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22 September 2021

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As we confront transformative political, economic, social and technological change, global organizations and communities must evolve in parallel to ensure the preservation of business relationships, manage risk, maintain profitability, and safeguard widespread access to justice. This can only be done by embracing that the profound impact these changes will have on life and business will necessitate a “new approach” to ensure commercial conflict settlement in the region and beyond.

Join JAMS, the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), ADR Center, the International Association of Lawyers (UIA), the Weinstein International Foundation and an expert panel of legal and business leaders for the fourth instalment of our Global Webinar Series Confronting Chaos, Embracing Conflict, with a focus on Europe.

This program will explore the opportunities, challenges and trends supporting collaborative dispute resolution and management within the context of regional trade relationships, evolving ADR mechanisms and institutional developments in the region.

The outcome will be a call for stakeholders in all verticals of business, industry and the legal field to leverage chaos as an opportunity to build more robust systems and relationships that defuse conflict, embrace dialogue, and harness organizational capabilities.

I. Welcome (5 min)

Master of Ceremonies

Tuba BilecikSenior Fellow, Weinstein International Foundation and Mediator, Office of the Ombudsman for United Nations Funds and Programmes – Los Angeles and Istanbul

II. ADR Champion Keynote (10 min)

Eileen Carroll QC (Hon.)Principal Mediator and Co-Founder, CEDR – London

Recognized as one of the pioneers of mediation techniques in the U.K., Eileen Carroll QC (Hon.), is an internationally recognized dispute resolution professional, speaker and writer whose unparalleled vision and inspiring story led to her co-founding the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), an organization dedicated to bringing about sustainable change in communities globally through dialogue, collaborative change and improving access to justice.

III. Collaborative Solutions for Cross Border Disputes (30 min)

The disputes of the future demand that we learn from the past and the present. The global shock resulting from the COVID pandemic now serves as an impetus for individuals and organizations to re-think traditional approaches to conflict resolution and opens the door for collaborative processes to take a more prominent role. This panel will discuss the opportunity for collaborative ADR within the context of the current business, trade and economic environment of the European continent.

James SouthManaging Director, Senior Consultant & Mediator, CEDR – London
  • Victoria Marquez-MeesManaging Director and Chief Accountability OfficeEuropean Bank for Reconstruction and Development – London
  • Sven Stürmann, Chairperson of the 2nd Board of Appeal and Mediator for European Intellectual Property office at EUIPO – Alicante
  • Elodie LoingManaging Director in Retail and Luxury Goods, Mediator – Paris
  • Dr Ioanna AnastassopoulouPresident and Co-Founder, Hellenic Mediation and Arbitration Centre – Athens

IV. The Business Case for Appropriate Dispute Resolution (35 min)

While the business case for leveraging the full ADR spectrum has been evident for decades, there are longstanding challenges, both cultural and structural, for businesses and organizations to implement the broad range of dispute resolution and management mechanisms available. This panel of business and legal leaders will review and discuss the critical business imperatives of considering appropriate dispute resolution when conflict emerges.
Leonardo D’UrsoMember of Board of Directors, Weinstein International Foundation, and CEO and Co-Founder, ADR Center – Rome
  • Peter Kamminga, Ph.D.International Mediator & Arbitrator, JAMS – New York and Netherlands
  • Sara Biglieri, Partner, Head of the Europe Litigation group, Co-Head of Dispute Resolution, Dentons – Milan
Additional speakers to be confirmed
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