Civil and Commercial Mediation in Europe - Volume II

Cross-Border Mediation

Edited by: Carlos Esplugues

Mediation plays a leading role within the movement of Alternative Dispute Resolution after centuries in which, for several reasons, the State and State courts were regarded as the only available instrument to ensure access to justice to citizens. In the European Union, the institution of mediation has received much support in the form of Directive 2008/52/EC, which sets forth a minimum common legal framework for mediation in the EU's Member States. The 2008 Directive has finally been implemented in the Member States, and this book provides the much needed in-depth analysis of the status of the mediation regimes in the EU. The analysis covers the legal regimes of the Member States set up for cross-border and national mediation. Whereas detailed national reports on the situation of national mediation have already been published in Civil and Commercial Mediation in Europe - National Mediation Rules and Procedures (ISBN 978 1 78068 077 4), this book, in addition to the analysis, includes national reports on cross-border mediation, including in-depth information on all the relevant aspects of cross-border mediation: the notion of cross-border mediation, the law applicable to the mediation clause, the mediation proceedings, and the content of the settlement reached by the parties. Special attention is given to the recognition and enforcement in the EU of settlements reached in other Member States and outside Europe. In addition, the role of mediators and requirements to become a mediator are examined. This book provides a unique picture of the legal situation in the EU for cross-border mediation. It will be an invaluable instrument for those who want to know more about this complex topic or want to become a mediator in Europe themselves.


600 pages

Publication Date: 3/27/2014
Format: Cloth
ISBN: 9781780681306