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IMI Certified Mediator
Dutch, English, German
EQP - Experience Qualification Path (Historic)
Mediation Profile

John Bosnak has been attorney in an international commercial law practice at CMS Derks Star Busmann. He served for ten years as part-time in-house counsel for a construction company. He is an experienced (international) mediator with NMI, the Nederland’s Mediation Institute (presently MfN, Netherlands federation of Mediators) since 1997, certified in 2003, presently in private practice ( He is court - annexed mediator to the Courts of Arnhem. He is past Chairman of the CMS Practice Area Group on Dispute Resolution and past President and honorary member of the Dutch Association of Attorney-Mediators. He is Chief Lecturer in ADR advocacy to young lawyers for the Dutch Order of Advocates. He has acted as judge and mediator for the 1st - 7th ICC Commercial Mediation Moot Courts in Paris. He frequently lectures in many countries and for various international delegations and has published on different aspects of mediation. He is involved in the introduction of mediation legislation in the Netherlands. He was member of NMI’s General Board and of its Advisory Board.

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NMI registered mediator since 1997, NMI certified in 2003, court annexed mediator since 2000; 150+ mediations

Clients and (if participating:attorneys) are presented with introductory letter explaining procedure. If attorneys are involved, a preliminary conference call with them is scheduled at short notice. Attorneys are urged to prepare a brief together if possible, informing mediator about points of agreement and disagreement. Only files which are lean and mean are expected, together with a minimum set of only the most important documents. Mediator style primarily facilitative; caucus when necessary. Mediator's Proposal seldom. Strong focus on fair but flexible procedure. Active involvement of attorneys is appreciated.

( International) Commercial, employment, construction, health care, partnership, M&A disputes.

€ 175 exclusive of VAT, costs and disbursements for private parties; € 200 - € 300 exclusive of VAT, costs and disbursements for companies and institutions depending on the value at stake.

Nederlandse Mediators Vereniging (Dutch Mediators Association), (mediators in the construction industry), ZAM- Association of Business Mediators, VAN - Association of Employment Mediators

Training and Education

Centrum voor Conflicthantering (Centre for conflict management), many mediation trainings and courses.

Dutch Order of Advocates, Radboud University Nijmegen, Erasmus University Rotterdam, various conferences and workshops.


Dutch publications 

Publications in English:


Conform standards of the Dutch Mediators Association; specifications available on request.

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