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Does mediation work with regard to commercial disputes?

This event is hosted as an interactive Webinar.

The Swiss Arbitration Association (ASA) and the Swiss Chamber of Commercial Mediation (SCCM) are
jointly organizing this interactive Webinar Series to provide practical tips for in-house counsel, lawyers,
arbitrators and mediators active in the fields of international commercial dispute resolution and drafting
of international contracts.

Multi-tier dispute resolution clauses are becoming increasingly common in international business contracts.
However, many litigation and arbitration practitioners remain skeptical whether mediation is an adequate
dispute resolution mechanism in commercial settings. Common thinking is: The disputants in commercial
conflicts are less emotional than in family law disputes, thus, they can directly negotiate with each other and a
mediator at the table is no added value and, hence, not necessary. Also, the disputants can often go separate
ways after the dispute has been resolved, so, no need to maintain already broken relationships. Is that so?

The discussion will be followed by a Q&A session. This 1-hour webinar counts towards re-accreditation for the
title “Mediator SCCM”.

Julia Jung and Urs Weber-Stecher will be discussing this topic with their two guest speakers:
Steve Rottman, California’s star mediator and former trial lawyer with 20 years of litigation
experience and
Daniel Hochstrasser, Bär & Karrer Ltd., Zurich, a top notch international litigator and
arbitrator, but not yet a big fan of commercial mediation.

Registration is free of charge and must be done via Chrome, Safari, Firefox or another compatible browser.
For technical reasons, you will not be able to register or attend the event using Internet Explorer.

We look forward to welcoming you to our virtual event on 4 March 2021.

Click here to register