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Bill Co-Authors New EU Mediation Handbook

A new textbook on international commercial mediation in the EU has just been published, by Wolters Kluwer.  The book is the first of its kind to focus on the law and regulatory structure governing international mediation in each EU Member State, with the England and Wales section co-authored by Bill, together with Alexander Oddy and Jan O’Neill of Herbert Smith Freehills.

Described as “a highly effective way to analyse the quality and robustness of each of the EU’s twenty-nine national jurisdictions’ legal frameworks relevant to mediation (including legislation, case law, practice directions, codes of conduct, standards, and other regulatory instruments) and factor such an analysis into choices about governing law in mediation clauses and other agreement”, the book is itself a mark of the growth of international mediation.  That is certainly reflected in Bill’s own mediation practice, which has seen him work with parties in and from over fifty countries to date.