Invitation to a Pre-Launch Event: Shaping the Future of Global Commercial Mediation Services
Did you know that users reported that their level of comfort to use mediation would increase further if they knew how to find a competent and trustworthy mediator? Wouldn’t it be great to have a bespoke mediator matching service – tailor-made to fit the users’ needs, without all the costs and limitations associated with institutional mediation?
We cordially invite you to attend a peer consultation and pre-launch meeting to discuss a new initiative that aims to transform the way corporate users and their legal counsel can access and work with highly skilled mediators across borders.
Mundi Mediatores is a network of top-tier international commercial mediators headquartered in the Netherlands. The event, organized in partnership with the International Mediation Institute (IMI), is a soft launch of Mundi Mediatores, an initiative to assist sophisticated commercial parties in finding the most appropriate mediators for each case, based on the specific procedural and subject-matter related needs of the disputants, and building upon the standards of excellence set by IMI. The event is open to all mediators (whether or not IMI certified or qualified at this stage) and all users and stakeholders involved in dispute resolution or prevention.
Why Mundi Mediatores?
The most recent SIDRA International Dispute Resolution Survey Report shows that mediation stakeholders are seeking diversity in the person of the mediator and users are also seeking diversity of mediation practice models.
Besides experience and ethical conduct of the mediator, users view industry/issue-specific knowledge or subject matter expertise of mediators as very important (89%), however only 56% are satisfied with their mediator in this respect. In the mediator community there are discussions whether the mediator’s expertise should be just on the process or also subject matter related. Sadly, many users are requesting, but missing, diversity and subject matter expertise. This is a missed opportunity because mediation is a user-driven process where party-autonomy and empowerment are well-established guidelines.
The IMI’s worldwide mediator certification scheme recognises that mediators approach their practice in diverse ways. Mundi Mediatores will connect users with diversity in the choice of mediators as well as mediation practice models and subject-matter expertise.
Date & Time:
Wednesday, 10 May 2023 | 15h30-17h00 CEST (3:30-5:00 PM CEST)
In-person + Online (WebEx)
Amsterdam, the Netherlands at Houthoff lawfirm
This event is offered free of charge but registration is mandatory.