WG FIDE/CEDR: Commercial Mediation

WG FIDE/CEDR: Commercial Mediation
Fide and CEDR lead this working group in order to define various lines of action to enhance commercial mediation with the conflict resolution methodology that CEDR develops.

FIDE is today a permanent meeting place for professionals of the highest level or with a long professional career, who develop their activity in companies, professional law firms, and Public Administration. The subjects that are treated, the profiles of the participants and the methodology of the debates and meetings allow all those attending, not only to have a direct approach to the relevant issues of the legal economic world but also to discuss them among them with direct knowledge of the opinions of their authors. The information and content of the forums and debates allow to know firsthand the resolutions, norms or issues that arise daily in the legal-business environment, and the conclusions that are reached, attended the level and knowledge of all the assistants, guarantee their practical and immediate utility for all attendees.
CEDR has a group of more than 200 mediators and 40 consultants in negotiation, mediation and conflict management skills. All of them are accredited and active mediators/facilitators, as well as trainers with a collective experience of providing hundreds of training and consulting days per year. Whether as full-time CEDR employees or associates, they represent the most experienced body of conflict resolution and management facilitators in Europe, drawn from a variety of professional backgrounds in the private, public and voluntary sectors. This diversity of professionals combined with intercultural backgrounds allows us to select the most suitable trainers and facilitators for the respective tasks. The size and diversity of the team also mean that they can carry out activities in multiple locations worldwide and with a high degree of cultural sensitivity required to work with various participants. The team includes consultants and trainers who speak English, Spanish, French, and German, as well as other languages.


Develop periodic analysis sessions on the knowledge and skills that are necessary to develop commercial mediation with rigor and efficiency. Also, all those issues related to the professional field of mediators. Regularly, publications will be made that reflect the conclusions of these works. Any national and international experts will be necessary to enrich the work.


What is it?
The accredited club CEDR / FIDE is a place for meeting, debate, training, and empowerment of professionals in the area of commercial mediation. 
Integrated by those who have been accredited in Spain with the training, methodology, and principles of the Center for Effective Dispute Resolution-CEDR, the Club pursues the following purposes:
  • Make known the accredited CEDR in Spain, as "neutrals" of quality.
  • Publish, inform and sensitize to enhance ADR, especially in the environment of legal counsel of the company, not only in law firms.
  • Generate a Think Tank conceived as a forum for debate and exchange of experiences, mentoring by senior mediators, shadowing, etc ... a CEDR Exchange in Spain.
  • Widen the scope: not only mediation but ADR as management mechanisms of agreements facilitated by "neutrals" CEDR.
  • Quarterly meetings of the Club.
  • Promote continuous training for accredited mediators
  • Develop sessions on the methods of managing agreements counting on Spanish and foreign "neutrals" (CEDR and others) as speakers.
  • Implement a "standardized CEDR style" that will govern their actions, both in the promotion of this meditation tool and in the practice of the same that its members perform.
Who is part of this Club?

The professionals who have obtained the title of mediator by CEDR in Spain. To see information about this group of professionals, please follow this link.


Exclusive for the Club 

Open (subject to registration conditions).


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