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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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28th world FORUM of mediation centers, JURISTE INTERNATIONAL, 2020.2, page 21, UIA, Lexis Nexis.

The 28th world FORUM of mediation centers has been exceptionnally organized in the format of 4 webinairs, with professional and recognized speakers, and about innovative and interesting themes :

- The Impact on International Disputes of the Singapore Convention

Fabienne van der Vleugel, in her capacity of president of the UIA world FORUM of mediation centers, has written an article summarizing the 28th world FORUM which has been published in the review JURISTE INTERNATIONAL.

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WHO'S WHO LEGAL France 2020 : Top-17 nominees.

WHO'S WHO LEGAL France 2020 (pages 69-71) has published its selection of "17 outstanding mediators recognised for their work on a variety of complex commercial disputes" amongst whom Fabienne van der Vleugel.

The review explains that "[---] Nominees have been selected based on comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practitioners worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed." (page 71).