IMI Independent Standards Commission

The Independent Standards Commission establishes the criteria, standards and related materials for IMI Certification. Its members, who are all thought leaders in the mediation field in their own right, contribute their time and expertise in their personal capacities and their views are not necessarily representative of the organizations with which they are affiliated.

 

Role of the IMI Independent Standards Commission


The IMI Independent Standards Commission has been convened by IMI for several governance purposes:

  • Providing advanced thought leadership
  • Setting high competency standards for mediators
  • Reviewing and approving programmes to qualify mediators for IMI Certification
  • Ensuring continuing quality control of approved programmes
  • Monitoring the IMI Code of Professional Conduct
  • Appointing assessors to review Code of Professional Conduct complaints
  • Proposing and approving enhancements to IMI's Vision and Mission.
Members of the IMI Independent Standards Commission bring their expertise together into ISC Committees and Task-forces to work on with IMI. 
 
To read the ISC Structure and Protocols, click here
 

ISC Executive Committee

Co-Chair Judith P. Meyer, USA

Commercial Mediator;  Principal, JPMeyer Associates;  Fellow, the International Academy of Mediators and the American College of Civil Trial Mediators;  Settlement Judge Pro Tem for the Commercial Court of Philadelphia; Member of the mediator panels of AAA Mediation, Construction Dispute Resolution Systems, US-China Business Mediation Center and CPR Institute; Haverford, PA.

Co-Chair Constantin-Adi Gavrilă, Romania

Director, Craiova Mediation Center; Past President, Mediation Centers Union of Romania; Bucharest. Adi is also a Co-Chair of the IMI ISC Appraisals Committee. @Adi_Gavrila

Mark Appel, Malta

Independent international Arbitrator, Mediator, Consultant, Trainer and Principal at Appel Dispute Resolution.  Mark is the Chair of the IMI Investor State Mediation Task Force.

Ana Maria Maia Gonçalves, Malaysia

Lawyer, Teacher, Mediator and organizational developer, founder of Convirgente, President of Instituto de Certificação e Formação de Mediadores Lusófonos. Based in Malaysia, Ana is working in major Portuguese-speaking countries. Ana is the Chair of the IMI Online Dispute Resolution Task Force. @anamariamaiag

 

Margaret Halsmith, Australia

Chair of Resolution Institute (also known as LEADR & IAMA); Member of ADRAC (Australian Dispute Resolution Advisory Council); Member of Executive Committee EMAN (Elder Mediation Australasian Network); Mentor in ‘So You Want To Be A Leader?’; Founding Member of International Advisory Board if Afghanistan Centre for Commercial Dispute Resolution. @HalsmithDisRes

Jeremy Lack, Switzerland

Representative of the Swiss Chamber of Commercial Mediation (Section Romande) (SCCM), Geneva;  Jeremy is a member of the Executive Committee of the IMI Joint International Task Force on Mixed Mode Dispute Resolution and Coordinator of the IMI Global Pound Conference Series 2016-2017. @jeremy_lack

James South, UK

Director of Training, Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR). James is a Chair of the IMI ISC Task Force on Standards for Training Programs and Competency Criteria for Assessors and Trainers. @JamesS_CEDR

Professor Ellen Waldman, USA

Professor of Law, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego; Author and Editor, Mediation Ethics - Cases & Commentaries, 2011. Ellen is a Chair of the IMI ISC Ethics Committee.


 

ISC Members  

Prof. Harold (Hal) Abramson

Professor of Law, Touro College Jacob D. Fuchberg Law Center; Author, Mediation Representation – Advocating as a Problem-Solver (in any country or culture). Member of IMI Mediation Advocacy Taskforce and Inter-Cultural Task Force.

Peter S. Adler, Ph.D

President, The Keystone Center; Author of Eye-of-the-Storm Leadership; trainer in multi-party negotiation and problem-solving; Keystone, Colorado

Michal Alberstein

SJD Harvard University; LLB, BA, Tel-Aviv University; associate professor at The Faculty of Law, Bar-Ilan University, Israel, member of IMI ethics Committee.

