France: Mediation 2019

In this chapter we recognise 15 leading individuals who stand out for their excellent work handling a range of complex commercial disputes.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Thierry Garby  Mediation & Resolution, Paris
2. Fabienne van der Vleugel VDV Avocats, Paris

Thierry Garby of Mediation & Resolution enjoys a stellar reputation in the market. He receives high praise as a “highly qualified mediator with profound knowledge and understanding of the theoretical basis of mediation practice", from an impressed source.

Claude Amar is hailed as a “wonderful mediator” and possesses more than 15 years’ of experience in handling complex multi-party mediations in France and internationally.

Fabienne van der Vleugel, founder of VDV Avocats, draws high praise from market sources who describe her as a “brilliant mediator and promoter of alternative dispute resolution”.

Louis Degos heads up the litigation and arbitration practice at K&L Gates. He has extensive experience in acting as a mediator in domestic and global disputes, spanning the construction, high-tech and aerospace sectors.

Peter Wolrich of Curtis Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle is extolled as a “very distinguished practitioner” by peers. He has strong experience in dispute resolution and arbitration internationally in high-net worth cases.

Laurent Jaeger at King & Spalding is endorsed as a “well-known mediator” by peers and possesses extensive experience handling a range of commercial and investment disputes.

Independent practitioner Paul-A Gélinas is a well-known figure in the French market who stands out for his impressive expertise handling contentious matters in relation to joint ventures, natural resources and shipbuilding matters.  

Independent practitioner Adeline Guilhen has an “excellent reputation” and is lauded as a “brilliant international mediator” by sources. Her wide-ranging practice spans mediation with corporations, governmental organisations and individuals.

Elie Kleiman of Jones Day has 30 years of experience and is active in counselling international and domestic companies in complex high-profile cases pertaining to intellectual property, white-collar crime and competition matters.              

Antoine Adeline of Squire Patton Boggs is commended for being “excellent and active in mediation for some time” by sources. He counsels a variety of clients from SMEs and household names to global companies.

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