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CPR AND CMAP Enter Into Historic Agreement To Recognize Respective Pledges Promoting ADR

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Wendi Chason

Paris, France, March 1, 2013 – 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 Mutual Recognition Agreement to promote their respective ADR pledges as mutually supportive of each other.  The purpose of this unique collaboration is to increase alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes worldwide and to strengthen each organization’s efforts to do so through pledges, charters and commitments. In this agreement, CPR and CMAP mutually recognize the CPR Corporate Policy Statement on Alternatives to Litigation, the CPR 21st Century Corporate ADR Pledge and CMAP’s The Companies’ Charter for Mediation.

Kathy A. Bryan, CPR’s President & CEO, and Sophie Henry, CMAP’s Secretary General, both underline the benefits of this collaboration: “The purpose of this unique mutual agreement is to magnify the power and reach of our respective pledges.  It will serve to expand CPR and CMAP’s international reach to benefit their members. Indeed, this unique agreement will result in greater promotion and use of ADR internationally by providing both organizations’ users with a more extensive list of signatories to supporting ADR pledges and charters domestically 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 liaisons, retired judges, highly-experienced neutrals, and leading academics.  CPR accomplishes its mission by harnessing the expertise of these leading legal minds who challenge the way the world solves conflict for generations to come. CPR is once again challenging the way the world solves conflict by introducing the 21st Century Corporate ADR Pledge that will systemically change the way global business and their leaders resolve complex commercial disputes.  For more information, 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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