There is increasing interest in the potential for mediation to resolve investor-State disputes. Recent international treaties contain specific provisions on the use of mediation in such disputes, and much work has been done by organizations and institutions to promote the availability and benefits of mediation in this context. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought greater attention to the use of alternative methods, such as mediation, for the timely and cost-effective resolution of investment disputes, and continues a policy trend in this area. The Singapore Convention on the enforcement of cross-border mediated commercial disputes, which entered into force in September 2020, is also a key development.

This 3-day interactive, practice-based Investor-State Mediator Training, designed jointly by the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID), the International Mediation Institute (IMI) and the International Energy Charter, will cover the context of investor-State disputes within the ISDS landscape and will provide experienced mediators with knowledge and skills to mediate investment disputes including Stakeholder mapping and analysis, process design, co-mediation and intercultural considerations.

Who should attend?

Course registration is open to –

Individuals who have participated in basic mediator training (40 hours minimum) * and;
Individuals who have practical experience serving as mediator.*
Experience in investor-State arbitration is desirable but not essential.

*To be assessed by CEDR during the application process.