You’re in conflict, but you don’t want to burn down bridges. You want a solution but do not want to start a lawsuit whose outcome, duration and cost is uncertain.
Mediation offers a very important alternative.
Mediation is based on the conviction that the parties’ own active involvement is essential in order to arrive at a solution to the conflict that is acceptable for you. The mediator helps the parties to express their interests and needs, to find out with them what’s at stake for them.
By gaining insight into each other’s points of view and interests, under the expert guidance of our accredited mediators, a negotiated solution to the conflict is sought without court intervention.
Mediation has only advantages: the conversations take place in complete secrecy and everything that is said remains strictly confidential. The mediation process is faster and generally cheaper than court proceedings. Also, and very important: the parties retain control over their conflict and the solution throughout the mediation process. The mediator only offers support, he does not steer and does not make decisions. The solution comes from the parties themselves under the guidance of the mediator.
Experience shows that a solution negotiated by both parties significantly increases the chances of compliance.
Our accredited mediators are active both in family disputes and in disputes in the context of commercial and corporate law.
Arbitration is a procedural technique closely related to proceedings before the court, with the difference that it is the parties themselves who appoint an arbitrator or several arbitrators for the resolution of their dispute.
Especially in commercial disputes, it can be interesting to submit a dispute to the arbitrator(s) appointed by the parties: the parties are largely free to determine the procedure themselves (how many arbitrators, the place and language of arbitration and which law will be applicable) with guarantees for a fair trial. Furthermore, the parties are actually heard, third parties have no access to the hearing, and the verdict is not public. Moreover, the settlement of the case is much faster than for the conventional courts, not least because in principle no appeal can be lodged against an arbitration decision. The arbitrator’s decisions may be declared enforceable by the court of first instance. With a declaration of enforceability, the arbitrator’s views have the same legal force as a judgement.
TILLID has expert and experienced arbitrators at its disposal.