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The Sequel

This event is hosted as a webinar.

16 June 2021, 16:30-17:30 CET

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 first discussion we had with Steve (full-time commercial mediator) and Dani (litigation and arbitration practitioner) was already enlightening. In the sequel we want to go deeper into specific topics. Or as a participant of the first webinar puts it: “Steve makes it all sound so easy. This time he’ll need to reveal his tricks.”

This 1-hour webinar counts towards re-accreditation for the titles “Mediator SCCM” and “Mediator SAV/FSA”.

Julia Jung and Urs Weber-Stecher will be discussing again with their two guest speakers:

Steve Rottman, California’s star mediator and former trial lawyer with 20 years of litigation experience
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.

You will receive the Zoom-Link for participation a few days before the event.

We look forward to welcoming you to our virtual event on 16 June 2021.