversary event “11 years of business mediation” organized by the AFEC experts group for commercial mediation.
Please find more impressions in the photo gallery http://www.zankapfel2016.at/. For a review please go to https://www.wko.at/Content.Node/kampagnen/wirtschaftsmediation/MEDIATION-IM-WIRTSCHAFTSWANDEL---11-Jahre-Experts-Group-.html (available only in German).
SELECTED ARBITRAL AWARDS
Consisting of 60 awards rendered by arbitral tribunals under the Vienna Rules, this publication is meant to provide a unique and valuable insight into various important and challenging procedural and substantive issues which have arisen over the years in international arbitration under the auspices of the VIAC. The selection made is a response to the increasing call of parties, counsel and arbitrators alike for measures to ensure greater transparency of commercial arbitration proceedings by way of enhanced access to arbitral awards as well as to their content and reasoning.
The Selection may be ordered here or directly at the webshop.