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Co-Chair
Federico Antich

Co-Chair
Martin Hauser

Mediation Committee

The Mediation Committee focuses on laws, practices and procedures relating to the mediation, conciliation, and negotiation of transnational disputes, as well as other alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes.

About the Committee

The Mediation Committee focuses on laws, practices and procedures relating to the mediation, conciliation, and negotiation of transnational disputes, as well as other alternative dispute resolution (ADR) processes. The committee seeks to advance the information available to the international legal community about such processes and techniques for implementing them; to contribute to the development of improved practices and ethical standards in the field; and to draw attention to legal developments and problems relating to mediation and ADR. Additionally, the Mediation Committee works with the following IBA committees to form the Dispute Resolution Section:

Forthcoming conferences and webinars View All Conferences

CDRC: Consensual Dispute Resolution competition Vienna

On the 16 - 20 July the Consensual Dispute Resolution (CDR) competition Vienna will be taking place. This five-day event consists of teams from universities around the world competing in dispute resolution by debating and stimulating a legal negotiation. In a series of real-world problems, competitors must utlise their meditation and negotiation skills to successfully resolve a settlement that best serves the needs of both parties. The competitors will be evaluated and provided feedback by experts.

This is an innovative type of educational competition combining the arts and skills of mediation and negotiation. It connects CDR experts of the future and offers learning and exchanging opportunities worldwide.

To read more about this event please visit this webpage

From the Co-Chairs - Mediation Committee December 2021

Covid-19 has highlighted the importance of dialogue and connection and the need for the collaborative engagement by communities and professionals in dispute resolution domestically and internationally. Sharing best practice and responses to Covid-19 with international counterparts will continue to be important in the coming days. The Mediation Committee looks forward to continuing to engage with our members and expand the discourse and dialogue on mediation during these difficult times.

Released on Dec 20, 2021

Mediation Committee questionnaire 2021

Mediation Committee officers give their views on effective mediation, the future of mediation and a fun fact about themselves. With Federico Antich, Martin Hauser, Shreyas Jayasimha, Michael McIlwrath and Joe Tirado

Released on Dec 20, 2021

The Italian model of mediation: an update

On 20th March 2010 Italy took the big step to enact a legal instrument (Legislative Decree 4 March 2010 n. 28) to embrace Mediation as a way to reduce the heavy workload of the judiciary and more generally to promote a sustainable approach to dispute resolution in civil and commercial matters.

Released on Dec 20, 2021

Why are intellectual property disputes particularly suitable for negotiation and mediation?

Many times, I have been intrigued to find that in a negotiation the parties evaluate their intellectual property rights differently than in a parallel legal process. I will first present two anonymized disputes resulting from my practice as a negotiator and mediator, before asking the question of what determines the value of intellectual property rights

Released on Dec 20, 2021

Subcommittees and other groups

The Mediation Committee also coordinates the activities of the following subcommittees/working groups.

  • Mediation Committee Advisory Board
  • Mediation Techniques Subcommittee
  • State Mediation Subcommittee
  • Young Mediators Subcommittee