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  • Location:
    Hamburg, Germany
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration and Mediation International Arbitration
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  • Location:
    Frankfurt/Main, Germany
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation Arbitration and Mediation International Arbitration
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  • Location:
    Cologne, Germany
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration and Mediation
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  • Location:
    Munich, Germany
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration and Mediation Litigation
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  • Location:
    Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration and Mediation
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  • Location:
    Munich, Germany
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration and Mediation
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  • Location:
    Hamburg, Germany
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration and Mediation Corporate Law International Arbitration
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  • Location:
    Munich, Germany
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration and Mediation International Arbitration Litigation Media Law Information Technology Law
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  • Location:
    Munich, Germany
  • Practice Areas:
    Tax Law Restructuring and Insolvency Law Arbitration and Mediation Investment
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  • Location:
    Frankfurt/Main, Germany
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration and Mediation
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Georg-Peter Kränzlin was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Georg-Peter Kränzlin

FPS Partnerschaft von Rechtsanwälten mbB
  • Location:
    Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Corporate Governance & Compliance Practice Mergers and Acquisitions Law Arbitration and Mediation
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  • Location:
    Munich, Germany
  • Practice Areas:
    International Arbitration Arbitration and Mediation Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation Product Liability Litigation
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  • Location:
    Munich, Germany
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration and Mediation Tax Law International Arbitration Litigation
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  • Location:
    Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration and Mediation
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  • Location:
    Munich, Germany
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation Arbitration and Mediation International Arbitration Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Location:
    Frankfurt/Main, Germany
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration and Mediation
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  • Location:
    Munich, Germany
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration and Mediation International Arbitration Bet-the-Company Litigation Litigation
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  • Location:
    Munich, Germany
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Tax Law Trusts and Succession Planning Arbitration and Mediation
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  • Location:
    Ettlingen, Germany
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Arbitration and Mediation
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  • Location:
    Munich, Germany
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration and Mediation Litigation
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  • Location:
    Berlin, Germany
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration and Mediation
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Gerhard Wegen was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Gerhard Wegen

Gleiss Lutz
  • Location:
    Stuttgart, Germany
  • Practice Areas:
    International Arbitration Mergers and Acquisitions Law Arbitration and Mediation Corporate Law Investment Private Equity Law Trade Law
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  • Location:
    Düsseldorf, Germany
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration and Mediation Construction Law Litigation
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  • Location:
    Berlin, Germany
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation Arbitration and Mediation Insurance Law
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  • Location:
    Cologne, Germany
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration and Mediation Litigation International Arbitration
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  • Location:
    Frankfurt/Main, Germany
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration and Mediation Litigation
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  • Location:
    Cologne, Germany
  • Practice Areas:
    Arbitration and Mediation

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Practice Area Definition

Arbitration and Mediation Definition

Arbitration and Mediation are two different instruments of alternative dispute resolution to settle a dispute without resorting to state court action.

Arbitration is a special form of jurisdiction which the parties have to agree upon specifically – generally through a provision in a contract or a separate agreement. Different to a state court action, the parties can tailor the arbitral proceedings to their particular needs: For instance, the parties may choose the language of the arbitration, the exact procedure to be followed, and even the arbitrators themselves. Further strong points of arbitration are, in general, the confidentiality of the proceedings and that arbitral awards are easier to enforce internationally than state court judgments.

There are a number of national and international institutions that have established standardized rules for arbitral proceedings, such as the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the German Institution of Arbitration (DIS), or the Swiss Chambers’  Arbitration Institution. The parties can opt for the application of these institutional rules or to conduct an ad hoc arbitration. In an ad hoc arbitration the parties have the possibility to individualize the proceedings even further, or to leave such questions to the experience of the arbitrators. Once an arbitration agreement has been concluded, a party cannot file a lawsuit in a state court anymore - unless the other party consents to waive the arbitration agreement.

Mediation is a negotiation method to resolve differences in a (business) relationship which is conducted by an independent, impartial, and respected third party. Unlike an arbitral tribunal, a mediator has no legal powers to issue a binding judgment on the case. Instead, the mediation process is aimed at enabling the parties to reach an amicable settlement themselves. Such amicable settlement can be particularly valuable, if the parties are intending to continue their business relationship in the future.

Mediation and Arbitration can be combined – as a first step, parties often try to resolve their dispute through mediation; only if an amicable settlement cannot be reached, the parties submit their dispute to an arbitral tribunal in order to obtain a binding and final judgment on the case.
Arbitration and Mediation are two different instruments of alternative dispute resolution to settle a dispute without resorting to state court action.

Arbitration is a special form of jurisdiction which the parties have to agree upon specifically – generally through a provision in a contract or a separate agreement. Different to a state court action, the parties can tailor the arbitral proceedings to their particular needs: For instance, the parties may choose the language of the arbitration, the exact procedure to be followed, and even the arbitrators themselves. Further strong points of arbitration are, in general, the confidentiality of the proceedings and that arbitral awards are easier to enforce internationally than state court judgments.

There are a number of national and international institutions that have established standardized rules for arbitral proceedings, such as the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), the German Institution of Arbitration (DIS), or the Swiss Chambers’  Arbitration Institution. The parties can opt for the application of these institutional rules or to conduct an ad hoc arbitration. In an ad hoc arbitration the parties have the possibility to individualize the proceedings even further, or to leave such questions to the experience of the arbitrators. Once an arbitration agreement has been concluded, a party cannot file a lawsuit in a state court anymore - unless the other party consents to waive the arbitration agreement.

Mediation is a negotiation method to resolve differences in a (business) relationship which is conducted by an independent, impartial, and respected third party. Unlike an arbitral tribunal, a mediator has no legal powers to issue a binding judgment on the case. Instead, the mediation process is aimed at enabling the parties to reach an amicable settlement themselves. Such amicable settlement can be particularly valuable, if the parties are intending to continue their business relationship in the future.

Mediation and Arbitration can be combined – as a first step, parties often try to resolve their dispute through mediation; only if an amicable settlement cannot be reached, the parties submit their dispute to an arbitral tribunal in order to obtain a binding and final judgment on the case.