Conflict Resolution and Mediation Conference 2020.

Experience from the world's leading mediators

June 24, 2020
About this Event
The conference will center around the following topics:
Successes and failures in mediation during a pandemic
Development of mediation: what happens in different countries with mediation in 2020
Practice cases: sharing the experience and difficulties
The event consists of the mediators panel and case-part.
We will discuss these topics with leading international mediators from Europe, Russia, CIS, Brasil, Colombia, USA.
Part 1. Mediators panel
  • Questions for mediators panel:
  • What are the impacts of coronavirus on mediation in your country?
  • What do you think will happen in mediation in your country in next 6 months?
  • What is the customer demand now? How does it changed in 2020?
  • What new solutions have been implemented by you in 2020?
  • What marketing tools do you use now?
Part 2. Case-part. Experience and practice
In this part we will discuss:

  • Particular cases and creative solutions. Tools and techniques for turning negative conversations into positive ones.
  • Difficulties and problem cases
Leading international mediators from Europe, Russia, CIS, Brasil, Colombia, USA.
Mrs JANE PLAYER, England
Jane is an accredited mediator having mediated over 500 disputes both domestic and international. Her expertise focuses on general corporate and contractual claims, fraud and project disputes, IP claims and media disputes.

Particularly recommended where there are strong personalities within the parties' groups and where there may be some cynicism towards the potential for dispute resolution through mediation, Jane has an engaging style and is often praised for her proactive approach.

Mediating for CEDR, IPOS, ICC LCIA and SIMC as well as a member of the IMI Users Council anda honorary member of the International academy of Mediators
Mr Aloysius Goh, Singapore
Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Sage Mediation Pte Ltd
Certified as an international mediator since 2007, Aloysius specializes in complex cross-border cases and his mediation clients include companies listed on the BSE, NYSE, SGX, SSE, and HSI, as well as charities, non-government organisations, and public sector entities.

A large part of Aloysius' career was in public service and non-profits. Aloysius currently serves as a member of the International Mediation Institute's Appraisal Committee. He is a Senior Faculty at the Singapore Mediation Centre and Singapore International Dispute Resolution Academy.

A National University of Singapore (NUS) Law School Research Scholar and a Public Service Commission Humanities Scholar, Aloysius has a Master's degree in Law from the NUS, and a Master's degree in Education Leadership from Boston College Lynch Education School.
Mr Eugene E. Kiselev, Russia
President of the M2B Union of professional mediators (M2B - mediation2business)
The first mediation to resolve a business conflict between owners was held in the 90s. Since then, he regularly conducts business mediation on corporate disputes, conflicts between owners, conflicts when buying and selling a business.

In 2007, he trained as a mediator at Saint Petersburg State University and successfully passed the exam for the international certificate of mediator. In 2015, he trained as a mediation coach at Saint Petersburg State University. In 2016, he became the author and initiator of the project " The peace is real! Mediation as a way to resolve family conflicts", which received a grant from the President of Russia. Since 2017, he has been a member of the coordinating Council of the "League of mediators" in Saint Petersburg.

He is the author of a methodology for obtaining a business mediation order from an Arbitration court (developed and first tested in 2017).
Mr Andrew Miller, London, United Kingdom
QC, Mediator and Arbitrator at 2 Temple Gardens; Mediator at In Place of Strife; CEDR and M4CI Panels. CIArb Trustee.
Andrew has been involved in the mediation of disputes since 1996, when he undertook his first mediation in Singapore. He has experience of over 150 mediations and has been involved in mediations both domestically and internationally for over 20 years.

Andrew is both CEDR and RICS accredited and acts as a mediator in a wide range of commercial sectors, including Construction, Commercial, Insurance, Energy, Property Damage, Product Liability and professional negligence disputes.

Andrew also practices as a single and panel Arbitrator in commercial arbitrations and has been a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (FCIArb) since 1999. Andrew is also a trustee of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Dr. Deri Ronis, Sarasota, Florida Area
Mediator, Negotiator, Trainer, Stress Management, Organizational and Family Conflict Practitioner
Dr. Deri Ronis has been providing innovative seminars and workshops for over three decades to schools, corporations, government agencies and religious organizations. She earned a Doctorate in International Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, pioneering numerous programs.

She lived and taught in the Bahamas from 1979 t9 1984. She has spoken at many venues over the past 3 decades. She was a Rotary International Goodwill Ambassador and University Professor Grant Recipient teaching at Galen University and Sacred Heart College in San Ignacio, Belize in 2007. She is currently a Fulbright Specialist Grant Recipient.

