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Keen to favor an amicable resolution to solve their clients’ disputes, and when it best suits their interests, either because the dispute has to stay completely confidential, or because it would allow a faster and less costly outcome, LEXT has developed a specific expertise in the field of ADR (Alternative Dispute Resolution), in particular regarding the mediation process. Mediation is the structured process through which two or more parties voluntarily try, at any given time during the litigation process, to reach an amicable settlement to put an end to their dispute. This is performed under the auspices of a neutral third party who is independent and impartial: the mediator, chosen by the parties, or, with their consent, appointed by the judge in charge of the dispute.

Oral and written exchanges occurring during the mediation phase are protected by a strict and total confidentiality, which allows parties and their lawyers to freely express themselves. This is performed under the benevolent and structuring direction of the mediator.

The lawyers’ role in the mediation is decisive: they assist their clients in making the decision to resort to this process, as well as in choosing a mediator, to make sure their clients’ interests are protected when implementing said process that they shall also fully understand and master.

Anne Bourdu et Gaëlle Leroy, partners of LEXT cabinet, are certified mediators with the Centre de Médiation et d’Arbitrage de PARIS (CMAP)and the Centre National de Médiation des Avocats (CMA), and the founding members of the mediation platform WIN WIN FATUM designed to favor amicable resolution of disputes in business matters and project management (

This new mediation offer, brought by experienced and seasoned experts of mediation techniques used in business, will definitely contribute to the rise of this new way of understanding and resolving conflicts by allowing the parties concerned to build the solutions best suited for their needs and thus appropriate their destiny ("Fatum"), at affordable costs and in an expeditious manner.

It is this vision that is presented by Anne Bourdu on the occasion of her interview by Florence Duprat on the Smart LEX TV program that can be consulted via the video below: