News & Press

Renewal of the nomination as French Foreign Trade Advisor.

Fabienne van der Vleugel has been confirmed in her position as French Foreign Trade Advisor by Decree of 5 February 2021, for the fourth renewal of mandate as from 1st January 2021.

The objectives of the French Foreign Trade Advisors consist in giving information related to the international business, having an advisory role, and informing students in international courses.

WHO'S WHO Thought Leaders - France 2021.

Fabienne van der Vleugel has been nominated as being one of the "Thought Leaders in France 2021" in the field of MEDIATION (page 27) with 3 other colleagues mediators.

As per the criteria imposed by this guide, entry to this level requires "the highest number of nominations from peers, corporate counseil and other marked sources" in most recent research.

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.

WHO'S WHO LEGAL MEDIATION 2020 : Top 11 nomination.

In the last edition of WHO'S WHO LEGAL MEDIATION 2020 (page 37), Fabienne van der Vleugel (VDV AVOCATS) has again been nominated, with 10 other mediators, in the list of mediators for FRANCE.

The 2014 April edition "Who’s Who Legal FRANCE 2014", in its article "Mediation Marketplace Analysis" (web site), and in its paper edition (page 68) already analysed the development of mediation in France :

« [---] Mediation in France’s commercial sector is slowly gaining momentum. The civil procedure code contains modern provisions to facilitate the use of mediation and new legislation is expected to encourage the development of ADR in France. Eleven lawyers are selected for inclusion, demonstrating its growing popularity. [---] Fabienne van der Vleugel, founder of VDV Avocats is “going from strength to strength” in the fields of mediation, negotiation and court-approved consensus arbitration. She is head of the firm’s ADR department and regularly appointed as an institutional mediator for conducting mediations in French or English. [---]”
(source : Who's Who Legal France 2014, cf. lien web).

Despite covid-19, mediation is and remains an adequate alternative dispute resolution offering to the mediated parties the possibility to master their conflict, to negotiate it and fix a negotiated adapted durable solution with the help of the mediator.

In SERRIS, the law firm VDV AVOCATS has been built in such a way to permit Fabienne van der Vleugel, in her capacity of either judicial mediator or ad hoc mediator, to organize mediation and private/plenary sessions, with presence of parties and counsels and/or to organize visio conferences.

Mediation is a modern new way to manage conflicts, which integrates a part of daring and flexibility.

Mediated parties may be offered the possibility, if they wish so, to use on line mediation mixed, or not, with face to face meetings.

On line mediation may also permit mediated parties to master the conflict and to fix the solution they want to negotiate, with the help of their lawyers, and under the supervision of the mediator – who is controlling and organizing the processes.

During the last world UIA Forum of mediation centers, organized on line, in September 2020, one of the sessions was precisely about on line mediation : the modern tool MODRON has been explained by its creator, M. Nathan POLITO, who took the time to explain its characteristics to the audience.