11 January 2000
CEDR celebrates international mediation success
Last Year CEDR's international mediations numbered 51, an increase of 318% on the previous year. London's status as the international centre for mediation continues to grow.
CEDR's profile in the global arena was highlighted last year when Robert M Smith, an renowned American mediator wrote in Californian Lawyer: "CEDR is, to my surprise, far more active in international mediations than any other group I have seen, including the American Arbitration Association."
To celebrate CEDR's success in international mediation development and its influence across every continent, BP Amoco Plc are hosting a private reception for international business leaders at their Finsbury Square Headquarters on 20 January 2000.
Speakers will include The Rt Hon Lord Hurd, former Foreign Secretary and Chairman of British Invisibles, The Rt Hon Lord Bingham, Lord Chief Justice and Bryan Sanderson, Managing Director of BP Amoco.
The reception is the first in a series of events to mark CEDR's 10th anniversary year and coincides with the launch of International Mediation - The Art of Business Diplomacy, a book by Eileen Carroll and Karl Mackie, CEDR's Deputy Chief and Chief Executives.
Lord Hurd wrote in the foreword to the book that: "This work should be an encouragement to international business and their advisers. The arrival of this approach is very promising for the fast moving, ever expanding global business community. It is impressive too, to see the speed with which CEDR as a non-profit organisation has established its influence on the international arena."
Notes to Editors:
CEDR (the Centre for Dispute Resolution) is internationally recognised as providing expert third party conflict management and unparalleled mediator training.
CEDR is a not-for-profit organisation with charitable status. Its mission is to encourage cost effective dispute prevention and dispute resolution in commercial and public sector disputes and in civil litigation. CEDR operates in the UK and internationally and has been instrumental in helping to bring ADR into the heart of business practice and into the judicial system.
CEDR has managed over 3,000 mediation referrals covering every industry sector and a wide-ranging cross section of disputes and case values ranging from less than £5,000 to £1bn matters. Its settlement rate remains one of the highest, at 85 per cent, with mediations lasting an average of 1.1 days and average cost savings of over £85,000 per party per case.
International Business Diplomacy - The Art of Mediation by Eileen Carroll and Karl Mackie reveals the power of this extraordinary resolution tool. Drawing on more than a decade of successfully mediated international disputes, the authors - both experienced CEDR mediators - explain how to use mediation in an international setting and how to get the best from the process.
"This book is an outstanding contribution to understanding and practice of the newly evolving and important mechanism of International Commercial Mediation. The book reflects and imparts the wealth of practical wisdom gained by the authors in their professional activity as International Commercial Mediators." Sir Laurence Street, AC, KCMG, Sydney, Australia
Published by Kluwer Law International, priced £28.00.
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