Cross Cultural Mediation: American and European Perspectives

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Foley Hoag LLP
1540 Broadway, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10036

Companies increasingly focus on mediation to resolve their international business disputes. They often seek to adopt a speedier, less expensive, and more flexible approach to dispute-resolution than traditional litigation or arbitration. Mediation can offer parties a culturally sensitive mechanism to resolve their disputes, and some courts in the United States actually require litigants to consider mediation and other forms of ADR as soon as a complaint is filed. 
This seminar was an opportunity to discuss mediation with experienced mediators and practitioners from the United States and Europe. It was also an opportunity to present the new CPR European Mediation & ADR Guide, a practical tool to help in-house counsel understand the benefits of mediation and to use it effectively to resolve commercial disputes.
Speakers included:

Erin Gleason Alvarez, Assistant Vice President, Global Head of ADR Programs, AIG

Olivier P. André, Vice President, International and Dispute Resolution Services, CPR Institute

Noah Hanft, President & CEO, CPR Institute

Richard L. Mattiaccio, Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP, CPR Distinguished Neutral

Alexander J. Oddy, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

Isabelle Robinet-Muguet, General Counsel International Laws and Contracts, Orange

Daniel Schimmel, Foley Hoag LLP, CPR Distinguished Neutral

This event was supported by The French-American Foundation (US), CIArb (New York Branch), the NYS Bar Dispute Resolution Section and the New York International Arbitration Center (NYIAC). 

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