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CEDR (the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution,) the independent mediation service, has formally announced a substantial new intake of 17 mediators. The CEDR Mediator Panel, acknowledged to contain many of the most experienced mediators available in the UK and internationally, previously numbering 100 mediators has grown in recent years and today now stands at 150.

This increase in the panel reflects the growing demand for quality commercial mediators – in the UK alone figures produced in 2014 by CEDR in conjunction with the Civil Mediation Council show a nine percent growth in demand for mediation in civil disputes from the previous year.

The new members of the panel, who have all had to undergo a rigorous selection process, are:
◾Sevdalina Aleksandrova, Vice-President of the Center for Dispute Resolution, Sofia, Bulgaria
◾Frederico Antich, Lawyer & neutral, Milan, Italy
◾Martin Brink, Attorney, Van Benthem & Keulen, The Hague, Netherlands
◾Steve Clarke, International reinsurance claims expert, London, UK
◾Victor Durlesteanu, Lawyer & Legal Counsellor, Chisinau, Moldova
◾Antti-Juhani Heigkinheimo, Lawyer, Hannes Snellman, Helsinki, Finland
◾Simon Henderson, Barrister, 4 Pump Court, London, UK
◾Jane Kelsey Lebeaux, Political Adviser, Food and Drink Industry, Brussels & London
◾Wolf Von Kumberg, Former European Legal Director, Northrop Grumman, UK
◾Raymond Lee, Regional Mediator, World Bank Group, Indonesia
◾David Miles, Privy Council Agent, Blake Morgan, London, UK
◾David Potter, Managing Director of McLaren-Martinez, UK & Spain
◾Anselmo Reyes, Retired High Court Judge, Hong Kong, China
◾Oliver Segal QC, Barrister, Old Square Chambers, London, UK
◾Jawad Sarwana, Advocate, Abraham and Sarwana, Karachi, Pakistan
◾William Stone, Retired High Court Judge, Hong Kong, China
◾Diana Wallis, President of European Law Society and Former Vice President of the European Parliament

The experience of the new mediators, legal and non-legal, covers a broad array of specialisms including; Financial Services, Mergers & Acquisitions, International Trade, Construction, Technology, Employment, Energy, Food & Drink, Property, Insurance, Intellectual Property, Shipping, Tax, Corporate Fraud, Aviation and Entertainment.

CEDR is recognised internationally for its Mediator Skills Training and Accreditation however only a select few progress to join the CEDR Global Mediator Panel. 25 of these mediators are members of the best practice panel, CEDR Chambers.

Notes to editors:

To find out more about the CEDR Global Mediator Panel please visit:

About CEDR

CEDR is a not-for-profit body, founded in 1990, that campaigns for better resolution of disputes and management of conflicts. CEDR’s innovative initiatives promote awareness of the need for more effective leadership in collaboration and dialogue and how to achieve it.

CEDR is Europe’s largest independent Alternative Dispute Resolution service for both commercial and consumer disputes handling 8,000 to 10,000 cases a year.

CEDR is the leading negotiation and conflict management trainer internationally in the field and its acclaimed Mediator Skills Accreditation has been given to over 7000 mediators in 70 countries.

The CEDR Foundation consults globally on Civil Justice reform and helps business develop conflict management systems.

For further information please contact:
Andy Rogers, CEDR, +44(0)20 7536 6000,

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