Professor Nadja Alexander

Editor, Global Trends in Mediation; Author, International & Comparative Mediation (2009); Professor of Conflict Resolution at Shue Yan University, Hong Kong;  Adjunct Professor of Law at Murdoch University, Australia; Honorary Research Fellow at University of Witwatersrand, South Africa  

Claude Amar

Secretary General, Académie de la Médiation; President, Institut Français de Certification des Mediateurs;  Paris 

Jeffrey M. Aresty

President, Internet Bar Organisation (IBO) - US. Member of IMI ODR Task Force. @jeffaresty

Toe Su Aung

General Counsel AIT, British American Tobacco, London; Director and President, the International Trademark Association, New York, NY

Helena de Backer

Member, Belgian Federal Mediation Commission; Chair, UIA Mediation and Conflict Prevention Commission; Vice-Chair Brussels Business Mediation Center;  Founder, DS De Backer & Bastin; Brussels

Adolfo Braga Neto

Vice-Chair, National Council of Mediation and Arbitration Institutes of Brasil (CONIMA); Chairman of the Board, Brasilian Institute of Mediation & Arbitration (IMAB); member of the Steering Committee, World Mediation Forum; Mediator and Trainer; São Paulo

Francois Bogacz 

Mediator, business executive, co-founder of Convirgente, Portugal. Member of IMI Appraisal Committee. @FBogacz

John Brand

Attorney and ADR specialist at Bowman Gilfillan Attorneys, South Africa, practicing CEDR accredited commercial and employment mediator, director of Conflict Dynamics cc, director of Tokiso Dispute Resolution (Pty) Ltd., member of the advisory Board of the African Centre for Dispute Settlement (ACDS), co-Chairperson of the African Mediation Association and co-author of "Labour Dispute Resolution" published by JUTAS; Johannesburg. Member of the IMI Ethics Committee. @johnbrand11

Kevin Brown

President, Mediation International - Spain; QAP Manager. Member of IMI ODR Task Force. Spain.

Suzana. M. Blades

Counsel International Arbitrations, Conocophillips, (Houston, Texas, USA) 

Colin Brown

Legal Officer, Directorate General for  Trade, European Commission (Brssels, BE). Member of the IMI Investor-State Mediation Task Force. 

Ramona Buck

Commissioner at the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, Washington, DC. Public Policy Director of the Maryland Mediation and Conflict Resolution Office (MACRO), Founding member and former Co-Chair of the Certification Committee at Maryland Council for Dispute Resolution, USA

Andrew Burr

Adjudicator, Arbitrator and Barrister, Atkin Chambers; Past Chairman, European Branch, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators; General Editor, Construction Law Journal (Sweet & Maxwell); Assistant Editor, Delay and Disruption in Construction Contracts (Informa); London. @Burr4Burr

Jessica Carter

Mediation Specialist - New Zealand. Jessica Carter is a conflict resolution specialist, mediator, coach and trainer. Member of IMI ODR Task Force.

Eileen Carroll

Commercial Mediator; Deputy Chief Executive, CEDR; CoAuthor, International Mediation - The Art of Business Diplomacy; London. @EileenC_CEDR

Christian-Radu Chereji

Founder of Transylvanian Institute of Mediation, lead trainer and national assessor of mediators, member of the Mediation Council National Consultative Committee, Romania. Member of IMI Appraisal Committee.

Kenneth Cloke

President, Mediators Beyond Borders; Director, Center for Dispute Resolution; Mediator, trainer and lecturer; Author of many books including: Mediating Dangerously, Conflict Revolution and The Crossroads of Conflict; Santa Monica, California. Member of IMI Ethics Committee. @kencloke

Jack J. Coe Jr.

Professor of Law, Pepperdine University, Malibu, FL, USA. Member of the IMI Investor-State Mediation Task Force.

Pascal Comvalius

Mediator, Erickson Mediation Institute, board member at the Academy of Professional Family Mediators (APFM), QAP manager, USA. Pascal is Co-Chair of the IMI Appraisal Committee.

Franco Conforti

Lecturer in Negotiation at the Open University of Catalonia (UOC) and Director of Acuerdo Justo®. Spain. Member of IMI ODR Task Force. @franco_conforti

Silvia Constain

Fellow, Weatherhead School of International Relations, Harvard University (Cambridge, MA, USA) Member of the IMI Investor-State Mediation Task Force.

Scott Cooper

VP for Policy and Government Relations at the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). USA. Member of IMI ODR Task Force.

