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Center for International Legal Studies

International Mediation Symposium

Salzburg, Austria, Thursday, 8 June - Sunday, 11 June 2017

Faculty Confirmation/Registration.


A gathering of dispute resolution specialists (litigators, mediators, arbitrators, judges, expert witnesses, academics) worldwide to discuss issues in mediation, both common and diverse, as a learning process in professional education.

Professional sessions will take place in the Parker Hall in the Meierhof; Coffee Breaks are scheduled for the Meierhof Lobby in the Meierhof; Breakfasts, lunches and dinners will take place in the Marble Hall in the Palace; The Piano Concert, Cocktail Reception and the Palace Tour take place or commence in the Great Hall of the Palace

Chair - and - Media Partner

Hon. Ken Fields

TDM Journal

Transnational Dispute Management is the network for International Arbitration, Mediation and ADR, and International Investment Law and has gained popularity with many (international) companies, governmental organisations, law firms international agencies, academic and think-tank institutions.

Thursday, 8 June

Welcome Lunch

12:30-1:30 PM

Symposium Opening

Hon. Ken L. Fields (ret.), Fields Mediation, Phoenix, Arizona, United States

1.45-2:00 PM

1. Status of Mediation World-Wide

A discussion of the acceptance nationally and internationally of mediation as a dispute resolution process

Moderator: Hon. Paul Anthony Smith, Land Court of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

- Christof Siefarth, GOERG, Cologne, Germany
- Aloysius Goh, Singapore International Mediation Centre, Singapore

2:00-3:15 PM

Coffee Break

3:15-3:30 PM

2. Mediation in International Arbitration

A discussion of mediation in Bilateral Investment Treaties (the renewed interest for mediation in State vs. State and State vs. Multinational companies relationships -the mediation clause in TTIP, IBA Rules). What mediations in the International Arbitration context might involve?

Moderator: Hon. David Gladstone (ret.), Tel Aviv, Israel

- Claudia Caluori, Legal Counsel - Mediator, Rome, Italy
- Laurent Niddam, Independent Arbitrator and Arbitration Lawyer, Budapest, Hungary

3:30-4:45 PM

Cocktail Reception

5:30-7:00 PM

Palace Tour

6:15-7:00 PM

Opening Dinner

7:00 PM

Friday, 9 June

3. Starting/Inspiring a Mediation Culture and a Mediation Practice

Moderator: Hon. Colin F. Campbell (ret.), Osborn Maledon, Phoenix, Arizona, United States

- Hon. Christopher M. Skelly, Scott, Skelly & Muchmore LLC, Phoenix, Arizona, United States
- Blazo Nedic, Partners for Democratic Change Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia
- Miryan Weichselbaum- Gharibo, Let’s Agree, Vienna, Austria
- Cezary Rogula, Adw. Cezary Rogula Law & Mediation Office, Krakow, Poland

9:00-10:15 AM

Coffee Break

10:15-10:30 AM

4. Enforcing Mediation Clauses and Mediated Settlement Agreements

A presentation on enforcing mediated clauses and mediated settlement agreements, including options on how to craft agreements to ensure compliance in the absence of treaties or specific statutes and a discussion of the efforts and progress in drafting an international instrument to enforce such agreements.

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

- Rodney F. Page, Bryan Cave LLP, Washington, DC, United States
- Lin Adrian, University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Law, Copenhagen, Denmark
- Fabien Gélinas, McGill University, Montreal, Québec, Canada
- Maryam Salehijam, University of Ghent, Faculty of Law, European Private Law, Ghent, Belgium

10:30 AM-11:45 AM

Lunch Break

11:45-1:00 PM

5. Family Mediation: The Cinderella Syndrom – Forgotten Foundations

Moderator: Hon. Nancy Flatters (ret.), Mediation/Arbitration/Judicial Trainer, Calgary, Alberta, Canada

- Anna Plevri, University of Nicosia, Nicosia, Cyprus
- David N. Horowitz, May, Potenza, Baran, & Gillespie, P.C., Phoenix, Arizona, United States

1:00-2:15 PM

Coffee Break

2:15-2:30 PM

6. Digitizing the Dispute Resolution Process

Moderator: Andrew Burr, ArbDB Chambers, London, England

- Virginie Colaiuta, Brown Rudnick LLP, London, England
- Sylvie Cecile Cavaleri, University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Law, Copenhagen, Denmark
- Susanne Kratzsch, Dr. Kroll & Partner, Reutlingen, Germany
- Jian Fang, Beijing Arbitration Commission, Beijing, China (PR)

2:30-3:45 PM

Free Afternoon/Evening

Saturday, 10 June

7. Ethical Issues in Mediation

A discussion of the options and delicacies of doing a Mediation-Arbitration, Arbitration-Mediation and/or Arbitration-Mediation-arbitration by the same mediator/Arbitrator

Moderator: Hon. Edward O. Burke, Burke Mediation, Phoenix, Arizona, United States

- Carol Ludington, Ludington Ltd., Willernie, Minnesota, United States
- Alice Fremuth-Wolf, VIAC, Vienna, Austria
- David Nolan SC, Barrister, Dublin, Ireland
- Kun Fan, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

9:00-10:15 AM

Coffee Break

10:15-10:30 AM

8. Professional Malpractice Claims

Moderator: Harvey C. Berger, Pope, Berger, Williams & Reynolds, LLP, San Diego, California, United States

- David M. Cook, The Hardison Law Firm, Memphis, Tennessee, United States
- Janice F. Mulligan, Law Offices of Mulligan & Banham, San Diego, California, United States
Andrew S. Albert, Albert Mediation, San Diego, California

10:30 AM-11:45 AM

Lunch Break

11:45-1:00 PM

9. Trends and Innovations in Mediation

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

- Hans-Josef Vogel, Beiten Burkhard, Duesseldorf, Germany
- Teresa F. Frisbie, Loyola University Chicago, School of Law, Chicago, Illinois, United States
- Elizabeth Birch, 3 Verulam Buildings, London, England,
- Markus Doerig, Badertscher, Zurich, Switzerland

1:00-2:15 PM

Symposium Closing

Ken Fields

2:15-2:30 PM

Piano Concert

6:30-7:30 PM

Concluding Dinner

7:30 PM

Before the CILS Mediation Symposium, you will have the opportunity to participate in a Pepperdine School of Law

hosted at the same venue, Schloss Leopoldskron, from 6 to 8 June 2017. Registrants from the CILS Mediation Symposium will get a 20 per cent discount on the Pepperdine's program fees. Click on image to go to registration page.


Lin Adrian, Andrew S. Albert, Alan M. Anderson, Harvey C. Berger, Elizabeth Birch, Edward O. Burke, Claudia Caluori, Colin F. Campbell, Sylvie Cécile Cavaleri, David M. Cook, Markus Dörig, Kun Fan, Kenneth L. Fields, Nancy Flatters, Alice Fremuth-Wolf, Teresa F. Frisbie, David Gladstone, Aloysius Goh, Fabien Gélinas, Carol Ludington, Janice F. Mulligan, David Nolan, Rodney F. Page, Anna Plevri, Cezary Rogula, Maryam Salehijam, Christopher M. Skelly, Paul Anthony Smith, Richard Martyn Westerman,