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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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Organisation of the law firm VDV AVOCATS to meet with security and safe measures.

VDV AVOCATS has dapted its organisation to work in conformity with safe and secure measures.

Visio meetings remain possible, and ensure confidentiality.

in case of meetings with physical presence, meetings rooms are sufficiently big to secure social distancing.

Access to hydro-alcoholic gel is offered to clients.

Meeting rooms are regurlarly and well ventilated.

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).