Pablo Cortés

Senior Lecturer, School of Law, University of Leicester - UK. Member of IMI ODR Task Force. @pablo_cortes_d

Conrad Daly

Consultant at the World Bank and Counsel at GRC Counsel LLP. Secretary of the IMI Investor-State Mediation Task Force.

Professor Dr. Renate Dendorfer

Director and Founder of the Business Mediation Program at the Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University; Member of the German Bar Association's Dispute Resolution Committee; Mediator, Mediation Trainer, Arbitrator and Partner of HEUSSEN Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH, Munich

Kitty Duell

Mediator, Trainer, Coach - The Netherlands. Member of IMI ODR Task Force.

Alberto Elisavetsky

Founder and Director of Online Dispute Resolution, Latin America. Member of IMI ODR Task Force. @elisavetsky

Roberto Echandi

Lead Private Sector Specialist, Trade and Competitiveness Global Practise, IFC World Bank Group (Washington, DC, USA) Member of the IMI Investor-State Mediation Task Force.

Karen Erwin

President of The Mediators' Institute of Ireland and Council Member of the Irish Commercial Mediators Association; Founder & Principal, Erwin Mediation Services; Dublin 

Dr Frank Fowlie

Ombudsman, WMO (Formerly ICANN) - Canada. Member of IMI ODR Task Force. @InternetOmbuds

Susan D. Franck

Professor of Law, American University, Washington School of Law (Washington DC, USA) Member of the IMI Investor-State Mediation Task Force. @susanfranck

Jason Fry

Partner and global Co-Head of the International Arbitration Group, Clifford Chance (Paris, FR). Member of the IMI Investor-State Mediation Task Force. 

Ulrike Gamm

Mediator, organisational development consultant, trainer; founder and managing director of Konfliktkultur – Kulturkonflikt, Vienna; co- founder of the International Summer School on Business Mediation, Austria

Thierry Garby

President, Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA) World Forum of Mediation Centres; Paris

Andrew Gibson

Founder, Beyond Conflict, Mediator, Trainer. QAP manager, Ireland. IMI Appraisal Committee member.

Ewa Gmurzynska

Director, Center for American Law Studies at Warsaw University (program of University of Florida); Co-director and lecturer, Center for Amicable Dispute Resolution at Warsaw University Faculty of Law; Vice President, Council for ADR Dispute and Conflict Resoltution at the Polish Ministry of Justice; Mediator; Warsaw.  Member of IMI Mediation Advocacy Task Force.

Martin Gramatikov

Head of Measurement & Evaluation, The Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of the Law, Bulgaria/NL. Member of IMI ODR Task Force.

Henrique Gomm Neto

Lecturer, Business Law, Parana Federal University, Brazil. Member of IMI Appraisal Committee.

Aloysius Goh

Managing Director of Peacemakers Consulting, Teacher, NUS Law School, Associate Mediator, Singapore Mediation Centre and Primary Dispute Resolution Centre, Singapore. Member of IMI Appraisal Committee.

Andrew Goodman

Barrister and Bencher of Inner Temple. Mediation and Mediation Advocacy Trainer, England & Wales Bar, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and ABA Rule of Law Program.  Convenor, SCMA - Standing Conference of Mediation Advocates. Author of over 40 books including "Mediation Advocacy" 2010.  FCIArb and CEDR Accredited Mediator (1993). London. Member of IMI Appraisal Committee and Mediation Advocacy Task Force. @GoodmanSCMA

Gigi de Groot

Founding member, the Dutch Chamber of Commerce in Sweden;  Stockholm. Member of IMI Inter-Cultural Task Force.

Professor Dwight Golann

Professor of Law, Suffolk University Law School. Boston.

Rafael Guillermo Bernal Gutierrez

Director, Bogotá Chamber of Commerce Arbitration and Conciliation Centre.

Olfa Hamdi

Founder, Advanced Work Packaging Institute (San Francisco, CA, USA). Member of the IMI Investor-State Mediation Task Force. @OlfaHaamdi

Sophie Henry 

General Manager, CMAP - Centre de Médiation et d'Arbitrage; Paris

Angela Herberholz

Champion and Founder of Young Mediators Initiative (YMI), Mediator. Paris, France. @A_Herberholz

Ruud van Herpen L.L.M.

