The International Who’s Who of Commercial Mediation has brought together four of the leading practitioners in the world to talk about the key issues facing lawyers today. Alan Limbury of Strategic Resolution, Edna Sussman of Sussman ADR LLC, Gordana Ristin of the Slovenian Mediators' Association and Giovanni De Berti of De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani Studio Legale discuss levels of activity, models of mediation and regulatory developments.
Christophe Imhoos of Esprit d’entente explores the role of the lawyer in commercial mediation in Switzerland.
"He assists his client throughout the process, usually in a collaborative and constructive manner and may well become the best advocate of the mediation in the interest not only of his client but also in the interest of all other participants."
This year we recognise 301 of the leading commercial mediators, selected for their outstanding skills and experience in the area. Our research reveals that mediation remains firmly in the hands of individuals, small boutiques and, increasingly, barristers’ chambers. The only truly international mediation provider in our research is JAMS, which this year boasts 18 inclusions across Italy, Canada and the US. We also select the 10 most highly regarded commercial mediators in the world, three of whom hail from Brick Court Chambers in London.
In our 2013 edition we feature 46 more practitioners than last year, hailing from 49 countries. This growth is due to the spread of mediation around the world and the increasing sophistication of practitioners. Although mediation has become much more accepted in many areas of the world, mediators still face an uphill struggle to protect the key tenets of the process and mediations are becoming much more complex, international and specialised.
With the benefit of tens of thousands of votes from clients and private practitioners, Who’s Who Legal takes a closer look at developing trends in commercial mediators legal marketplace worldwide.
This year we recognise 252 of the leading commercial mediators and firms, selected for their reputation and experience.
With the benefit of thousands of votes from clients and private practitioners, Who’s Who Legal takes a closer look at developing trends within commercial mediation.
In this section we analyse the findings of our research in greater depth to identify the firms and practitioners who stand out worldwide.
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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.