Cross-Cultural Mediation: American and European Perspectives

Sponsored by the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution and Foley Hoag LLP


Foley Hoag LLP

1540 Broadway, 8th Floor
New York, NY 10036

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January 27, 2016 6:00PM–8:00PM


Companies increasingly focus on mediation to resolve their international business disputes. They often seek to adopt a speedier, less expensive, and more flexible approach to dispute-resolution than traditional litigation or arbitration. Mediation can offer parties a culturally sensitive mechanism to resolve their disputes, and some courts in the United States actually require litigants to consider mediation and other forms of ADR as soon as a complaint is filed. This seminar will be an opportunity to discuss mediation with experienced mediators and practitioners from the United States and Europe. It will also be an opportunity to present the new CPR European Mediation & ADR Guide, a practical tool to help in-house counsel understand the benefits of mediation and to use it effectively to resolve commercial disputes.

Speakers include:

  • Erin Gleason Alvarez, Assistant Vice President, Global Head of ADR Programs, AIG
  • Olivier P. André, Vice President, International and Dispute Resolution Services, CPR Institute
  • Noah Hanft, President & CEO, CPR Institute
  • Richard L. Mattiaccio, Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP, CPR Distinguished Neutral
  • Alexander J. Oddy, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Isabelle Robinet-Muguet, General Counsel, International Laws and Contracts, Group Mediator BtoB, Orange
  • Daniel Schimmel, Foley Hoag LLP, CPR Distinguished Neutral

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