Chair, NMv - The Dutch Mediators Association; IMI Certified Mediator; Director and owner of MRkwadraat B.V. , Conflict Management; Tilburg area, The Netherlands. @ruudvanherpen

Jo Holland

Director, Small Claims Mediation - UK. Member of IMI ODR Task Force. 

Christopher Honeyman

Mediator; Co-Editor of The Negotiator's Fieldbook; Managing Partner, Convenor Conflict Management; Madison, WI & Washington, DC.

Patric Illigen

Lecturer, supervisor, President of Euro-ODR LTD, director of the German Mediation Academy. Member of IMI ODR Task Force.  Essen, Germany. @accanislimited

Anna Joubin-Bret

Partner, Foley Hoag, with a practice focus representing Sovereign States in international investment arbitrations.  Former Senior Legal Adviser in the Investment & Enterprise Division at UNCTAD advising Governments on international investment policies and management of investor-State disputes.  Former co-Chair of the IBA State Mediation Sub-Committee that prepared the 2012 IBA Rules for Investor-State Mediation;  Paris. Immediate Past Chair of IMI Investor State Mediation Task Force. @ajb_anna

Joanna Kalowski

International Mediator and Trainer;  Former Chair of LEADR;  Sydney. @jokalowski

Ethan Katsh

Director, National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution - US. Member of the IMI ISC ODR Task Force.

Fatma Khalifa

Counsellor, Foreign Disputes Department, Egyptian State Lawsuit Authority. Member of the IMI Investor-State Mediation Task Force. Cairo, Egypt. 

Meg Kinnear

Secretary General, ICSID World Bank Group (Washington DC, USA) 

Deniz Kite

President of Global Mediators Network, mediator, professional speaker, author, coach, poet and trainer. Member of IMI ISC Appraisal Committee. @denizkite

Katarina Kresal

Founder, ECDR - Slovenia. Member of IMI ODR Task Force.

May-Britt Kollonhof-Bruning

Co-Founder/Director, Juripax - NL. Member of IMI ODR Task Force.  

Elena Koltsaki

Lawyer-mediator based in Thessaloniki. Member of the IMI Appraisal Committee.@elenakoltsaki

Sim Khadijah Mohammed

Rajah & Tann LLP, Associate Mediator (SMC) and mediation trainer, Panel of Associate Mediators of the Subordinate Courts of Singapore. Member of the IMI Mediation Advocacy Task Force.

Nina Khouri

Senior Lecturer, University of Auckland, Barrister and Solicitor, New Zealand. Member of IMI Appraisal Committee. @NinaKhouri

Professor Illhyung Lee

Edward W. Hinton Professor of Law & Senior Fellow, Center for the Study of Dispute Resolution, University of Missouri, USA

Professor Joel Lee Tye Beng

Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore. Member of IMI Inter-Cultural Task Force.

Barton Legume

Partner, Dentons, and head of the firm's investment treaty arbitration practice with a focus representing companies in international investment arbitrations.  Former Chief of the NAFTA Arbitration Division at the US State Department.  Chair of the ABA Section of International Law.  Former co-Chair of the IBA State Mediation Sub-Committee that prepared the 2012 IBA Rules for Investor-State Mediation;  Paris. Member of IMI Investor-State Mediation Task Force.

Michael (Micky) Lichtenstein

Mediator and Neuropsychologist, Chief Consultant and Supervisor, Court Administration ADR program, Former Director of training and professional development, National Center of Conflict Resolution, Ministry of Justice, Israel. Member of the IMI Appraisal Committee.

Alan Limbury

International Mediator. Managing Director, Strategic Resolution, Sydney. Chair (2008 to 2010) of the Practice and Standards Committee of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and member of the Institute's Board of Management; Adjunct Professor (2009-2010) lecturing in Mediation of Commercial Disputes (postgraduate) University of Sydney; Chair of the Complaints Panel of the Australian Self-Medication Industry; former Chair of LEADR and of the Law Council of Australia's Dispute Resolution Committee.

Michael Lind

Chairman of LawStrategy, former managing director of ADR Group; leader of the innovative projects with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Institute of Charted Accountants in England and Wales, former President of the Bristol Law Society; UK. Member of the IMI ODR Task Force.

