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    “Mediator increasingly seen at the negotiating table"

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  • The relevance of mediation is increasingly recognised and acknowledged in the legal profession. Van Doorne has much experience with assisting clients in mediation. It turns out that clients are happy with the possibility to settle conflicts by means of mediation with assistance of their lawyer. To increase the quality and hear the wishes from the business sector, the Global Pound Conference will be held in Amsterdam on 1 June. Users and advisers can meet here with a view to strengthening mediation. Van Doorne is involved in the organisation of this conference.

    To settle a conflict properly and collectively, parties increasingly seek the assistance of a mediator. At Van Doorne, this is visible in practice, as Managing Partner Hugo Reumkens also says: "Many of our clients can no longer live without it. I expect it to become standard practice in the future that a deal mediator joins the negotiating table. It makes the process go smoother and faster, without exception, and leads to a better final result”. Only recently, some lawyers of Van Doorne have attended further training to become mediators, so they can provide their clients with the best possible assistance in mediations.

    Lasting solutions

    Mediation works fast, simple and is cost-saving. Confidentiality is guaranteed and the parties remain in control over the outcome. The relationship thus stays intact or is terminated in a proper way. Mediation leads to complete and lasting solutions and provides a good alternative in almost all conflict situations. However, it is less suitable if a principled legal ruling is required.

    Global Pound Conference Amsterdam

    In the context of the Global Pound Conference Series, an initiative of the International Mediation Institute, Amsterdam will be visited on 1 June 2017. During this event, mediators and representatives of the business sector will come together. Lawyers, consultants and advisers will gain new insights from their fields of expertise, but also from practice: users of mediation will be given the opportunity to express their views, in order to achieve even better, faster and cheaper solutions when it comes to solving conflict situations.

    On behalf of Van Doorne, we extend a hearty welcome on 1 June in Amsterdam. For more information about how you can receive your ticket for the Global Pound Conference or about mediation at Van Doorne, you can contact Leonie Rammeloo.

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