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European Mediation Training for Practitioners of Justice - EMTPJ
September 2012 Course Information
The trainers/lecturers are responsible for the contents and execution of their sessions and check attendance of the participants. The trainers/lecturers are at least accredited mediators or academics with sufficient teaching experience. Candidates for future courses must express their expertise in a verifiable manner, and be able to demonstrate this at the request of the AIA. An assessment/evaluation of the lecturers/trainers will be conducted by the students following the course by means of an evaluation form.
  1. Philippe Billiet
  2. Johan Billiet
  3. Willem Meuwissen
  4. Alessandro Bruni
  5. Andrew Duncan Robson Colvin
  6. Phillip Howell-Richardson
  7. Frank Fleerackers
  8. Arthur Trossen
  9. Dr Paul R Gibson
  10. Linda Reijerkerk
  11. Jacques de Waart , W-conflictmanagement
  12. Eugene Becker
  13. Dilyara Nigmatullina
  14. Lenka Hora Adema

1. Philippe Billiet

  • Teaching experience: lecturer at Vrije Universiteit Brussels (VUB Brussels) on dispute resolution in China, the University of Antwerp on arbitration commitments in merger review and lecturer for the International Business Arbitration Postgraduate Program at VUB Brussels
  • Expertise: credit insurance, EU law & regulatory, arbitration, corporate and contract law
  • Mediator accreditations: Belgian accredited mediator (civil & commercial) & EMTPJ accreditation
  • Spoken languages: Dutch, English, French and German

2. Johan Billiet

  • Teaching experience: lecturer in law at the Brussels Business School, EHSAL, Belgium, 1985-1991, Lecturer in mediation at EMTPJ 2010 and 2011
  • Expertise: distribution law, commercial and civil disputes, ad hoc arbitrations, domestic, mediation and international arbitrations
  • Mediator accreditations: mediator in civil and commercial matters, registered mediator in Belgium and NMI registered mediator
  • Spoken languages: English, French, and Dutch
  • Other: Deputy Judge of Court of First Instance in Brussels, President of the Association for International Arbitration, has received recommendations in the International Who’s Who Legal for arbitration and in the International Who’s Who Legal of Mediation Lawyers, (co)-author of numerous articles

3. Willem Meuwissen

  • Teaching experience: lecturer in negotiation and mediation at bMediation accredited mediators course and the AIA European Mediation Training for Practitioners of Justice
  • Expertise: commercial corporate and real-estate law, labour law, commodity trade; expert in international commodity arbitration (RUCIP)
  • Mediator accreditations: accredited as a mediator by the Belgian Federal Mediation Commission, bMediation, VOBA (the Flemish Organisation for Mediation and Arbitration) , EMTPJ mediator
  • Spoken languages: Dutch, French, English and German
  • Other: expert negotiator, mediator and litigator; permanent member of the Civil and Commercial Mediation Committee of the Belgian Federal Mediation Commission; member of the Flemish Bar Association ADR Commission; author of several publications in commercial law and mediation

4. Alessandro Bruni

  • Teaching experience: professor in Mediation and Conciliation and Strategic Management of the Human Resources at the International Academy of Sciences of Peace, Rome, Italy. He also provided hundreds of training courses accredited by the Italian Ministry of Justice; lectured in various mediation conferences for lawyers, and accountants in Italy, Ireland, Switzerland, England, France, Greece, Romania, Serbia Montenegro, Egypt, USA and Martinique Island; has trained more than 10.000 professionals and was cultivator of the matter in mediation and conciliation at the University of Pisa (CISP), Italy.
  • Expertise: lawyer and professional mediator and arbitrator expert in: corporate, civil and commercial mediation and arbitration, property and real estate, employment, partnership disputes, inheritance, copyright, IP and has extensive teaching and practical training experience in the field of negotiation, mediation, mediation advocacy, strategic management of the H.R., Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP)
  • Mediator accreditations: registered as professional mediator and approved tutor at the Italian Ministry of Justice, IMI certified mediator
  • Spoken languages: English and Italian
  • Other: founding partner of CONCILIA, Italian Leading ADR Center, est. 1999. President of Mediators Beyond Borders International (MBB) - Italy Professional Chapter; founding member and member of the Executive Committee of the European Groups of Magistrates for Mediation (GEMME), Italian Section, and founding member and member of the Scientific Committee of the International Conference of Judicial Mediation (CIMJ) and member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (MCIArb, London). Coordinator of the ADR Committee of Avocats Sans Frontières, Italy Chapter. Also member of: LCIA-YIAG; ASA Below 40; ICDR Young & International; YAAP; ArbAUT and author of several books and publications translated in Italian, English, French, Romanian and Spanish

5. Andrew Duncan Robson Colvin

  • Teaching experience: he lectures in English and European law, arbitration and mediation
  • Expertise: professional experience in civil, commercial and criminal law, mediation, arbitration and litigation, in English, French, Italian and European law. Further, he has also experience in international energy, engineering and telecommunications sectors
  • Mediator accreditations: registered mediator and approved tutor with the Italian Ministry of Justice
  • Spoken languages: English, Italian, and French
  • Other: barrister (Middle Temple), practicing in Rome and London. He is qualified as avocat (Barreau de Paris), and arbitrator (fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators). He works primarily in Britain, France and Italy, with work experiences in Nord America, Middle East, Libya and other African countries. Furthermore, he frequently coordinates professionals of different disciplines in transnational projects and litigation and is (co)- author of books and articles

