Global Trends in Mediation

Author: Nadja Marie Alexander
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
ISBN: 904112571X
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In its first edition, Global Trends in Mediation was the first book to concentrate on mediation from a comparative perspective - reaching beyond the all-too-familiar Anglo-American view - and as such has enjoyed wide practical use among alternative dispute resolution (ADR) practitioners worldwide. This new edition has not only been updated throughout; it has also added two new jurisdictions (France and Quebec) and a very useful comparative table summarising the salient points from each of the fourteen jurisdictional chapters. Each jurisdictional chapter addresses critical structural and process issues in alternative dispute resolution such as the institutionalisation of mediation, mediation case law and legislation, the range and nature of disputes where mediation is utilised, court-related mediation, mediation practice standards, education, training and accreditation of mediators, the role of lawyers in mediation, online dispute resolution and future trends. All the contributors are senior dispute resolution academics or practitioners with vast knowledge and experience of dispute resolution developments in their countries and abroad.

German Civil Justice

Author: Peter L. Murray
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German Civil Justice is an English-language detailed description and comparative analysis of the legal framework and practical working of the modern German civil justice system. This comprehensive work presents German civil litigation, both procedural law doctrine and actual practice, in terms relevant and understandable to readers mainly familiar with the common-law systems of England and the United States. Authors Murray and Sturner include detailed treatment of the various institutions of civil justice such as courts, judges and lawyers, discussion of the theoretical principles upon which German litigation is conducted, and a step-by-step analysis of German civil procedure, from the filing of suit to revision appeal. The work also includes coverage of specialized institutions of civil justice such as family law procedure, special streamlined warning and check procedures, execution, bankruptcy and arbitration, as well as extended treatment of German civil justice in international matters. The book concludes with a comparative analysis of the salient features of German civil litigation with Anglo-American civil justice institutions and procedures. German Civil Justice is oriented to lawyers, law professors, and law students who wish to obtain a basic understanding of the workings of the German civil justice system, current law and policy issues of that system, and how the German system compares with systems in Great Britain and the United States. The work contains abundant citations to additional sources for readers who seek more detailed knowledge of individual topics and issues. Chapter 1 of the book contains a brief overview of the system as a whole that is suitable for introductory purposes in courses with some other main focus.

International and Comparative Mediation

Author: Nadja Marie Alexander
Publisher: Kluwer Law International
ISBN: 9041132244
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This book meets the practice needs of lawyers confronted with cross-border disputes now arising far beyond the traditional areas of international commerce, such as consumer disputes, inter-family conflicts, and disagreements over Internet-based transactions. The author takes full account of mediationand’s risks and limitations, primarily its lack of finality and uncertainty in relation to enforceability issues which will persist until the advent of appropriate international regulation. Among the aspects discussed and analysed are the following: and• the emerging and significant new wave of global disputants; and• need to resolve disputes on the basis of factors other than law; and• increasing tendency of disputes to defy specific legal categories; and• dispute prevention systems drawing on mediation principles, such as project management mediation, partnering, and alliancing; and• mediation compared to others forms of dispute resolution; and• referral to mediation; and• mediation and multi-tiered dispute resolution (MDR) clauses; and• the duties of mediators, lawyers and parties; and• confidentiality and its implications; and• enforceability of mediated settlements; and and• the impact of mediation on legal rights and remedies. While the book draws on examples from around the world, six primary jurisdictions (the United States, Australia, England, France, Germany, and Austria) are selected for several reasons, including comparison of legal traditions, significant volume of mediation-related case law, and the existence of mediation-related legislation and implementation requirements. Cross-border legal instruments examined include the European Directive on Mediation, UNCITRALand’s Model Law on International Commercial Conciliation (MLICC), and the Uniform Mediation Act (UMA) in the United States. In the 21st century mediation is at the forefront of contemporary social and legal development and is finding a place in both physical dispute resolution forums and worldwide electronic-based communities. International and Comparative Mediation, with its deeply informed insights into emerging international trends and the diversity of mediation regulation applicable to international disputes, shows conflict management practitioners how to create a forum culturally acceptable to each specific group of participants, with a view to agreeing on appropriate norms for the regulation of future relationships. It will be welcomed by lawyers working in a wide range of cross-border practice. Professor Nadja Alexander holds appointments at City University Hong Kong, Murdoch University in Australia and University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. Her books on dispute resolution have been published internationally and her work has appeared in English, German and Russian language versions.

