Commercial Mediation Competition of the Mediation and Arbitration Centre of Paris (CMAP)

From 20 to 23 March 2023, Célina Guichenduc will be a member of the jury and David Lutran will be the president of the jury of this French-speaking competition welcoming schools and universities in France and abroad.


Célina Guichenduc, certified Mediator at IFOMENE

Célina Guichenduc has been certified as a Mediator by the Institut de Formation à la Médiation et à la Negociation (IFOMENE) of the Institut Catholique de Paris, the leading training centre for mediation and negotiation in France.


Bahrein Center of Dispute Resolution (BCDR)

David Lutran has been David accredited by the Center of Dispute Resolution of the Kingdom of Bahrein.


Saudi Center for Commercial Arbitration (SCCA)

The panel of mediators at the Saudi Center for Commercial Arbitration welcomes David Lutran as one of its renowned professionals from the business and legal communities.


Investment mediation in Africa

David Lutran lectured at the D.U. of International Economic Law in Africa – Panthéon-Assas University on the theme of “mediation in investment matters in Africa” which ended with a staging of international mediation during which some of the students were able to play the roles of the various actors in an international mediation for 1h30.


18th ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition from 6 to 11 February 2023

David Lutran once again served as mediator during the 18th ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition in Paris.


ICC France

David Lutran becomes a member of ICC France.

On 20 December 2022, the French Committee of the International Chamber of Commerce announced that David Lutran had joined its network.


Global BBA of the Lyon School of Management (EM Lyon)

David Lutran is a lecturer in the Global BBA of EM Lyon to give a course on “Legal aspects of international business” to the fourth year students of the Global BBA.


Dubai Arbitration Week – from 14 to 18 November 2022

David Lutran participated in the 2022 edition of the DAW from 14 to 18 November 2022.


66th Annual Congress of the UIA in Dakar – 27 October 2022

David Lutran spoke at the 66th annual congress of the Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA) in Dakar (Senegal) on the theme “From local quarrels to regional and international harmonisation: the intercultural path of amicable dispute resolution”.



“Relationships between mediators and parties”, Jurismediation – 25 February 2022

David Lutran spoke with Veerash Srikison at a webinar organised by Jurismediation.


World Litigation Forum, Dubai – 19-20 January 2022

David Lutran participated in the World Litigation Forum.

Jury member

International Commercial Mediation Competition organised by the ICC – 5 to 11 February 2021 / 7 to 15 February 2022 / 6 to 11 February 2023

David Lutran will participate for the third time as a jury member for the Competition. The 18th edition will take place at the ICC headquarters in February 2023.

The ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition is a world-renowned moot that holds over 100 mock mediation sessions over seven days to determine the winning team.

48 student teams from around the world are selected to compete and over 120 professional mediators and trainers participate each year on a voluntary basis to share their expertise and passion for mediation. Some will act as mediators, drawing on their own experience in resolving cross-border disputes, while others will act as judges, assessing each team’s negotiation and problem-solving skills, as well as their ability to use the mediator effectively.


 “Lutran Avocats & Médiation: getting out of conflict”, Itinéraire Entreprise – 8 July 2021


“International mediation”, DU/LLM International Business Litigation of the University Paris Est Créteil – 9 June 2021

David Lutran spoke at the DU/LLM International Business Litigation of the University of Paris Est Créteil, on the topic “International mediation”. He taught international mediation during an 8-hour module, followed by a mediation simulation.


DESU Law and practice of mediation and negotiation in business law, University of Aix Marseille – 4 June 2021

David Lutran spoke at the DESU Law and practice of mediation and negotiation in business law at the University of Aix Marseille – 4 June 2021. He outlined the contributions of the Singapore Convention to international mediation and demonstrated that it embodies international transactional justice.

conference & webinar

“Junction between expectations and experiences for an effective and efficient Tunisian mediation”, Altana Avocats (France) and El Ajeri Lawyers (Tunisia) – 15 April 2021

Alongside Mohamed Lotfi El Ajeri, Raouda Sammoudi, Chiraz Abid, Jan Kayser, Christophe Lapp, Alessia Sialino, Georges Feghalli and Marie-Anne Bastin, Maitre Lutran spoke about the role of the mediator in assisting the parties to find a tailor-made solution.

CONFeRENCE & webinar

Inaugural conference for the launch of the certified mediation training in Africa organised in partnership with the Edge Institute (Dakar, Senegal) – 6 April 2021

David Lutran speaks at the Edge Institute’s training course on the mediation process as developed by Thomas Fiutak, and on the usefulness of the Singapore Convention on Mediated Settlement Agreements.

Jury member

“Commercial Mediation Competition” organised by the Paris Mediation and Arbitration Centre – from 15 to 19 March 2021

Each year, the competition brings together more than a hundred students who compete in a series of simulated mediations, in which they play the role of mediator. The students are judged by a jury of professionals from the legal, economic and judicial worlds.


“Investment mediation in Africa”, University of Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas – 15 January 2021

David Lutran discussed with the students of the DU International Economic Law in Africa  the interest of developing investment mediation in Africa.


Co-organisation of three webinars on mediation in Africa – 30 November to 14 December

Alongside Alain Fénéon, Romain Carayol and Mamary Diarra, David Lutran spoke on the following topics: (1) “General introduction to mediation in Africa” (30 November 2020); (2) “The mediation process and its ethical aspects” (7 December 2020); (3) “Understanding the practice of mediation and its interest through experience feedback”.


Master Justice, Trials and Procedures (Justice and Mediation course) at the Polytechnic University of Valenciennes (UPHF)

David Lutran taught a 20-hour course on civil mediation in the 2020-2021 academic year.


International Mediation Institute (IMI) – 2021

IMI’s aim is to develop transparency in the world of mediation, while raising the standards of competence. To this end, it ensures the quality of the mediators it certifies, in particular by attesting to their competence in the practice of mediation.

AWARDS & Distinction

Décideurs Magazine

The firm has been ranked “Excellent” in mediation and ” Highly reputed” in commercial litigation by the Guide Décideurs Litigation & Arbitration, 2020-2021 and 2021-2022.

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