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The Center for International Legal Studies

- "CILS" or "the Center" - is a non-profit research, training, and teaching institute for international and comparative law and practice, registered and operating as a public interest society under Austrian law. Its international headquarters have been in Salzburg, Austria since 1976. Its essential purpose is to promote and disseminate knowledge and know-how among members of the international legal community.

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International Mediation Symposium

Thursday, 13 June - Sunday, 16 June 2019

Salzburg, Austria

Chair and Regional Chairs

Hon. Ken Fields

Claudia Caluori
Europe, Middle East, Africa

Alan Anderson
United States and Canada

Aloysius Goh
Asia Pacific

The symposium is a gathering of dispute resolution specialists (attorneys, litigators, mediators, arbitrators, judges, expert witnesses, academics) and users of mediation to discuss issues in mediation, both common and diverse. The overall theme for the 2019 symposium is diversity in mediation from the perspective of dispute resolution professionals.

Wolters Kluwer Publication

Select papers may be published in the "Comparative Law Yearbook of International Business - Special Issue on Mediation" (contact the administraton for further information). Kluwer Logo

Schedule

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Optional Early Arrivals Get Together

18.00

Those arriving Wednesday meet Ken Fields at the Front Desk to plan for a join evening meal.

Thursday, 13 June 2019

Welcome.

11.00-11.15

Joint Chairs:
• The Hon. Judge Kenneth (Ken) L. Fields (ret.), Fields Mediation, Phoenix, Arizona, United States
• Claudia Caluori, Eptalex Aziz Torbey Law Firm, Beirut, Lebanon (Middle East, Europe, Africa)
• Alan M. Anderson, Alan Anderson Law Firm LLC, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States (North America)
• Aloysius Goh, Singapore International Mediation Centre, Singapore (Asia Pacific)

Opening.
Mediation in a Changing Climate

11.15-11.45

From consensus to confrontation? As we see increasing polarisation in various parts of the world, what role should mediators play in policy-making? Can mediators offer a different way of doing things?

Opening Speaker:
• John Sturrock QC, Core Solutions Group, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Lunch

11.45-12.45

Panel 1.
Using Neuroscience and Behavioural Psychology in Mediation

13.00-14.15

Understanding the different cultural responses: Our understanding of what is described as neuroscience, and related fields, is growing exponentially. It seems critical for mediators to be aware of its importance and impact

Panelists:
• Teresa F. Frisbie, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois, United States
• Tim Allen Hicks, Connexus Conflict Management, Eugene, Oregon, United States

Panel 2.
Cultural Considerations in Mediation

14.15-15.30

Bias/Discrimination in Mediation and the Elimination/Recognition of these Biases, Recognition of Cultural Differences When You Have Mediations Involving Different Cultures:
--- recognizing & dealing with cultural, professional, or other biases
--- use of interpreters in mediation

Moderator and Speaker:
Lynn Cole, Mediator and Arbitrator, Tampa, Florida, United States

Speakers:
• Anne-Karin Grill, Vavrovsky Heine Marth Rechtsanwälte GmbH, Vienna, Austria
• Eileen Clancy, John Jay College, New York, New York, United States
• Rima Fawaz El-Hussein, Frontiers Ruwad Association, Beirut, Lebanon

Coffee Break

15.30-15.45

Panel 3.
To Regulate or Not to Regulate

15.45-17.00

How rules may impact of the international practice of mediation:
--- No Regulation or minimalist regulation?
--- Need for Regulation-What is pressing need to regulate?
--- How to Regulate- By statute or private organizations(self-Regulation)
--- Does regulation chill or diminish mediation as effective dispute resolution tool
--- How mediation training changes the practice? What is the impact of different training in the conduct of cross-border mediation?
--- Guidelines in mediation training

Moderator and Speaker:
Federico Antich, Studio Avvocato Antich, Florence, Italy

Speakers:
• Markus Doerig, Badertscher Attorneys, Zurich, Switzerland
• Maryam Salehijam, University of Ghent, Faculty of Law, European Private Law, Ghent, Belgium
• Amelie Huber-Starlinger, Baier Rechtsanwälte, Vienna, Austria
• Donald H. Mullins, Badgley Mullins Law Group PLLC, Seattle, Washington, United States.