Kostenorientierte Steuerung des Zivilprozesses

Author: Michael Breyer
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 9783161489846
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English summary: The implementation of the law in civil proceedings is largely a question of costs. Michael Breyer gives a systematic outline of the German, English and American model for the costs of litigation and analyzes their respective efficiency. In his analysis done on the basis of comparative law, he begins by dealing with the total costs to be paid by the parties in civil proceedings and by examining the allocation of these among the parties with the alternatives of a loser-pays rule and a liability for procedural misconduct. In conclusion, he analyzes the possibilities the parties have of availing themselves of a third party in order to finance and insure their proceedings. Since the German model proves to be very efficient, the author voices his support for a further development of the existing system. German description: Die Verwirklichung des Rechts im Zivilprozess ist weithin eine Frage der Kosten. Michael Breyer erarbeitet systematisch das deutsche Prozesskostenmodell, vergleicht es mit den eher deregulierten Alternativen des englischen und amerikanischen Zivilprozesses und analysiert Effizienz und Effektivitat des deutschen Regelungsansatzes. Er kommt zu dem Ergebnis, dass das deutsche Modell sehr leistungsstark ist und spricht sich fur eine Fortentwicklung des bestehenden Systems unter Beibehaltung der pragenden Elemente aus. In einer rechtsvergleichenden Analyse fragt er zunachst nach den von den Parteien des Zivilprozesses insgesamt zu tragenden Kosten. Der Autor erortert vor allem die unterschiedliche Bestimmung der Anwaltsvergutung: nach Streitwert in Deutschland, nach Zeitaufwand in den USA und in England. Anschliessend fragt er nach der Verteilung der Kosten zwischen den Parteien mit den Alternativen einer Unterliegenshaftung und einer Haftung fur prozessuales Verschulden. Schliesslich analysiert er die Moglichkeiten der Parteien, sich zur Finanzierung und Versicherung ihres Prozesses Dritter zu bedienen. Unterschieden werden steuerfinanzierte Angebote der offentlichen Hand (Prozesskostenhilfe, legal aid ) und von den Parteien finanzierte Angebote privater Unternehmen (Rechtsschutzversicherung, anwaltliches Erfolgshonorar, Prozessfinanzierung). Effizienz und Effektivitat werden an den Parametern Transaktionskosten, Zugang der Burger zu Gericht und Unabhangigkeit der Anwalte von Staat, Partei und sonstigen Dritten gemessen. Beim Transaktionskostenvergleich berucksichtigt der Autor gleichermassen die Kosten der offentlichen Hand fur die Einrichtung des Justizapparates und die Parteikosten.

Das internationale Privat und Verfahrensrecht der Wirtschaftsmediation

Author: Armin Hutner
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 9783161487903
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English summary: Judicial proceedings in international commercial disputes are legally complex and time-consuming. The same is true of the international enforcement of judgements. This is why mediation is particularly suitable as a flexible and efficient instrument of dispute resolution in international commercial cases. Armin Hutner examines the conflict of law rules applying to the contractual relationships which go along with mediation proceedings. The author describes the specific problems in international commercial disputes and gives advice on the arrangement of a contractual framework in cross-border mediation proceedings which meets the interests of all the parties. Finally, he comments on current legislative projects in the field of mediation. German description: Gerichtliche Verfahren zeichnen sich in internationalen Wirtschaftskonflikten durch hohe rechtliche Komplexitat und lange Verfahrensdauer aus. Zusatzlich ist die Vollstreckung aus Urteilen im grenzuberschreitenden Bereich trotz eines hohen Vereinheitlichungsstandes innerhalb der EU schwierig und langwierig. Die Mediation bietet sich daher bei internationalen Wirtschaftskonflikten in besonderem Masse zur Beilegung von Streitigkeiten im Rahmen eines flexiblen und effizienten Konfliktmanagements an. Vor diesem Hintergrund werden im Zentrum der Arbeit unter Zugrundelegung des deutschen internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts diejenigen Kollisionsregeln untersucht, die auf die Vertragsverhaltnisse Anwendung finden, welche die Durchfuhrung eines Mediationsverfahrens begleiten (Mediationsvereinbarung, Mediatorvertrag, Mediationsorganisationsvertrag und Mediationsvergleich). Auf dieser Grundlage werden besondere Problemstellungen internationaler Wirtschaftskonflikte dargestellt und Hinweise fur eine interessengerechte vertragliche Ausgestaltung grenzuberschreitender Mediationsverfahren erarbeitet. Abschliessend wird zu aktuellen Gesetzgebungsvorhaben auf dem Gebiet der Mediation, die derzeit insbesondere auf europaischer Ebene in Angriff genommen werden (Richtlinienentwurf zur Mediation in Zivil- und Handelssachen, Code of Conduct), Stellung genommen. Diese Dissertation wurde 2005 mit dem Mediations-Wissenschaftspreis der Centrale fur Mediation und mit dem Harry Westermann-Preis der Universitat Munster ausgezeichnet.