Her past program was as the lead trainer in Peer Mediation at New College with the Sarasota World Affairs Council. She is currently an ESOL Adjunct Professor, her undergraduate degree in Linguistics, teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages with many talented immigrants in Sarasota at Suncoast Technical College. She is a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family and County Mediator, a U.S. Postal Redress Mediator, a Trainer in Anti Bullying and Cyber Bullying with the ADL, Anti Defamation League, and an EAP trainer, (Employee Assistance Programs).
Mr John K. Mitchell, California
Mediator, Federal & State Court, Attorney & Counselor at Law, Mediation Coach & Organizational Ombudsman
John K. Mitchell is one of "Los Angeles' Best Court Mediators " and a lawsuit closer in both federal and state court. Since 2014, he has settled over seven hundred court cases. As a lecturer in Law and clinical instructor at USC Gould School of Law, a top 20 law school, Mitchell teaches advanced mediation skills to postgraduate students while settling litigated court cases, working effectively with people from all walks of life and differing cultures and with mediation students from around the world who attended USC.

Mitchell is a member of the board of directors for the Mediator Certification Consortium of California, MC3, a nonprofit that certifies mediator experience, education and skill. Mitchell is also a member of the Bar of the Supreme Court of the United States, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. District Court in the Central, Eastern & Southern Districts of the State of California
Mrs Kristin Rizzo, San Diego, CA - United States
Mediator & Employment Neutral
Kristin Rizzo is an employment attorney, mediator, and neutral fact-finder. She is the Owner/Founder of Rizzo Resolution, a boutique firm providing employment neutral services, and she mediates privately through West Coast Resolution Group. Kristin also sits on several distinguished mediator panels, including the San Diego Superior Court panel, the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) pro-bono panel, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) pro-bono panel. Kristin is passionate about helping people, employees, and companies resolve their disputes in creative and meaningful ways.

A cum laude graduate of the University of California, San Diego, Kristin holds bachelor's degrees in Political Science – International Relations and Spanish Literature and obtained her juris doctor degree from the University of San Diego School of Law. She received her mediator training from the National Conflict Resolution Center and Pepperdine University's Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution. Kristin has received many notable achievements, including, having been recognized by the San Diego Super Lawyers as a top alternative dispute resolution neutral and a top employment law attorney, by the San Diego Daily Transcript as a top employment law attorney, and by the San Diego Metro Magazine as a top leader under 40.
Mr Gabor Farkas, Switzerland
Mediator and a Peacebuilder
During his 30 years of professional experience in Communication, Marketing and Management, Gabor has developed his skills in fostering transnational business relations and conflict resolution. He was the founder and CEO of a chain of retail stores. Previously, he was the Marketing Director of the first European company to offer internet access over cable. An early pioneer in the development of web-based businesses he launched, in 1995, one of the first e-commerce websites in Switzerland.

Gabor has studied multimedia and creative arts in ESAV in Geneva.

He is an accredited mediator with CEDR in the UK, CMAP and ESCP in France and CSMC in Switzerland.
Born in Budapest and raised in Geneva, he has also studied and worked in England, the USA, Israel, Spain, France, Germany, Senegal, the Ivory Coast, Czech Republic and Russia.
Gabor Farkas speaks French, English, Hungarian and Spanish.
Mrs Jane Gunn, London, United Kingdom
Mediator at ArbDB Chambers
Jane Gunn is a former city solicitor, now a full time mediator with 20 years experience of mediating commercial cases. She has mediated hundreds of disputes and is frequently chosen for her extensive mediation experience as well as her ability to handle complex and emotive cases. Accredited in 1996 (CEDR) she is a Mediator Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators a CMC registered mediator and an IMI (The International Mediation Institute) Certified International Mediator.
Mrs Elena Gizerskaya
President and Founder at 4Legal Global
14 years of work as lawyer, 2010-2015 Director of Legal Affairs in the international retail group.

Currently, she is president of the international community of lawyers and advocates 4LEGAL GLOBAL, speaker and author of practical guide-books for lawyers.
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
15:00 - 15:10 GMT
15:00 - 15:10 GMT
Opening remarks, 4Legal Global
15:10 - 15:50 GMT
15:10 - 15:50 GMT
Panel Discussion
15:50 - 16:00 GMT
15:50 - 16:00 GMT
16:00 - 16:40 GMT
16:00 - 16:40 GMT
Case- part
16:40 - 16:50 GMT
16:40 - 16:50 GMT

15:00 - 16:50 GMT

Moscow (GMT+3) 18:00 - 19:50
Zurich / Berlin (GMT+2) 17:00 - 18:50
Rio de Janeiro (GMT-3) 12:00 - 13:50
New York (GMT-4) 11:00 - 12:50
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