Center for International Legal Studies


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.

International Mediation Symposium

Thursday, 8 June - Sunday, 11 June 2017

Salzburg, Austria

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, and is accepting suitable papers for publication after the conclusion of the symposium.

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


Thursday, 8 June

Welcome Lunch

11:30 AM-12:30 PM

Symposium Opening

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

12:45-1:00 PM

1.a. Status of Mediation World-Wide - I

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, GÖRG Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB, Cologne, Germany
- Claudia Caluori, Eptalex Aziz Torbey Law Firm, Beirut, Lebanon
- Aloysius Goh, Singapore International Mediation Centre, Singapore

1:00-2:15 PM

Coffee Break

2:15-2:45 PM

1.b. Status of Mediation World-Wide - II

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

Moderator: Terry Tomsick, Lawyer, Bled, Slovenia

- Lynn Cole, Mediator and Arbitrator, Tampa, Florida, United States
- Hon. David Gladstone (ret.), Tel Aviv, Israel
- Orit Asnin, Orit Asnin Law Office, Haifa & Tel Aviv, Israel

2:45-4:00 PM

Cocktail Reception

5:30-7:00 PM

Palace Tour

6:15-7:00 PM

Opening Dinner

7:00 PM

Friday, 9 June

2. 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
- Renate Dendorfer-Ditges, DITGES Partnerschaft GmbB, Bonn, Germany
- Cezary Rogula, Adw. Cezary Rogula Law & Mediation Office, Krakow, Poland
- Alexander Walker, Masters of Peace and Conflict Program, University of Otago, New Zealand

9:00-10:15 AM

Coffee Break

10:15-10:45 AM

3. 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

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

10:45 AM-12:00 PM

Lunch Break

12:00-1:00 PM

4. Family Mediation: The Cinderella Syndrom – Forgotten Foundations

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

- Thomas S. Clifton, A Professional Law Corporation, Oakland, California, United States
- Anna Plevri, University of Nicosia, Nicosia, Cyprus
- David N. Horowitz, May, Potenza, Baran, & Gillespie, P.C., Phoenix, Arizona, United States

1:15-2:30 PM

Coffee Break

2:30-3:00 PM

5. Digitizing the Dispute Resolution Process

Moderator: Andrew Burr, ArbDB Chambers, London, England

- Sylvie Cecile Cavaleri, University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Law, Copenhagen, Denmark
- Susanne Kratzsch, Dr. Kroll & Partner, Stuttgart, Germany

3:00-4:15 PM

Free Afternoon/Evening

Saturday, 10 June

6. 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, Vienna International Arbitration Centre, Vienna, Austria
- David Nolan SC, Barrister, Dublin, Ireland
- Kun Fan, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

9:00-10:15 AM

Coffee Break

10:15-10:45 AM

7. 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
- Egidijus Langys, Avocad Law Firm, Vilnius, Lithuania
- Janice F. Mulligan, Mulligan Banham & Findley, San Diego, California, United States
- Andrew S. Albert, Albert Mediation, San Diego, California, United States

10:45 AM-12:00 PM

Lunch Break

12:00-1:00 PM

8. Trends and Innovations in Mediation

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

- 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

1:15-2:30 PM

Symposium Closing

Ken Fields

2:30-2:45 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.


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