Our firm fosters a culture of mediation, a way to manage conflicts in which an impartial third person facilitates discussion and communication between the disputing parties, making it easier to reach an agreement.
In this type of procedure, which involves far lower costs and is more time effective than a court case, the parties discuss the dispute and – through the work of the mediator – explore their respective interests and needs, including those related to their business.
This way the parties can “enlarge the pie before sharing it”, i.e. adopt a negotiation technique which involves both parties working together to increase potential benefits and reach an agreement that is mutually satisfactory (applying a “win/win” model as opposed to the “win/lose” approach found in any dispute brought before a court).
The parties may be assisted in these proceedings by a lawyer and/or an IP consultant.