6. Phillip Howell-Richardson

  • Teaching experience: visiting professor in mediation at the University of Hong Kong and frequent lecturer in ADR and mediation
  • Expertise: full time commercial mediator since 2005 with over 20 year’s mediator experience. Phillip has mediated successfully the whole range of commercial disputes, including contract and commerce, financial, fraud, shareholder disagreements, insurance, intellectual property, professional negligence, construction and engineering, property, personal injury, employment and environment claims; has extended his leading reputation in class actions, multi-party claims and international disputes
  • Mediator accreditations: accredited mediator with ADR Group in 1991 (for 14 years served as its Chairman); accredited mediator with CEDR; accredited mediator with the Hong Kong International Mediation Centre; one of the first European mediators to be invited to join the International Academy of Mediators as a fellow; has been elected as a founding fellow in mediation at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
  • Spoken languages: English
  • Other: invited to join Independent Mediators Europe’s leading Mediation Chambers in 2010; member of the ADR Committee of CIArb; Honorary Chairman of ADR Net; mediator member of the London Court of International Mediation, the City Dispute Panel, the Civil Mediation Council, IPOS, CEDR, Resolex, and of Sports Resolutions; member of the Court of Appeal Mediation Panel; member of the CPR Executive Advisory Committee; member of the European Committee of CPR; took part in the ADR programme of the ABA at their AGM; panel mediator of the ICC in Paris and the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva; fellow of the International Academy of Mediators

7. Frank Fleerackers

  • Teaching experience: professor of law and conflict analysis at HU Brussels University, KUB Faculty of Law, professor of principles of law at KU Leuven and Tilburg University, professor of negotiation and arbitration at VU Brussels University, professor of alternative dispute resolution and legal theory at European Academy of Legal Theory and lecturer in mediation and negotiation at EMTPJ 2010 and 2011
  • Expertise: conflict analysis, dispute resolution, negotiation, legal interpretation and jurisprudence
  • Education: Harvard University, MIT-Massachusetts Institute of Technology, King's College and KU Leuven
  • Spoken languages: English, Dutch, French and German
  • Other: director of the interdisciplinary center for Conflict Analysis and Resolution Enhancement (CARE); Dean of the Faculty of law of HU Brussels University, President of the Association of Flemish Academics, Commissioner of the High Council of Justice, Judicial Appointments Commission, visiting scholar at Harvard and MIT, author/editor of sixteen books, attorney-at-law (Brussels)

8. Arthur Trossen

  • Teaching experience: establishing and conducting ADR trainings (priority mediation), i.e. in Austria, Bosnia, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Iraq, Italy, Latvia, Russia, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, and Macedonia. Dean of studies ‘mediation and integrated mediation’ at the ZFH (Central Office for Distance Learning at Colleges) and the University of Darmstadt and lecturer and trainer at the university of Hagen, the RGSL in Riga and the university of Tallinn (Estonia)
  • Expertise: all kinds and fields of mediation and negotiation processes
  • Mediator accreditations: Mediator *** (3 star mediator at Integrierte Mediation e.V.)
  • Spoken languages: German and English
  • Other: founder and chairman of integrated mediation. Member of the quality and certification committee of DFfM (Deutsches Forum für Mediation), national coordinator of EMNI and has published several publications (‘The Basics in Mediation’ and essays in different countries and languages), former judge and public prosecutor in white color crime, project management and expert in several countries (Austria, Bosnia, Croatia, Cyprus, Estonia, Germany, Hungary, Iraq, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Russia, Switzerland, Tajikistan and Bulgaria)

9. Dr Paul R Gibson

  • Nationality: Australian. Resides – Sydney, New South Wales (NSW)
  • Teaching experience: educates, trains and coaches mediators with The Trillium Group, and is regularly asked to participate in the training and up-skilling of facilitators and conciliators. He teaches conflict resolution, negotiation and mediation to postgraduate students at Deakin University and the University of NSW, and teaches ADR to lawyers at the College of Law in Sydney. He also adjudicates the University of NSW Law Faculty Negotiation Competition, and as part of this role coaches law students in negotiation skills. Has also taught leadership and management for 25 years.
  • Expertise: multi-party conflict resolution and consensus building, commercial & contract disputes, complex technical disagreements, inter-personal conflicts, workplace grievances, industrial relations issues, sexual harassment, discrimination and workplace bullying. Works as a facilitator, conciliator, mediator and arbitrator.
  • Mediator accreditations: Australian accredited mediator (IAMA 2005, NMAS 2008), Professional Certificate in Arbitration (Uni of SA 2006), Grade 3 arbitrator (IAMA 2007). In 2011, Paul became Australia’s first European Union qualified mediator by completing the European Mediation Training for Practitioners of Justice (EMTPJ) at the University of Brussels.
  • Spoken languages: English
  • Qualifications: B Sc (Hons) (Industrial Chemistry & Chemical Engineering); BA (Applied Social Science); M Eng Sc (Operations Research); DBA (Operations Research & Management Science)
  • Other: Managing Partner and Director of consulting businesses: The Trillium Group, Gibson Consulting Partners and Gibson ADR. National Councilor and Director of the Institute of Arbitrators and Mediators Australia (IAMA) which is Australia’s leading professional ADR body

