Mediation Locations
Netherlands, Belgium
MA languages
MA Current position and background
Current positions:

Partner in Schonewille & Schonewille Legal Mediation

Mediator in private practice Hoefnagels Family Mediation


Fred used to be a civil law notary, a member of the Dutch parliament and a university teacher/researcher (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)

Fred is a frequently invited speaker and the author of several publications.
MA main mediation advocacy practice areas
Family cases: inheritance, divorce, premarital mediation and family business cases
MA Mediation advocacy experience
Mediation advocacy experience in several family cases (inheritance, divorce mediation and premarital mediation).

Is frequently asked to represent a party in negotiations because of his mediation attitude.
MA Description of mediation advocacy style
Professional, dedicated and realistic style; firm on substance while building and maintaining rapport with the other party and their counsel, as well as the mediator. Flexible and interest-focused.
MA Code of professional conduct
ACB Mediation Rules and ACB Code of Conduct.
MA Complaint process
ACB foundation and STM (Stichting Tuchtrechtspraak Mediators).
MA Professional indemnity insurance
Yes. Insurance company is HDI-Gerling (details to be provided).
MA Feedback digest
Reviewer: Drs. Smits George ( )
Latest Update: 7 May 2015

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MA Professional affiliations
ACB certified Legal Family Mediator

Registered Mediator MfN

Pepperdine University, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution (Mediating the litigated case)

Member VVFM (Vereniging van Forensisch Mediators)

Member VMSN
MA Fee rate
Depending on the complexity of the case like the amount of parties involved and financial value, hourly fees range from € 175 to €350,- (ex VAT).
MA References
Result ADR Amsterdam: Felix Merks -

ACB: Annet Draaijer -

Schonewille & Schonewille Legal Mediation: Manon Schonewille –
MA Social media
LinkedIn and Twitter (Schonewille & Schonewille Legal Mediation).
MA Mediation advocacy education and training
Basisopleiding Mediation (Hans van der Hoeven en Hans Loots), 1997

Echtscheidingsmediation (Lime Tree, 1999)

Masterclass Mediation prof. G.P. Hoefnagels (2002 - 2004)

Forensische Mediation (Hoefnagels en Van Leuven, 2004)

Intercultural Dispute Resolution (Straus Institute, Pepperdine University Malibu, 2011)

Nalatenschapsmediation (Stichting Nalatenschapsmediation, 2013)

Mediating the Litigated Case (Straus Institute, Pepperdine University Malibu, 2014)
MA Mediation advocacy teaching and mentoring
Utrecht University: Mediation in the Dutch Legal Practice and Minor Mediation

Schonewille & Schonewille: Legal Mediation and other courses

Hoefnagels Family Mediation: Divorce Mediation

Stichting Nalatenschapsmediation: specialisatieopleiding nalatenschapsmediation

Stichting Prenups: Premarital Mediation

Docent cursussen en trainingen over mediation, relatievermogensrecht, erfrecht en notariële ethiek voor onder andere SDU, Kluwer, de KNB en de VMSN
MA Mediation advocacy publications
The Variegated Landscape of Mediation. A comparative study of mediation regulation and practices in Europe and the World (2014)

Several articles and contributions to books (


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