Alicia Lloreda

Member of the Board of Directors, International Trademark Association (INTA) and Chair of INTA's ADR Committee;  Partner, José Lloreda Camacho; Bogota

Zbynek Loebl

CEO, Youstice – Czech Republic/Slovakia. Member of IMI ODR Task Force. 

Rafael Lobo Niembro

Mexico Chair, Mediation Sub-Committee, US-Mexico Bar Association; Founding President, Mediation Association of Nuevo León; Vice President, Mexican ADR Association; Co-Director for Mexico of the USAID-ABA Project "Mediation in Mexico"; Mediator for The World Bank on Mexico and the Caribbean; Partner, DeForest Law Firm and Alinea Mediation Center and Conflict Resolution, Monterrey; Mexico

Virginie Martins de Nobrega

Lawyer, Mediator, Facilitator Practitioner, International Consultant, France. Member of IMI Appraisal Committee.

Ian Macduff

Practice Associate Professor and Director, Centre for Dispute Resolution, School of Law, Singapore Management University. Member of IMI Appraisal Committee.

Annette Magnusson

Secretary General, Arbitration Institute the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (Stockholm, SE). Member of the IMI Investor-State Mediation Task Force. 

Vilawan Mangklatanakul

Director, Treaty Section, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Thailand (Bangkok, TH)Member of the IMI Investor-State Mediation Task Force.

William Marsh

Founder Member, Independent Mediators;  Director, Conflict Management International;  Former Executive Director, CEDR; London

Antonia Masaglia

Mediator - Chamber of Arbitration of Milan, Author, Italy. Member of IMI Appraisal Committee.

Paul E. Mason

International Counsel, Arbitrator and Mediator, Brazil. Member of IMI Appraisal Committee.

Beatriz Martorello

Mediator registered in Argentina;  Chair of the Procedural and Civil Law Commission and Chair & Founder of the Mediation, Negotiation and Conciliation Center, Inter-American Bar Association (IABA);  Chief Attorney, Beatriz Martorello Law Firm;  Buenos Aires

David McCutcheon

Executive Board Member and Past President, ADR Institute of Canada Inc;  Partner, Fraser Milner Casgrain LLP; Toronto

Khory McCormick

Partner, Minter Ellison, Arbitrator, Court Accredited Mediator, CIArb Fellow, Adjunct Professor at Griffiths University, Australia. Member of IMI Mediation Advocacy Task Force.  

Michael McIlwrath

Global Chief Litigation Counsel, Oil and Gas division, General Electric.  IMI Board member. Member of the IMI Investor-State Mediation Task Force. Florence, Italy. @IntlDispute

Jim Melamed

Co-Founder/Director, Mediate.com - US. Member of IMI ODR Task Force. 

Professor Carrie Menkel-Meadow

Professor of Dispute Resolution & Civil Procedure, Georgetown University Law Center; Washington DC.

Karen Mills

Karim Syah Law Firm (Jakarta, ID) Member of the IMI Investor-State Mediation Task Force. 

Hon. Judge Jean A. Mirimanoff

Sectretary-General, Swiss Section, European Grouping of Judges for Mediation (GEMME); Geneva 

Prof. Moti Mironi ((Mordehai) Mironi

Professor of Law, Haifa University - Israel. Member of Joint International Taskforce on Mixed Mode Dispute Resolution 

F. Peter Müller

Former President, European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA);  President of the Mediation Association of German Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys;  Member of the Council of the European Communities Trade Mark Association (ECTA); former Member of the Board of Directors, International Trademark Association (INTA) and former Chair of INTA's ADR Committee; Partner, Müller Schupfner & Partner; Munich

Tina Monberg

Author, Handbook of Human Conflict Technology; Director, mediationcenter a/s; Copenhagen. @TinaMonberg

Rafal Morek

Adjunct Professor, University of Warsaw - Poland. Member of IMI ODR Task Force. 

Robert M. Nelson

Mediator & Arbitrator; Founder, NelsonADR; Author, Nelson on ADR; Ottawa


Miryana Nešić
- In memory of Miryana Nešić 

Frauke Nitschke

Senior Counsel, ICSID World Bank Group (Washington DC, USA) Member of the IMI ISC Investor-State Mediation Task Force.

