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Current position and background
Avocat honoraire au Barreau de Paris.
Mediator -Arbitrator - Trainer in negotiation and mediation.
President of the World Forum of Mediation Centres.
President of L'Académie de la Médiation - A French think tank for the promotion of mediation.
Past President and Vice President of the Mediation Commission of the Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA).
Past Vice President of the Mediation Commission of the International Bar Association (IBA).
Honorary President of the Cristian Iordanescu Mediation Centre - Bucharest.
Mediator with the World bank internal Justice System and with their conflict prevention and resolution scheme.
Main mediation practice areas
Commercial and corporate
Intellectual Property and entertainement
Joint ventures
Mediation experience
Numerous mediations as counsel or mediator half of them in international commercial matters and other above practice areas since 1999
Description of mediation style
Facilitative and upon both parties request evaluative.

I try to avoid confrontation between the parties at the early stage of the mediation by having them jointly explain to me the reasons (when any) and history of their relationship and why difficulties where then encountered.

This helps them discover and explain their fundamental interests and to peacefully negotiate a win-win solution when possible.

When there is a final bargaining and parties reach a deadlock, I may offer to suggest a solution but only upon written request of both parties. The suggestion will never be binding upon any of the parties.

This has proven to be very efficient to resolve the deadlock without requesting the mediator's suggestion.
Code of professional conduct
IMI Code of Professional Conduct - European Commission Code of Conduct - In institutional mediation rules of the institution.
Complaint process
IMI Professional Conduct Assessment Process
Professional indemnity insurance
Paris Bar Association insurance, € 3,850,00.
Feedback Digest
Reviewer: Mr Amar Claude ( claude@amar.cc )
Latest Update: 2009-05-24 18:22:06

Feedback Digest

Mediator: Thierry Garby
Reviewer: Claude Amar

Last Update: May 25th, 2009

This Feedback Digest has been updated to include 5 Feedbacks since September 15th, 2008.

For mediations he performed, lawyers have consistently rated Mr. Garby at Performance Level 4 and 5. All of them would recommend Mr. Garby as a mediator, a fact born out by the number of parties willing to use him again and to provide a reference to parties considering the engagement of Mr. Garby as a mediator in the future. Costs were widely reported as reasonable in the context of the value of the disputes mediated by Mr. Garby and one should note that an institution appointed him for most of these mediations, which means that he has no control of the costs.

A very high degree of satisfaction was reported.

The technical skills of Mr. Garby are various. He seems to be appreciated not only because of his technical skills but also for his stubbornness and creativity. The parties stressed that he is a good listener and has the ability to understand all points of view. He is experienced, efficient and remains absolutely neutral. This enables him to make the parties understand each other and reach a common ground. One lawyer, in a conversation, pointed out that Mr. Garby has invaluable skill to resolve deadlocks by allowing the parties to become aware of their interests. Mr. Garby is mindful and thorough thus helping the parties to look for their own solution.

He is also said to have rare human qualities.

The parties are eager to say that the mediation was useful and that he enabled them to understand the situation and have a clearer view.

No reportable negative comments have arisen.

Fee rate
300 to 500 € / hour
Mediation education and training
Many seminars including with Harvard University.
Mediation teaching and mentoring
Founder of resolvers a company dedicated to teaching negotiation, madiation and conflict management. YMI Mentor.

I teach negotiation, mediation and conflict management in France and abroad with many organisations such as French and foreign Bars, French and foreign Chambers of Commerce, the University of Versailles St Quentin, the Catholic Institute of Paris, the University of Paris XIII, the American Arbitration Association, the largest companies and the largest law firms.

I teach and lecture in countries such as the USA, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Italy, Egypt, Algeria, Romania, Ukrain, Slovenia, Croatia etc.
Mediation publications
Sachez négocier (How to negotiate) 1991
La gestion de conflits (Conflict management) 2005 Edition Economica


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