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New York, NY, February 10, 2016 – The International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR) is pleased to announce that its European Mediation & ADR Guide is now available in Spanish. 

Developed under the leadership of CPR’s European Advisory Board (EAB), a highly experienced and distinguished group of sophisticated practitioners and users from Europe’s leading law firms and corporations, the guide is aimed at corporations operating in Europe and beyond to assist them in understanding and taking full advantage of the range of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes available to them.  The Spain-resident members of CPR’s European Advisory Board include Bernado Cremades, partner of B. Cremades y Asociados, Clifford J. Hendel, partner of Araoz & Rueda Abogados, S.L.P., Javier Fernández-Samaniego partner of Bird & Bird, and Javier Ramirez Iglesias, Vice-President of HP, Inc.

The EAB Mediation & ADR Guide provides a valuable overview of the most widely used processes (particularly in the area of mediation) and when they might be suitable, with practical suggestions on how to make use of them. Compiling links to an extensive range of additional materials and practical resources for more in-depth information, the Guide also incorporates a brief introduction to arbitration.

Because of variations among the national laws of the European Union Member States, the Guide does not provide legal advice on using ADR processes. Instead users are advised to seek legal counsel in the appropriate jurisdiction(s) on their particular circumstances. 

“CPR is committed to using its global resources to help businesses around the world prevent and resolve commercial disputes effectively and cost effectively,” said Noah Hanft, President & CEO of CPR.  “We are excited to offer the EAB Mediation & ADR Guide in Spanish and soon French and Italian. This Guide will be the go-to dispute resolution resource for legal and business professionals in Europe.”

“The availability of this state-of-the-art Guide in Spanish will help bring CPR’s wealth of experience with mediation and ADR to corporations and corporate counsel in Spain and Spanish-speaking Latin American countries, at a time when companies across the globe are looking increasingly for economical and efficient alternatives to litigation and arbitration. The publication of the Spanish version of the Guide is expected to help accelerate the understanding and embracement of mediation and ADR in the Spanish-speaking world,” added Jean-Claude Najar, International Counsel at Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP, who is the Chair of CPR’s European Advisory Board.

About CPR:

CPR is an independent nonprofit organization that, for more than 35 years, has helped global businesses prevent and resolve commercial disputes effectively and efficiently. Our membership consists of top corporations and law firms, academic and government institutions, and leading mediators and arbitrators around the world. CPR is unique as: (1) a thought leader, driving a global dispute resolution culture; (2) a developer of cutting-edge tools and resources, powered by the collective innovation of its membership; and (3) an ADR provider offering innovative, practical arbitration rules, mediation and other dispute resolution procedures, and neutrals worldwide. For more information, please visit