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Did you know that users reported that their level of comfort to use mediation would increase further
if they knew how to find a competent and trustworthy mediator? Wouldn’t it be great to have a bespoke mediator matching service – tailor-made to fit the users’ needs, without all the costs and limitations associated with institutional mediation?
Invitation to the Pre-Launch Event for Lawyers and Users of Business Mediation Services
Wednesday, 27th September 2023 | 15.30 - 17.00 CEST at Houthoff Law Firm in Amsterdam and
You are Invited!
You are cordially invited to an exciting
Pre-launch Event for Lawyers and Users of Business Mediation Services
on September 27th from 15.30 – 17.00 CEST
at Houthoff Law Firm in Amsterdam and Online.
Shape the future of global mediation services during a peer consultation to experience and see in action a new initiative led by Mundi Mediatores (MM), - headquartered in The Netherlands. MM aims to transform the way sophisticated users and their legal counsel can access and work with highly skilled mediators across borders:
by finding the most appropriate mediators for each case, based on the procedural and subject-matter related needs of the disputants, and building upon the standards of excellence set by IMI, and
by designing tailor-made dispute resolution processes.
This special event is organized in partnership with the International Mediation Institute (IMI) and The Academy of Legal Mediation.
Users report that their level of comfort to use mediation would increase further if they knew how to find a competent and trustworthy mediator. Wouldn’t it be great to have access to such a service?
Be part of a live demonstration showcasing how our services work, using a real case scenario. Not only will you gain valuable insights into our innovative approach, but you will also walk away with invaluable skills and a tool to scan cases for the most effective dispute resolution methods and the best fitting mediator.
If you join us, you are at the forefront of this journey and can help shape this initiative to create something that optimally works for you and your clients. Together, let's redefine how legal professionals navigate dispute resolution and unlock the full potential of mediation services.
Mundi Mediatores is a network of top-tier international commercial mediators headquartered in the Netherlands. The event, organized in partnership with the International Mediation Institute (IMI), is a soft launch of Mundi Mediatores, an initiative to assist sophisticated commercial parties in finding the most appropriate mediators for each case, based on the specific procedural and subject-matter related needs of the disputants, and building upon the standards of excellence set by IMI. The event is open to all mediators (whether or not IMI certified or qualified at this stage) and all users and stakeholders involved in dispute resolution or prevention.
You can sign up to attend in person (limited number of places) or to join online via Eventbrite
If you are unable to attend, please feel free to forward this invite to a colleague or a client so your organization stays in the loop.
For questions you can email email@example.com
We look very much forward to welcome you.
P.S.: Save the date for the launch event:
30th January 2024, starting at 15.00 hrs CET online and in person at Houthoff law offices in Amsterdam.
Why Mundi Mediatores?
The most recent SIDRA International Dispute Resolution Survey Report shows that mediation stakeholders are seeking diversity in the person of the mediator and users are also seeking diversity of mediation practice models.
Besides experience and ethical conduct of the mediator, users view industry/issue-specific knowledge or subject matter expertise of mediators as very important (89%), however only 56% are satisfied with their mediator in this respect. In the mediator community there are discussions whether the mediator’s expertise should be just on the process or also subject matter related. Sadly, many users are requesting, but missing, diversity and subject matter expertise. This is a missed opportunity because mediation is a user-driven process where party-autonomy and empowerment are well-established guidelines.
The IMI's worldwide mediator certification scheme recognises that mediators approach their practice in diverse ways. Mundi Mediatores will connect users with diversity in the choice of mediators as well as mediation practice models and subject-matter expertise.
The goal of Mundi Mediatores is to create a modern global service that promotes transparency, alignment of expectations, and fair compensation for all parties involved, while at the same time allowing early case assessment and tailored process design that are best suited for the particularities of each dispute and the procedural preferences of the disputants. We believe that there is a need for a reliable cross-border service that can match parties with the most suitable mediators for each individual case taking into consideration the disputants’ specific procedural and outcome-oriented needs. We also believe in supporting the Mediators Green Pledge and the Universal Disclosure Protocol for Mediation (UDPM) as important recent contributions to the field. We aim to provide shortlists of highly recommended, qualified and suitably experienced IMI-certified mediators to disputants seeking to resolve complex commercial disputes. This service will be available both for ad-hoc as well as institutionally-administered dispute resolution proceedings, and independently of any mediator office affiliations or national lists, ensuring that top-tier mediators are optimally proposed for each case from anywhere around the world, according to the parties’ needs.
We welcome all users and mediators, particularly IMI Certified Mediators or IMI Qualified Mediators and nationally accredited mediators who are working to complete their IMI certification, regardless of their preferred style of mediation or training to join us (in this project to participate in this introductory meeting.
What is Next?
Mundi Mediatores will be officially launched on 30th Januari 2024. We would like to engage in peer consultations with all stakeholders: users, mediators, and other dispute resolution practitioners beforehand to share our vision for an inclusive referral system that builds upon IMI’s database of leading mediation practitioners worldwide. We will present our plans for a new range of services and hope to hear from you how we can improve on them. Our aim is to promote diversity and include professional mediators from all jurisdictions and walks of mediation.
Here you can find the documents presented during the first consultation. Please let us know your thoughts on how we can improve our plans via: firstname.lastname@example.org:
2 Documents in which we summarized comments received and answered the questions from the chatbox that were not addressed during the event: IMI related: https://www.dropbox.com/questions1 and MM initiative related: https://www.dropbox.com/questions2
Draft MM contract clauses: https://www.dropbox.com/clauses
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