10. Linda Reijerkerk

  • Director of the Centre for Conflict Management www.cvc.nl (since 2007)
  • Teaching experience: regular lecturer and trainer for the Institute for Conflict management and the Amsterdam ADR Institute
  • Expertise: multiparty and international/ intercultural conflict resolution, business and workplace related disputes and public disputes (environmental, multiparty mediation)
  • Mediator accreditations: Netherlands Mediaiton Institute and Belgian Federal Mediation Commission, professional coach and mediator (since 1997)
  • Co-founder and member of the board of the Dutch Mediators Association (NMV), chair of the European Mediation Network Initiative (EMNI)
  • Spoken languages: Dutch, English, German, French, and Spanish
  • Other: (co-)author of publications and articles, as well as extensive teaching and practical training experience in the field of Negotiation and Mediation

11. Jacques de Waart , W-conflictmanagement

  • Teaching experience: mediator as well as trainer for judges and mediators (court-connected mediation program). Trainer of managers, politicians, judges, attorneys, police-officers and coming and experienced mediators. Trainer for several national and international institutes, a.o. Dutch centre for conflict management and dispute resolution (CVC), ADR-institute Amsterdam, Centre of International Legal Cooperation (CILC), International Finance Corporation (IFC), department of World Bank, in Croatia, Macedonia, and Albania. Initiator and developer of several courses on mediation, conflict management, communication and dispute resolution techniques
  • Expertise: multiparty and group mediation and one-day-mediation in (international) business conflicts. Mediated a few hundred corporate and governmental mediations, e.g. mergers and demergers
  • Mediator accreditations: certified mediator of the NMI (National Mediation Institute), IMI (International Mediation Institute) and ACB mediator (ADR Centre for Business disputes)
  • Spoken languages: Dutch and English
  • Other: founding director of ‘W-conflict management’, de Waart mediation (2000), attorney at law, chairman of the Dutch Association of Attorney-mediators (NVVMA), board member of the Association of Corporate mediators, member of the Dutch mediation Quality Committee of the National Mediation Institute (WBC), vice-president of the national supervisory commission of mediators in governmental mediation referrals (CEM) and (co)-author of several books and articles, o.a. The Dutch Mediation Handbook, Multypartymediation, dynamics, procesdesign and workmethods

12. Eugene Becker

  • Teaching experience: lecturer in international commercial arbitration and litigation at conferences and seminars in Brussels and New York
  • Expertise: law, litigation, arbitration and mediation
  • Education: University of Cape Town, General Council of the Bar of South Africa and University of Queensland, Australia
  • Mediator accreditations: accredited mediator with ADR Group in 1991 (for 14 years served as its Chairman); accredited mediator with CEDR; accredited mediator with the Hong Kong International Mediation Centre; one of the first European mediators to be invited to join the International Academy of Mediators as a fellow; has been elected as a founding fellow in mediation at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
  • Spoken languages: English and Dutch
  • Other: Principal Partner of Becker Law and Predecessor, New York, practicing attorney and special counsel, author of various legal articles and law manuals

13. Dilyara Nigmatullina

  • Teaching experience: Speaking at international conferences and seminars on behalf of AIA
  • Expertise: arbitration and mediation
  • Education: Kazan State University, Moscow State Institute of International Relations, University of Granada and Stockholm University
  • Mediator accreditations: EMTPJ mediator, registered as Mediator at the Belgian Federal Mediation Commission
  • Spoken languages: Russian, English, Spanish
  • Other: manager at the Association for International Arbitration, translator, (co)-author of various publications on arbitration and mediation

14. Lenka Hora Adema

  • Teaching experience: mediation trainer in conflict management and ADR (Conflict Management in Haarlem; the Netherlands Bar Association; University of Amsterdam). Certification as professional teacher and trainer by the Centre for Post-Initial Education Netherlands (CPION) and registration at the Central Register of Vocational Training (CRKBO). Certification as professional coach by the European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC) , European Individual Accreditation (EIA), Dutch Order of Professional Coaches (NOBCO) and Stichting Coach (ST!R)
  • Expertise: cooperation disputes, labour disputes and government disputes (consigned by for example the District Court of The Hague and lawyers)
  • Mediator accreditations: certification as registered mediator/NMI certified mediator, at the Dutch
  • Mediation Institute and Training for mediator and Centre for Conflict Management, Haarlem
  • Spoken languages: Dutch and English
  • Other: organizational change counselor and (team) coach (clients include private companies and the government, including the Dutch Ministry of Security and Justice and the Ministry of Defence) and editorial staff member of the specialist journal for mediators in the Netherlands, Journal for Conflict Management