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Publications:

European Mediation Training for Practitioners of Justice (with DVD)

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Arbitration in CIS Countries. Current issues

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The UNCITRAL Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration: 25 years

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Alternative Dispute Resolution in the Energy Sector

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A Selection of Pitfalls under Chinese Arbitration

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"The new EU Directive on Mediation - First Insights"

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"Arbitration and Mediation in the ACP-EU Relations"

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"Interim measures in international commercial arbitration"

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"Colloque sur le Livre Vert de la Commission européenne sur les modes alternatifs de résolution des conflits relevant du droit civil et commercial"

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Please have a look under the tab Activities for more information on upcoming events. More info:

Click the following link for a word about AIA from the manager Cecile Oosterveen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MijqwKGtmFg

Please note in your agenda the date of the next introduction to mediation training: 15-17 July !

The `ISDS: A Way Forward` on 27 May was very interesting. The AIA would like to thank all participants for this very interesting debate on ISDS in collaboration with the Arbitration Institute of the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce (SCC). There were two panels with four participants each. They all presented a specific topic regarding ISDS, its need for reform or concerning a specific feature of this specific mechanism. ISDS is increasingly important in our world today, as shown by the negotiation of the TTIP/TAFTA and opposition of public opinion. It appeared that a reform is indeed needed, but to what extent? Speakers have developed arguments on transparency and public opinion and the realistic position regarding harmonization of such conflicting concepts. As ISDS remains governed by autonomy of the parties, they can still choose which Rules of Arbitration to abide to and whether to render proceedings confidential or public. In such a paradigm, reforming ISDS appears more complicated than previously thought. Moreover, ISDS mechanisms quickly adapt to changing expectations (for example, the SCC introduced an emergency arbitration procedure). It has also been argued that ISDS could actually help implement environmental requirements through specifically designed provisions and dispute resolution. The conflicts (of interest) opposing ISDS and other self-contained regimes of international law and interested parties has also been dealt with thanks to an overview of the role of Amici Curiae. An extensive overview of issues surrounding ISDS was provided to participants of the seminar, with emphasis on the recognized facts and numbers regarding investor/state arbitration. Participants were also involved in a fact-based debate on the reform and way forward of ISDS and were provided with a Q&A session with the speakers. Speakers included: Christer Söderlund, from Vinge; John Willems, from White&Case; Natalia Petrik, from the SCC; Andrina Sukhma, from the SCC as well; Manish Aggarwal, from Three Crown LLP; Fredrik Andersson, from Mannheimer Swartling; Paul Lefebvre, from Hanotiau & Van de Berg and Nicolas Angelet, from Liedekerke. Moderators were Iuliana Iancu, from Hanotiau & Van de Berg and Johan Billiet from Billiet&Co.

Submissions

AIA Submission: Belgium chapter to the 2015 edition of GAR’s The European, Middle Eastern and African Arbitration Review

AIA Submission on investment protection and investor-to-state dispute settlement in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement

The Second Session of the Future of Mediation in Belgium (FMB) Initiative Report: 17th of March 2014

The 2014 study ‘Rebooting the Mediation Directive: Assessing the limited impact of its implementation and proposing measures to increase the number of mediations in the EU’ has been published by the European Parliament .

Recent Publications

Getting the Deal Through – Arbitration 2014

Johan Billiet and Tatiana Proshkina have written the contribution for Belgium.

Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research Ltd. This article was first published in Getting the Deal Through – Arbitration 2014, (published in January 2014; contributing editors: Gerhard Wegen and Stephan Wilske of Gleiss Lutz ) For further information please visit www.GlobalArbitrationReview.com.

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An extract from The European, Middle Eastern and African Arbitration Review 2014 - www.GlobalArbitrationReview.com.

Johan Billiet and Tatiana Proshkina have written the contribution for Belgium.

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Getting the Deal Through – Mediation 2014

Johan Billiet and Olivia Staines have written the contribution for Belgium.

Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research Ltd. This article was first published in Getting the Deal Through – Mediation 2014, (published in October 2013; contributing editor: Renate Dendorfer-Ditges of Heussen Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft mbH) For further information please visit www.GlobalArbitrationReview.com.

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European Mediation Training for Practitioners of Justice (with DVD)

The course “European Mediation Training for Practitioners of Justice” ©, organised by the Association for International Arbitration, allows successful participants to apply for accreditation throughout the whole EU and establishes, thereby, a category of truly ‘European Mediators’. The book and the enclosed DVD are the result of this 100-hour course program, divided into theoretical and practical parts. The topics in the book vary from more general, such as differences between mediation and litigation or role of a mediator, to such specific practical issues as a refusal to mediate, dealing with deadlocks, and multiparty mediation. Articles in this book have been authored by recognized mediation professionals working in different jurisdictions across the EU and providing EMTPJ training sessions. This book may be regarded as the unique guide on mediation in Europe and on how to become an EU qualified mediator. The DVD contains a mock mediation conducted during a regular practical session of EMTPJ 2011, which is commented by one of the EMTPJ lecturers.

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Qualifying Assessment Program (QAP) approved by the International Mediation Institute (IMI)

The AIA is pleased to announce that we now have a Qualifying Assessment Program (QAP) approved by the International Mediation Institute (IMI).
IMI is unique as it is the only organization in the world to cultivate global, professional standards for experienced mediators, advocates and others involved in the field of ADR. In addition, lMI convenes stakeholders, promotes understanding and disseminates skills all in a non-service provider capacity.
Establishing the European Mediation Training for Practitioners of Justice (EMTPJ) represented an important milestone for mediation as it allows participants to apply for accreditation in numerous jurisdictions both within and outside Europe thereby creating truly ‘European Mediators’. The AIA offers the assessment in different languages after agreement between the AIA and the candidate.
Since then, it has become increasingly important for the AIA to obtain IMI approval in order to have an assessment recognized on a global scale that would cater to experienced, competent mediators, with the overall aim of promoting mediation as a profession.
Those who take part in the AIA’s qualifying assessment program and successfully become qualified and then IMI Certified will form part of a worldwide community of experienced mediators whose profiles are freely searchable by users through the IMI open search engine.
AIA is now open for registrations; applicants must have 200 hours mediation experience and 20 mediation cases. For details please email us at: IMIQAP@arbitration-adr.org
AIA also supports the Young Mediators Initiative (YMI), which was established under the umbrella of IMI, with the aim of encouraging, connecting and assisting young mediators worldwide.

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