On July 2nd, 2013, at the Ukrainian Mediation Center (Kiev-Mohyla Business School) the Club of mediation practices was created. The aim of the Club is to unite the efforts of mediators-lawyers and to introduce mediation practices in the usual activity of the law firm. Alexey Ivanov, Konnov & Sozanovsky managing partner, was one of the initiators to create such a Club. At the constituent meeting were also present: representatives of the Ukrainian Mediation Center Galina Yeremenko and Vladimir Marukhevich, Sayenko Kharenko counsel Svetlana Kheda, Paritet partner Elena Tkachenko, managing partner of S. K. O. Forum Elena Sapozhkova, and AstapovLawyers representative Oleg Gromovoi.
During the meeting, participants once again confirmed the necessity to create such Club – both for law firms and for their clients.
- The disputes can be solved without litigation process, in a more peaceful way, with the help of the third independent party – mediator-lawyer. Litigation process is often long-lasting and costly. Mediation, on the other hand, can ensure a faster decision, and the risk of bringing harm to reputation to one of the sides is being minimized, - comments Konnov & Sozanovsky managing partner Alexey Ivanov.
Participants of the meeting discussed technical issues of realization of mediation process in the legal field, and also the ways to inform society about mediation and the Club’s work.