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CPR and CMAP Enter into Historic Agreement to Exchange Neutrals

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Wendi Chason, Vice President & Director of Marketing
CPR: International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution

Paris, France, October 9, 2012
– Today, the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR) and the Paris-based Centre de Médiation et d’Arbitrage de Paris (CMAP) entered into a historic agreement enabling each of these organizations to exchange the names of their highly qualified French-English bilingual arbitrators and mediators (neutrals) who are competent to handle complex commercial cross-border disputes with billions of dollars at issue.

The purpose of this unique collaboration is to promote the use of mediation, arbitration, and other alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes worldwide. The mediators and arbitrators chosen to be a part of this agreement have met stringent training and experience criteria to ensure the highest quality of service.

“CPR has spent more than 30 years changing the way the world resolves conflict. This exciting alliance supports our efforts to promote the greater use of ADR processes throughout Europe and the world. Our members are large global corporations and will significantly benefit from the greater use of mediation and arbitration internationally and by accessing this elite list of bilingual highly credentialed bilingual neutrals for their complex international disputes,” said Kathy A. Bryan, CPR’s President & CEO.

Sophie Henry, CMAP’s Secretary General, underlines the benefits of this collaboration: “The purpose of this unique alliance is to expand CPR and CMAP’s international reach to benefit their members. Indeed, this unique, first of its kind alliance, will result in greater promotion and use of ADR internationally by providing both organizations’ users with a more extensive list of elite bilingual neutrals who can handle complex commercial matters locally and abroad.”

About CPR:
CPR is the only independent non-profit organization whose mission is to help global business and their lawyers resolve complex commercial disputes more cost effectively and efficiently. For over 30 years, the legal community has trusted CPR to deliver superior arbitrators and mediators and innovative solutions to business conflict. CPR’s membership comprises an elite group of ADR trailblazers, including executives and legal counsel from the world’s most successful companies and global law firms, government officials, retired judges, highly-experienced neutrals, and leading academics. For more information on CPR, please visit

About CMAP:
CMAP (Centre de Médiation et d’Arbitrage de Paris) was founded in 1995 by the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry as a non-profit organization. It is the leading French, and one of the leading European, centres for the management and resolution of commercial disputes. Indeed, CMAP’s varied range of services offers companies innovative, effective ways to resolve disputes at a reasonable cost. CMAP also created a Pledge for the promotion of the ADR in the commercial field.

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