Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) aiming to assist two (or more) disputants in reaching an agreement. Mediation presupposes the autonomy, authority and ability of decision of each party. An agreement is determined by the parties themselves rather than being imposed by a third party. The disputes may involve states, organisations, communities, individuals or other representatives with a vested interest in the outcome. The mediator, possibly together with an additional person (Co-Mediation), uses appropriate techniques and skills to open and improve dialogue between disputants, aiming to help the parties reach an agreement. Normally, all parties must view the mediator as impartial.
Members of the Swiss Bar Association (SAV), who have completed a recognized training, receive the title Mediator SAV. We consult you about the advantages and limits of a mediation procedure, the costs and duration.