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Renewal of position as President of the UIA World Forum of mediation centers.

The UIA Executive Committee which met virtually on October 26, 2020 has confirmed the exceptional renewal of Fabienne van der Vleugel as President of the World UIA Forum of mediation centers for another 2-year period (renewal of mandate).

INTERNATIONAL MEDIATION SUMMIT 2020 - China - Dongguan, Guangdong.

This year, 18-19 November 2020, the INTERNATIONAL MEDIATION SUMMIT 2020 is organized in China - Dongguan, Guangdong. The theme of the SUMMIT is : "Discussions on Diversified Resolution Methods under the Backdrop of Globalization".

Fabienne van der Vleugel, vice-presidente of the 77 committee of the French foreign trade advisor and professor at the University Gustave Eiffel, is participing on-line, to the session moderated by Stefan Pavletic, mediator CCPIT (Italy), about the following subject matter : "Building and Improving Non-litigation Dispute Resolution Mechanism and Its Role in Economic Globablization (European Section)".

Fabienne van der Vleugel is more specifically speaking about the differences between mediation and arbitration and the criteria permitting parties in conflict to choose one or the other dispute resolution method.

UIA general assembly October 2020.

The UIA (International association of lawyers) has been established in 1927.

With members in over 110 countries, the UIA is a global and multi-cultural organization for the legal profession that facilitates professional development, stimulates learning and networking, and promotes the Rule of Law.

Members are actively participating and/or organizing seminars, meetings, forums, various actions and conferences in any part of the world.

Within the UIA, Fabienne van der Vleugel is acting in her capacity of president of the UIA world FORUM of mediation centers. The 27th FORUM was organised in Italy, in January 2020, just before the closing of the borders imposed by Covid-19. The very first virtual UIA FORUM has been organized in September 2020, gathering speakers from the US, Australia, Africa and Europe.

UIA is the association to adhere to, permitting enhancing knowledge of law and cultures.

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Participation to the 1st VIRTUAL UIA CONGRESS.

The 1st virtual UIA congress – UNION INTERNATIONAL DES AVOCATS – will be just excellent : the program (see attached) will trigger very interesting debates during seminars and meetings, and will permit participants to update information about various subject matters.

Many lawyers, managers have registered. Do not miss this event !

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Conference to the students of BTS International commerce of the Lycée Jean Vilar, in Meaux.

In her capacity of French foreign trade advisor, Fabienne van der Vleugel has given a 2-hour conference this 9 October 2020 to the students of BTS International commerce of the Lycée Jean Vilar, in Meaux.

This was the opportunity for the students to get information about international commerce, and more specifically about the importance of writing and negotiating adapted and detailed clauses in the contract, and notably inserting correct management conflict clauses.

The characteristics of the alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods have been described : mediation, arbitration, conciliation, collaborative process, participative procedure, and the differences with the judicial procedures.

The covid-19 crises also obliges international commerce actors to adopt accordingly their methods to handle disputes. Mediation via on-line adapted instruments constitute a modern way to construct a solid, definitive and adapted solution to a conflict.

The students of BTS International commerce of the Lycée Jean Vilar in Meaux, have had the opportunity to learn more about commercial disputes and ADR methods.

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