Prague International Mediation Seminar

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This highly interactive seminar is designed for mediators who want to improve their skills in the field of cross border dispute resolution, learn the rules of cross-cultural communication and understand the dynamics of international dispute resolution.

Learn from leading professionals in the field with broad international experience in cross-border and cross-cultural dispute resolution.

With the increase in cross-border relations in Europe and the world in the 21st century, appropriate dispute resolution, including mediation, has become indispensable part of dispute resolution practice.

Format of the course:

Three-days intensive training is supplemented by online preparation to ensure a successful learning experience for every participant.

International MediationThursday, October 5, 2017

  • Introduction to Cross-border ADR
  • Legal Issues in International Dispute Resolution
  • Role play 1

Friday, October 6, 2017

  • Cross-border Family Disputes
  • Specifics of International Family Mediation
  • Role play 2

Saturday, October 7, 2017

  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • International Business Mediation
  • Role play 3

Social program:

There is going to be a rich social program including the cocktail event (October 5) and old-town walk (October 6).


Sabine Walsh

sabinewalsh-sq-278x300Sabine is a mediator, trainer and lecturer in mediation and conflict management and runs a busy national and cross-border mediation practice alongside teaching and training (St. Angela’s College Sligo, National University of Ireland). Since 2009, she has mediated a wide range of interpersonal and commercial disputes since.

She specialises in Cross-Border Family Mediation, having been the Irish participant on the first EU training in International Family Mediation in 2011. She has further qualifications in Online Mediation, Professional Practice Consultancy and Child Inclusive Mediation.

In October 2015 she took up a three year term as President of Ireland’s national mediation body, the Mediators Institute of Ireland. She is a regular writer for the Kluwer Mediation Blog, has published articles on mediation and mediator education and is co-editor with Nadja Alexander and Martin Svatos of the EU Mediation Law Handbook (Kluwer). She has presented at mediation conferences in many different countries.

Martin Svatos, Ph.D.

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Martin is one of the leading Czech mediators and arbitrators. In addition to his rich dispute resolution experience, he teaches at the Charles University in Prague and several other universities all around the globe. He acts as a legal expert of the Czech delegation to the UNCITRAL and as the President of the Working group of the ICC Czech Republic for Mediation. He is co-editor of the EU Mediation Law Handbook that will be published by Kluwer International in 2017.

Martin has acted in several ad hoc and institutional arbitration both as an arbitrator and external legal counsel. He is listed by the VIAC, by the Arbitration court of the Football Association of the Czech Republic and by the Arbitration Court of Czech Commodity Exchange where he also serves as a board member.

He publishes and gives speeches at international conferences on regular basis (the UIA World Forum of Mediation Centres, the IBA Annual Conference, the German Arbitration Institute Annual Conference, the Conference of the Mediators’ Institute of Ireland (Dublin) and YIAG conferences (Istanbul, Warsaw)…



Early bird (until May 15, 2017) EUR 950 (including 21% VAT)

EUR 1200 (including 21% VAT)


The seminar is taking place in the wonderful setting of the city of Prague. Address: Vyšehradská 49, 128 00 Prague

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