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Organizer of the virtual 30th UIA world forum of mediation centers in MALAGA (Spain) – 16th and 17th September 2022.

Fabienne van der VLEUGEL, president of the UIA world Forum of mediation centers, will organize the 30th edition of the FORUM, during 2 days : September 16 and 17, 2022, in MALAGA (Spain), if the sanitary crisis authorizes that the event be organized in presence.

The scientific program will be interesting, with multiple subject matters to be discussed by and with professionals willing to develop their practice, knowledge and network.

The attached agenda points out the variety of seminars, conferences and work sessions organized by UIA in the advantage of their members and future members.

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BNI - ici c'est Bailly ! International network

The new committee of the BNI group of Bailly has been elected, for the 6-month period, from October 2021 to March 2022, with Jessica Sansol as president, Jean-Christophe Hartelas secretary-treasurer and Fabienne van der Vleugel as vice-president.

As indicated in the web site of BNI, "[---] The mission of BNI is to help BNI Members increase their business through a structured, positive and professional referral marketing program that enables them to develop long-term, meaningful relationships with quality business professionals [---]".

Read more: https://bnifrance.fr

INTERNATIONAL MEDIATION SUMMIT 2021 - China - Jiangdong New District.

This year, 29-30 September 2021, the INTERNATIONAL MEDIATION SUMMIT 2021 is organized in China - Jiangdong New District : “Comparison of international commercial dispute resolution mechanisms at this stage”.

Fabienne van der Vleugel, vice-presidente of the 77 committee of the French foreign trade advisor and professor at the University Gustave Eiffel, has been invited to participate on-line, to this session, in order to develop an interesting theme : “Is mediation really a voluntary process”?

May we still talk about a “voluntary process” when mediated parties are invited by a judge to mediate (judicial mediation), are obliged to mediate by contract (ad-hoc mediation) or are legally bound to mediate before initiating a judicial procedure (in France, currently, for conflict that are limited to a certain amount).

Those questions are interesting to be analyzed and compared with practices existing in other countries, in order to understand how mediation is developing and how it may adequate to formalize it – or not – and to impose it – or not.

Moderator and speaker - INTERNATIONAL MEDIATION CONFERENCE - India - session on line « Covid-19 Pandemic and Online Mediation ».

Fabienne van der Vleugel was kindly invited to participate at the « INTERNATIONAL MEDIATION CONFERENCE » to moderate and being a speaker in the session « Covid-19 Pandemic and Online Mediation ».

Together with 3 other colleague mediators, Mr Pasquale (Lino) Orrico (Italy), Mr Thiruvengadam B C (India - BIMACC) et M. Gérard Kuyper (Belgium – bMediation), this subject matter has been discussed in details, on line.

The INTERNATIONAL MEDIATION CONFERENCE has gathered a very large audience.

Speakers and participants coming from all over the world were connected, on line, to study and discuss together about development of mediation.

BIMACC – Bangalore International Mediation Arbitration and Conciliation Centre – is India’s largest Institutional Not–for-Profit Global ADR Centre.

BIMACC regularly participates to the UIA world FORUM mediation centers.

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Read more: http://www.bimacc.org

WHO'S WHO LEGAL France 2021 : nomination Top 4 “most highly regarded”.

WHO'S WHO LEGAL France 2021 (page 60) has published a chapter dedicated to MEDIATION, in its new edition, highlighting “18 outstanding mediators who are recognized for their work handling a variety of complex commercial disputes”.

Fabienne van der Vleugel has been nominated in the top-4 “most highly regarded”.

The review indicates further that “Fabienne van der Vleugel with VDV AVOCATS earns a plethora of recommendations for her first-rate work mediating complex contract and debt recovery disputes”.