Welcome Cocktail

18.00

Tour of Palace

18.45

Opening Dinner

19.30

Friday, 14 June 2019

Panel 4.
Professional Negligence Mediations

9.30-10.45

Medical, Legal or Mediator/Arbitrator Malpractice…how it is perceived in different jurisdictions

Moderator:
Thomas S. Clifton, Professional Law Corporation, Oakland, California, United States

Speakers:
• Egidijus Langys, Avocad Law Firm, Vilnius, Lithuania
• Janice Mulligan, Mulligan Banham & Findley, San Diego, California, United States
• N. Denise Asher, Asher Mediation, San Diego, California, United States

Coffee Break

10.45-11.00

Panel 5.
The Changing Faces of Mediation

11.00-12.15

Moderators:
Lynn Cole, Mediator and Arbitrator, Tampa, Florida, United States & Claudia Caluori, Eptalex Aziz Torbey Law Firm, Beirut, Lebanon

Panelists:
• Umut Metin, MTN Law, Istanbul, Turkey
• Marie-Agnes Arlt, a2o.legal, Vienna, Austria
• Linda Fitz-Alan, Abu Dhabi Global Market Courts, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
• Isabelle Lackman, HUTAN-Kinabatangan Orangutan Conservation Project, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.

Lunch

12.15-13.15

Panel 6.
Technology and Mediation

13.15-14.30

--- Artificial Intelligence implications for mediators and other dispute resolution professionals
--- Cypher Security Concerns for mediators and other ADR professionals
--- State of Art for Online Dispute Resolution
--- A Blockchain World-Understanding for dispute Resolution
--- Smart Contracts

Moderator and Speaker:
Claudia Caluori, Eptalex Aziz Torbey Law Firm, Beirut, Lebanon

Speakers:
• Jack Russo, ComputerLaw Group, LLP, Palo Alto, California, United States
• Jeff Bullwinkel, Microsoft Europe, Amsterdam, Netherlands
• Kristianna Gasparjan, Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, United States

Coffee Break

14.30-14.45

Panel 7.
Ethical and Cross-Cultural Issues in Mediation and Settlement Negotiations

14.45-16.00

This panel would discuss the options and delicacies of doing a Mediation-Arbitration, Arbitration-Mediation and/or Arbitration-Mediation-arbitration by the same mediator/Arbitrator and/or other ethical issues

Moderator:
Christof Siefarth, GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB, Cologne, Germany

Panelists:
• Patrick Baeten, ENGIE, Brussels, Belgium
• Hon. Colin F. Campbell (ret.), Osborn Maledon, Phoenix, Arizona, United States
• Hon. James H. Gilbert (ret.), Gilbert Mediation Center Ltd, Eden Prairie, Minnesota, United States
• Renate Dendorfer-Digtes, Ditges Partnerschaft mbB, Bonn, Germany

Saturday, 15 June 2019

Panel 8.
International Disputes

9.30-10.45

Current approach and new trends

Moderator and Speaker:
Alan M. Anderson, Alan Anderson Law Firm LLC, Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Speakers:
• Marie-Aude Ziadé, Fierville Ziadé, Paris, France
• Brahim Mouelhi, Mediator and Legal Counsel, Voisins le Bretonneux, France
• Andreas Hacke, Zwanzig Hacke Meilke & Partner, Düsseldorf, Germany

Coffee Break

10.45-11.00

Panel 9.
Mediating High-Emotion Disputes

11.00-12.15

--- Family Disputes such as divorces, family business disputes
--- Potential violence during the mediation (can these be effectively mediated)
--- Family Arbitration Model Act- Uniform Commission
--- Human Resources Mediations

Moderator:
Hon. Nancy Flatters (ret.), Mediation, Arbitration, ADR & Judicial Settlement Conferencing Trainer & Educator, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Speakers:
• Tomoko Takase, Arcus Law, Osaka, Japan
• Tim McFarlane, McFarlane Legal Dispute Resolution, Melbourne, Australia
• Orit Asnin, Asnin Law Office, Haifa & Tel Aviv, Israel
• Harvey C. Berger, Pope, Berger, Williams & Reynolds, LLP, San Diego, California, United States
• Lisa Renee Pomerantz, Mediator and Attorney-at-Law, Bohemia, New York, United States

Lunch

12.15-13.15

Panel 10.
Conduct of the Mediation

13.15-14.30

Are there only established methods of conducting mediations or is there room to experiment with and diversify the mediation process? Have we any methodology by which we can gauge whether the tried and true mediation approaches/theories are working? Is there any method by which we can determine whether our experimentation with the mediation process is productive?

Moderator:
The Hon. Judge Kenneth (Ken) L. Fields (ret.), Fields Mediation, Phoenix, Arizona, United States

Speakers:
• David Nolan SC, Barrister, Dublin, Ireland
• Hon. Allen S. Goldberg (ret.), Jams, Chicago, Illinois, United States
• Carol Ludington, Ludington Ltd, Willernie, Minnesota, United States
• Greg Bertram, Pacific ADR Consulting, Seattle, Washington, United States
• Krista Miller, Miller Mediation, Burr Ridge, Illinois, United States

Piano Concert

18.00

Concluding Dinner

19.00

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