On Sep 17th, 2014 ANT Lawyers Vietnam representative, Mr. Tuan Nguyen met up with Dr. Daniel Erdmann in Berlin, Germany to discuss mediation in general and the mediator network extention in Vietnam.
Mediation is form of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), a way of resolving disputes between parties with the involvement of mediator to assist parties to negotiate settlement. While litigation is costly and time consuming, mediation helps save the cost and time in comparision with court proceeding and in the meantime information remains confidential. In Vietnam, mediation is only mandatory in divorce cases. However, the law on mediation has been discussed and drafted to be applicable in a wider area of dispute in the near future to reduce the workloads for the court system in Vietnam. In many advanced economy, mediation is mandatory before court proceeding is carried out.
World Mediation Organization is a global networks of mediation center based in Berlin, Germany, which provide service in conflict management, and education with coverage in more than 40 countries.
It is expected ANT Lawyers, a law firm in Vietnam will develop mutual beneficial relationship with WMO to promote the networks and the industry practice.