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France: Mediation 2017

Mediation continues to grow in popularity as a form of dispute resolution in France and a number of well-regarded French lawyers regularly act as mediators. We have identified 15 of the best in the business.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Thierry Garby Resolvers, Paris
2. Claude Amar Independent Mediator, Paris

Thierry Garby of RESOLVERS is a “very well-known mediator” with “an excellent reputation for mediating international commercial disputes”. He has particular expertise handling cases involving construction, intellectual property and technology.

“Everyone knows” INDEPENDENT MEDIATOR Claude Amar, according to sources, who highlight his deep experience mediating disputes across Europe. He undertakes all manner of commercial disputes, with real estate and construction key areas of expertise.

Ronald Austin of CLIFFORD CHANCE has a sterling reputation for his prowess as a mediator, thanks to nearly 50 years’ experience in the law. In particular, Austin is known for his knowledge of motorsport and real estate.

Adeline Guilhen is an INDEPENDENT MEDIATOR who is “really helping in the development of mediation in France”. She has acted as mediator on numerous disputes between, companies, governmental entities and individuals.

Laurent Jaeger of ORRICK HERRINGTON & SUTCLIFFE is a well-known and well-regarded figure in the market who has deep experience acting as a mediator and arbitrator on domestic and international disputes.

The “very active” Louis Degos at K&L GATES is a seasoned practitioner in all forms of dispute resolution, including mediation. His expertise in oil and gas, construction and high-tech matters makes him a popular choice.

Fabienne van der Vleugel of VDV Avocats is a prominent market figure who acts as both a judicial and ad hoc mediator on a wide range of commercial disputes. She is a veteran of more than 40 mediations.

Patricia Peterson, an Independent Mediator, is a "determined and dedicated" mediator praised for her ability to "master all of the details without losing the big picture".

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