CPD Masterclass with Maria Bacas
13 July 2022
This hybrid seminar (via Zoom & in-person) for Mediators and those who use mediation will discuss how businesses can integrate ADR clauses in their contracts and how to work with an organisation when a dispute resolution clause may apply to ensure that mediation takes place.
The Seminar will be led by Maria Bacas Malo a Spanish CEDR Mediator and Lawyer, former Director of Legal Services for Starbucks in France, Spain and Portugal, as well as a senior in-house lawyer in other companies. The session will be introduced by Lauren McGuirl CEDR’s Director of Commercial Services and supported by other in-house lawyers experienced in mediation.
This masterclass will include:
- The seminar whilst very much developed from the perspective of the in-house lawyer, is not just a technical session. The session will cover the benefits to adding such a clause early on in the contracts, and how to bring the rest of the organisation on the journey to becoming more accepting of mediation.
- Few businesses think of the potential dispute resolution process when drafting the contracts, and often quickly go over this step when negotiating contracts.
- Equally when it comes to the unravelling of a contract it can be all to easy to ‘forget’ a dispute resolution clause, especially in a less familiar with using mediation.
- Maria, using her practical experience of existing international contracts and dispute resolution processes will discuss how to use a mediator’s skillset when in-house in order to facilitate exploration, consider risks, best and worst scenarios when considering how and when mediation might be used.
The in-person event will be held at CEDR’s HQ at St. Paul’s, London.
This event is £25 however it is free for members. With MyCEDR membership you can access all 6 Masterclasses (annually), without incurring any additional costs.