Webinar 1 – Virtual Mediation
Managing Director of Int-Arb Arbitrators and Mediators Sam Carter moderates a webinar with mediator Jane Player and arbitrator and mediator Wolf von Kumberg.
Judges urge parties to Mediate. Businesses more than ever today need to be able to make quick, cost effective and pragmatic decisions. Legal rights and wrongs under contracts written with suppliers, customers, business partners are important BUT if you/they can’t pay or won’t or either party fears they can’t perform or can’t make milestones, legal rights are somewhat academic today. In 1 or 2 years’ time when your case gets to court you may be right but your business may not survive the delay or the legal fees and you may be chasing an opponent already insolvent.
So today is the day to act. Have the difficult discussions in a “safe” environment with the assistance of a trained business neutral. Be able to suggest and agree with your business partners a plan that may be a compromise for you both but which gives both your businesses a chance to survive and possibly thrive post lockdown. Mediation isn’t just for existing disputes. It is an opportunity at a fixed fee to have just those essential business discussions now and without making any legal concessions or commitments until you reach a deal you both can live with.
- Overview by Jane Player.
- How will the current Covid-19 crisis affect the way in which disputes are resolved?
- Will there be increased interest from parties to solve matters quickly?
- How was your first experience with virtual mediation?
- How did it work in practice?
- What advice would you give to parties before their first virtual mediation?
- Will virtual mediation change the way parties mediate in future?
View the full recording of the webinar below
Jane Player (mediator)
Jane is a leading, international mediator. She was formerly a partner at King & Spalding, co-head of the International dispute resolution group and head of London disputes team at Bird & Bird, and DLA Piper LLP respectively. Her natural technique and market understanding supports businesses and their desire to form long term strategic relationships particularly within projects, contracts and joint-ventures. She is often praised for a commercial and proactive approach.
Jane speaks French, Spanish and Italian to varying degrees.
Wolf von Kumberg (arbitrator and mediator)
Wolf is a leading internationally recognized arbitrator and mediator. Before establishing his ADR practice he served nearly 30 years as Legal Director and Assistant General Counsel to Northrop Grumman Corporation and before that to Litton Industries Inc. supporting their global businesses. He has the insight and knowledge to understand the critical issues facing business today including service agreements, contracts, projects, financing and leasing, compliance, mergers and acquisitions, supply chain, joint ventures and international trade. He is fluent in English and German, has a working knowledge of Italian and French.
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Int Arb Mediators – Overview
Int Arb Arbitrators & Mediators is a specialist set of independent arbitrators and mediators with experience in substantial disputes across the globe. Our expertise lies with aviation & aerospace, investor state, construction, engineering & infrastructure, and corporate and commercial disputes including technology and telecommunications, banking, transport, IP, M&A, Insurance and re-insurance, mining, energy, oil & gas.
The dedicated and experienced support management team are on hand to talk through and have detailed conversations with our clients in order to understand the requirements of each dispute(s) – guiding you through the process of appointment and making suitable recommendations of mediator or arbitrator.
Virtual Arbitration Portal & Hearing Facilities – IAC Online provides a secure virtual portal and unique navigation dashboard. Our virtual hearing room streamlines the proceedings with the focus on the Tribunal, lead advocates and witnesses. It also allows for all involved to attend (support lawyers, clients etc) without congesting the screen. IAC Online provides easily accessible, physically separated private breakout rooms for each party and tribunal to use throughout in the same way you would have for a physical hearing.
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