Mediation - Greece: The “Formal” and Various “Informal” Types, Off- & Online

Mediation = Dispute Meditation & Medication

Dimitris Emvalomenos, Lawyer, LL.M., Accredited Mediator of the Greek Ministry of Justice & the Centre of Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), London, UK, Dep. Managing Partner at the Law Firm “Bahas, Gramatidis & Partners” (BGP), discusses the various and many “Mediation-type” dispute resolution procedures that exist throughout the Greek legislation spectrum, apart from the “typical” Mediation (Law 4640/2019), covering not only civil & commercial matters (as one would suppose) but also various administrative and even criminal ones.

At same time, Mediation is especially referred to by an increased number of laws on a variety of civil & commercial issues, whereas special types of Mediation are already being regulated (currently for financial, family and cadastre disputes).

Mediation keeps expanding because, actually, it is a life’s necessity in solving differences and the law merely tries to regulate certain aspects of it.

The paper is a translation of a Greek original firstly published in the law magazine of Nomiki Bibliothiki «Arbitration & Mediation and Other Types of Alternative Dispute Resolution» [in Greek, «Διαιτησία & Διαμεσολάβηση και Λοιπές Εναλλακτικές Μορφές Επίλυσης Διαφορών»], Issue 6, 3rd Year, July-December 2020 and presents the legal status as of July 2021.

You may download the paper here

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