Joint Working Sessions of commissions – Litigation and International Arbitration

“Mediating Commercial Disputes – Hot Topics and Practical Tips.”


General reporter: Eleni Polycarpou Michael Pauli and Rim Ben Ammer

We will travel to a world where an Austrian family and an Asian businessman both lay claim to the same beautiful Renoir painting recently consigned for sale at a New York auction by the businessman who bought it from a Swiss art dealer in the seventies. The family says it is one of a number of lost paintings stolen from their house in the early sixties. Who is the true owner of the long-lost painting? Can this dispute be resolved by mediation? Can the parties overcome their differences? We will discuss mediation techniques and cultural differences in a number of countries, hot tips for lawyers and mediators, as well as hear a critical analysis of mediation compared to other dispute resolution processes from a professional mediator.

General Reporters: 

Eleni Polycarpou, Withers LLP, United Kingdom
Michael Pauli, Avocado rechtsanwälte, Germany
Rim Ben Ammar, lustica.BE, Belgium


Eleni Polycarpou, Withers LLP, United Kingdom
Alex Hall Taylor, 4 New Square, United Kingdom
Jeffrey Benz, 4 New Square, United Kingdom
Rim Ben Ammar, lustica.Be, Belgium
Giovanni Angles, Bryan Cave LLP, USA
Stephanie Traband, Grossmann LLP, USA
Michael Pauli, avocado rechtsanwälte, Germany
Colin Delaney Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP USA
Philipp Haymann, Hayman Attorneys, Switzerland
Chiara Caliandro, Studio Legale De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani, Italy
Karin Graf, Wenger Plattner, Switzerland
Matthew Fidler, Stewarts Law, England

Session Documents 

General Report

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