Mediation and ADR
‘Mediation’ is a structured process, however named or referred to, whereby two or more parties to a dispute attempt by themselves, on a voluntary basis, to reach an agreement on the settlement of their dispute with the assistance of a mediator.
This process may be initiated by the parties or suggested or ordered by a court or prescribed by the law of a Member State. It includes mediation conducted by a judge who is not responsible for any judicial proceedings concerning the dispute in question. It excludes attempts made by the court or the judge seised to settle a dispute in the course.
Mediation is a flexible process by which disputes are resolved by the parties themselves with the assistance of a third party, the Mediator. Mediation is quick, with low costs and in case conflict is resolved, the relationship between the parties is rescued. Moreover, since the decision is mutually agreed, they are usually executes, thus avoiding further litigation.
Our firm has attorneys that are accredited as mediators and can assist our clients as mediators or as attorneys in mediation procedures. Since, litigation is not always the most proper way to find a solution to a dispute, we assist our clients in choosing the most appropriated mean of resolving their disputes ( mediation, arbitration, facilitation etc.)