CPR is committed to expanding ADR use across borders and cultures. Our work includes advocacy and educational activities designed to increase understanding and efficient use of dispute resolution worldwide.
To achieve this, CPR collaborates with institutions, companies, and law firms around the world to develop programs specifically tailored to needs in those regions.
In addition, as part of its Public Policy CPR International Project, CPR provides resources to delegations around the world that are seeking to learn more about dispute resolution and, when requested, hosts delegations for information sharing sessions at its offices in New York City.
As a member of CPR I have the great opportunity to interact with a well experienced global litigation team and to be continuously updated about the hot topics in ADR.
— Camila Biral Vieira da Cunha Martins
Partner, Demarest Advogados
As disruptive technologies are changing the way European companies operate globally, CPR connects you to excellent sources of knowledge and information you need now, more than ever.
— Ralf Lindbäck
Vice President, Legal Affairs and Services | Wärtsilä Corporation
Through an active and diverse local board, CPR has been driving the way the Brazilian legal community perceives and embraces alternative mechanisms to resolve business disputes. In a jurisdiction such as Brazil, with significant levels of litigation, this is not a small achievement. The CPR Brazil Advisory Board brings just the right balance between CPR’s global reach and experience and Brazil’s unique features as a developing economy.
— Gabriel Costa
Shell Brasil Petróleo Ltda.
CPR’s precious resources, powerful events and non-stop trust-building efforts have, over the past years, contributed immensely to the expansion of ADR in Brazil. By connecting businesses, public officials and academia in the country, CPR is paving the way for the smarter dispute resolution of the future.
— Daniel Arbix
Head of Legal, Google Brazil
CPR is a global network of highly qualified practitioners devoted to dispute resolution and prevention. CPR Members collaborate to organize cutting-edge international conferences, webinars, in-house counsel roundtables and to produce guidelines and protocols to promote best practices in dispute prevention and resolution worldwide.
— Rafael Francisco Alves
Partner, L.O. Baptista
CPR is the meeting point for prominent dispute resolution professionals and in-house lawyers to share experiences, common legal issues and procedures, as well as best practices, for solving disputes in an efficient timely manner.
— Juan Antonio Ruiz Garcia
Partner, Cuatrecasas, Goncalves Pereira, S.L.P
Many organizations focus on a specific method of resolving disputes, such as arbitration or mediation. CPR takes a holistic approach and is interested in the effective resolution of business disputes, whatever pathway is needed to get there. With that objective in mind, they scan broadly to identify and understand trends, strategies, tools and emerging technologies. CPR also balances international and local perspectives; they are attuned to different cultural approaches to dispute resolution. This broad, flexible lens is important to those of us working in Europe’s diverse legal landscape. I value the opportunity to look at the bigger picture.
— Kevin G. Smith
Managing Counsel, Global Litigation, Shell International B.V.
CPR is the perfect environment to connect you with the right people and share experiences about any dispute resolution matters.
— Vilma Toshie Kutomi
Partner, Mattos Filho, Veiga Filho, Marrey Jr e Quiroga Advogados
CPR provides an opportunity to meet leaders in law to discuss and implement changes in the culture of preventing and resolving legal conflicts.
— Maurice Kuitems
Managing General Counsel, Fluor
CPR membership is the best way for professionals to share ADR experience and culture in a way that enhances both their practices and ADR overall.
— Marina Kralj Miliša
General Counsel, Končar
CPR has been a lighthouse for the development of mediation in Brazil. The organization has generously shared their historical high quality resources in ADR; inspired us and participated in some of the most important initiatives for the country’s mediation community, such as the Brazilian Mediation Pledge of 2014.
— Diego Faleck
Partner, Faleck & Associados
CPR is the greatest global ADR think tank. Membership provides to me access to cutting edge issues, and valuable resources for addressing them.
— Joaquim de Paiva Muniz
Partner, Trench, Rossi e Watanabe Advogados
CPR is a truly innovative and dynamic organization that has offered me invaluable opportunities to meet, and learn from, highly qualified and motivated thought-leaders in dispute resolution. My various activities with CPR help me be a better partner to my clients.
— Vanessa Alarcon Duvanel
Counsel, King & Spalding
CPR is on the cutting edge of best practices and thought leadership in the areas of resolution, management and avoidance of business disputes. The EAB serves to bring that leadership to Europe and to bring the views and experience of some of Europe’s leading dispute resolvers, managers and avoiders to CPR. For me, participating in this mutual exchange has been an illuminating and satisfying way to understand and hopefully mould the world of international disputes, and to get to know better some of the key players of today and tomorrow in this area.
— Clifford Hendel
CPR is one of the main instruments that in-house lawyers can rely on to be connected to the best ADR professionals in Brazil and worldwide. In addition to offering valuable professional growth, CPR helps us save costs and support the implementation of an organizational ADR culture.
— Adelmo M. Machado
Legal Diretor, Assurant Seguradora
Participating in CPR's European Advisory Board provides a unique forum for in house counsel and private practice lawyers from common law and civil law traditions, to exchange ideas and develop tools to enhance the resolution of disputes in Europe and across borders.
— Alex Oddy
Partner, Litigation & Arbitration Division, Herbert Smith Freehills
I have always been convinced that CPR was one of the main instruments we could use in Europe to promote and foster a favorable ADR culture because of the long history of success those in the US have already experienced.
— Stefano Catelani
Former Corporate Counsel, Dupont
Manager, International Programs
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