Eloise Obadia

Partner, Derains & Gharavi International (Washington, DC, USA). Member of the IMI ISC Investor-State Mediation Task Force. 

Alexander Oddy

Partner,  dispute resolution, and Head of ADR,  Herbert Smith LLP;  London. Member of the IMI Mediation Advocacy Task Force.

Dr. Lola Akin Ojelabi

Senior Lecturer, School of Law, La Trobe University, Australia; a nationally accredited mediator (NMAS) .  Member of the IMI Ethics Committee. @OOAkinOjelabi

Ijeoma Ononogbu

Arbitrator and Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England & Wales, with expertise in International Dispute Resolution. Member of IMI ODR Task Force. @ijeomaononogbu

Michael Ostrove

Partner & Global Chair of the International Arbitration Group, DLA Piper (Paris, FR). Member of the IMI Investor-State Mediation Task Force. @Ostrove

Kathleen Paisley

Partner, AMBOS NBGO - Brussels. Member of Joint International Taskforce on Mixed Mode Dispute Resolution. 

Nana Papadogeorgaki

Lawyer, Mediator and Accredited Trainer of Mediators, based in Athens. Member of IMI Appraisal Committee.

Machteld Pel

Director, Court-Annexed Mediation Agency for the Netherlands Judiciary; Mediator and Mediation skills trainer;  The Netherlands

Giuseppe de Palo

International Professor of ADR Law and Practice, Hamline University School of Law, St. Paul;  Chairman of Board, ADR Center; Rome 

Ross Paull

CEO, Guided Resolution, Australia. Member of IMI ODR Task Force. 

Mirèze Philippe

Special Counsel, Secretariat of the ICC International Court of Arbitration. Member of IMI ODR Task Force. @mirezephilippe1 

Carol Powell

LEADR Australia and LEADR New Zealand Board member; member, LEADR Accreditation Committee; mediator and trainer; Editor, ADR section New Zealand Law Journal; Auckland. @carolpowell22

Daniel Rainey

U.S. National Mediation Board, Professor, Southern Methodist and Creighton University. Member of IMI ODR Task Force. 

Orna Rabinovich-Einy

Associate Professor, University of Haifa - Israel. Member of IMI ODR Task Force. 

Mohamed Abdel Raouf

Director, Cairo Regional Arbitration Centre for International Commercial Arbitration – (Cairo, EG) Member of the IMI Investor-State Mediation Task Force.

Philip Ray

Consultant, Erlangen, Germany 

Linda Reijerkerk

President, European Mediation Network Initiative - EMNI; Managing Director, Element Mediation and Consulting; Leiden, The Netherlands. Member of IMI Appraisal Committee. @L_Reijerkerk

David Richbell

Commercial mediator and trainer; Author of Mediation of Construction Disputes; former Director of Training of CEDR and founder member of MATA; London. @DRichbell_MATA

Vikki Rogers

Director of the Institute of International Commercial Law (IICL) at Pace Law School. Member of IMI ODR Task Force.  @VikkiMRogers

Eduardo Silva Romero

Partner & Co-Chair of International Arbitration global practise, Dechert (Paris, FR). Member of the IMI Investor-State Mediation Task Force. 

Graham Ross

Modria - UK/US. Member of IMI ODR Task Force. 

Yasmin Sebah

Law Lecturer, Bahrain Polytechnic. IMI of IMI Appraisal Committee.

Nazareth Serpa

Specialist in educational aspects of mediation and ADR, Brazil. Member of IMI Appraisal Committee.

Manon Schonewille

Author, Toolkit Series;  Executive Director, ACB Group;  Director of the ADR Centre for Business Foundation; The Hague. Member of the IMI Appraisal Committee. 

Bill Scouller

Director, Cloudtec - UK. Member of IMI ODR Task Force. 

Dr. Tsisana Shamlikashvili

President, Scientific and Methodological Center for Mediation and Law; CEO, United Mediation Services of Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs; editor-in-chief, “Mediation and Law. Intermediation and Conciliation”; CEDR Accredited Mediator; Moscow

Geoff Sharp

Commercial Mediator and Barrister; former Chair of the New Zealand Law Society ADR Committee;  Member of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre Panel of Mediators; Fellow of the International Academy of Mediators; Wellington. @geoffsharp63

Jeremy Sharpe

Former Chief of Investment Arbitration, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (Washington, DC, USA) Member of the IMI Investor-State Mediation Task Force. 

