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Claude Amar

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IMI Certified Mediator
Belgium, France, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Luxembourg, Singapore, Switzerland, United Kingdom
Commercial, Construction, Development, Property
English, French
EQP - Experience Qualification Path (Historic)
Mediation Profile

Managing director, Hodim, Luxembourg (Real estate portfolio management)

Managing director, Dombes, Geneva (Real estate portfolio management)

President, The John Hardy Group International, Hotel Development Firm

Architect, Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris

Post-graduate in Finances, INSEAD, Fontainebleau

President, Académie de la Médiation, Paris

Governor & Distinguished Fellow, IAM (International Academy of Mediators)

President, IFCM (Institut Français de Certification des Médiateurs), Paris

IMI Independent Standards Commission, IMI, The Hague

Claude Amar has performed many different mediations, whether with large corporations or small firms, with individuals as well as religious or trade groups, in various cultural environments.

Besides, he has also acquired expertise in multi-party mediations through several conflicts, one of which involving 80 different parties. His participation, on a pro-bono basis, to the effort towards distressed families facing home expulsion has helped develop special skills in difficult mediations.

Instinctive, with a natural presence. Calmness and perseverance. Humour and optimism.

Claude Amar has more than 30 years experience on international real estate & hospitality projects development, construction & operation. He is, however, comfortable mediating in any areas, specialised or not, cross-borders or domestic. He has developped a successful practice in commercial mediations since 2002.

Hourly : €450-750

IAM (International Academy of Mediators), Board of Governors

IFCM (Institut Français de Certification des Médiateurs), President

Académie de la Médiation, President

ICC  France (International Chamber of Commerce)

CMCC (Commercial & Civil Mediation Centre), Luxembourg

IOA (International Ombudsman Association)

ICM (Institute of Conflict Management), Santa Monica

EAM (Espace d'Accès à la Médiation) Mediation Studio, Paris

Ordre des Architectes, France

Thierry Garby
Sylvie Adijes (reviewer)

Training and Education

Claude Amar was trained by Gary Friedman, Center for Mediation in Law, San Francisco in 2002. He attended the Harvard Program on Negotiation, Harvard Law School, Cambridge in 2004 and 2006. Other trainings include: Mediation & Caucuses, Serge Roy, CMAP, 2003 Analyse Transactionnelle, CMAP, 2004 Mediation Advanced Workshop, Gary Friedman & Robert Mnookin, WIPO, Geneva, 2006 Practice Analysis, EAM & Mediation Studio, Paris, ongoing Advanced Mediation Workshop, Gary Friedman, CMAP, Paris, 2009. Inside Out programs with Gary Friedman, 2012, 2014, 2016, 2017.


Conflict Resolution: course in development Mentoring,

Mediation Studio, Paris

IAM Mentorship Program

YMI Mentorship Program

Worldwide Mediation Mentorship Program


Fast Conflict Resolution on Building Sites, Geneva, 2007

The Construction Dispute Resolution Advisor, Luxembourg, 2016

Deal Mediation, Harvard Business Review, 2017


IMI Code of Professional Conduct

IMI Professional Conduct Assessment

ANM (Association Nationale des Mediateurs) policy with AXA Assurances. Indemnity limit of €150K for any one claim (with a €1.500 franchise, per claim)

Claude Amar
Mediation & Resolution
+33 1 4434 0888
+33 6 0702 5311
+33 1 4704 2484
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