The EU Mediation Atlas: Practice and Regulation provides a highly practical guide to the present status of mediation in the member states of the EU. Focusing on commercial disputes, it specifically deals with court annexed mediation. It is organised on a country-by-country basis and investigates the legal framework in each jurisdiction and the available mediation schemes and providers, tackling issues such as confidentiality and enforceability, as well as explaining the general rules governing mediation and mediators. It also outlines the approach of the EU thus far in relation to harmonising mediation across the member states, adopting a practical approach to the subject matter.
1. Mediation in Austria; 2. Mediation in Belgium; 3. Mediation in Denmark; 4. Mediation in Finland; 5. Mediation in France; 6. Mediation in Germany; 7. Mediation in Greece; 8. Mediation in Ireland; 9. Mediation in Italy; 10. Mediation in Luxembourg; 11. Mediation in the Netherlands; 12. Mediation in Portugal; 13. Mediation in Spain; 14. Mediation in Sweden; 15. Mediation in the United Kingdom; 16. Mediation in the New Member States; 17. Mediation in the European Union; 18. Conclusion; Appendix 1: Comparative Tables; Appendix 2: CMS/CEDR Questionnaire; Appendix 3: EU Code of Conduct for Mediators; Appendix 4: EU Draft Directive on Mediation; Appendix 5: Schedule of Mediation Organisations