CPR in the News: CPR Pledge Mentioned in Iberian Lawyer

Iberian Lawyer recently published an interesting article about dispute resolution trends in Spain and Portugal.

In the piece, Araoz & Rueda partner Cliff Hendel noted, “Legislation is not the answer, the most effective changes are bottom up, not top-down. In the US, institutions like CPR [the International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution] have successfully encouraged hundreds of companies to adopt a policy statement saying they will consider alternative dispute resolution [ADR]."

Hendel added that the CPR Pledge has been effective in overcoming the “typical reluctance of an executive or in-house counsel to suggest an attempt at mediation, for fear that the suggestion might be considered an acknowledgement of weakness.”

To read the Iberian Lawyer article in its entirety, click here