Aditya Shivkumar

Advocate, Co-Founder, Mediateitonline - India. Member of IMI ODR Task Force. 

Professor Tania Sourdin

Professor of Conflict Resolution, University of Queensland; Sydney. @TaniaSourdin

Margrete Stevens

Consultant, International Arbitration Practise Group, King and Spalding (Washington, DC, USA). Member of the IMI Investor-State Mediation Task Force. 

Thomas Stipanowich

Professor of Law, Pepperdine University School of Law - US. Member of Joint International Taskforce on Mixed Mode Dispute Resolution.

Veronique Fraser

Professor, Faculty of Law, University of Sherbrooke - Canada. Member of Joint International Taskforce on Mixed Mode Dispute Resolution.

Allan J. Stitt

President of ADR Chambers and the Stitt Feld Handy Group. Mediator, arbitrator, negotiation consultant, international trainer and ADR systems design specialist; Toronto. @Allan_Stitt

John Sturrock QC

Chief Executive, Core Solutions Group Ltd, Edinburgh;  Visiting Professor of Advocacy Skills & Conflict Resolution, University of Strathclyde. @jgsturrock

Edna Sussman

Independent Arbitrator and Mediator - US. Member of Joint International Taskforce on Mixed Mode Dispute Resolution. @ednasussman

Vincent Tilman

Senior Advisor, Eurochambres - Belgium. Member of IMI ODR Task Force.

Dimitra K. Triantafyllou

IMI Advocacy Taskforce, international mediator, ADR neutral and deal facilitator, trainer, practising Lawyer, JAMS Foundation Weinstein International Fellow 2011, Greece. Member of IMI Appraisal Committee and Mediation Advocacy Task Force.

Hannah F. Tümpel

Senior Counsel and Manager, International Centre for ADR, International Chamber of Commerce, Paris. Member of IMI Inter-Cultural Task Force and IMI Investor-State Mediation Task Force.

John Upchurch

Mediator;  President, Upchurch Watson White & Max; Daytona Beach, FL

Leonardo d'Urso

Chief Executive, ADR Center; Rome. Member of IMI Ethics Committee. @LeonardoDUrso1

Karinya Verghese

Associate Regional Director of Dispute Resolution, FINRA. Member of Joint International Taskforce on Mixed Mode Dispute Resolution. 

Esther Aura Vilalta

Professor, Universitat Oberto de Catalunya - Spain. Member of IMI ODR Task Force. @auravilalta

André von Walter

Legal Officer, Directorate General for Trade, European Commission (Brussels, BE). Member of the IMI Investor-State Mediation Task Force. 

 

Mohamed S. Abdel Wahab

Professor, Cairo University - Egypt. Member of IMI ODR Task Force. 

Diana Wallis

President, European Law Institute - UK. Member of IMI ODR Task Force. Former IMI Board member. @dianapwallis

James Walker

Founder, Resolver - UK. Member of IMI ODR Task Force. 

Mary Walker

Barrister;  Mediator;  Chair, Law Council of Australia ADR Committee,  Sydney. Member of IMI Appraisal Committee.

Professor Nancy A. Welsh

Professor of Law, Dickinson School of Law, Pennsylvania State University

Professor Michael A. Wheeler

MBA Class of 1952 Professor of Management Practice, Harvard Business School

R. Bruce Whitney

Chief Litigation Counsel (Ret.), Air Products & Chemicals Inc.; Member, Executive Committee of Corporate Counsel International Arbitration Group, Chief Litigation Counsel Association, and International Association of Defence Counsel;  Philadelphia, PA

Leah Wing

Director, Legal Studies Program, University of Massachusetts - US. Member of IMI ODR Task Force. 

Anil Xavier

President, Indian Institute of Arbitration & Mediation; Kerala. Member of IMI Ethics Committee. @advanilxavier

Professor Archie Zariski

Associate Professor of Legal Studies,
 Athabasca University, Canada. @azariski

Ales Zalar

Founder, ECDR - Slovenia. Member of IMI ODR Task Force. @AlesZalar

 

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