Mediation as Instrument of Modern Justice


from April 24 to April 25, 2019

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  • 2019-04-24 08:30:00 2019-04-25 18:00:00 Europe/London Mediation as Instrument of Modern Justice BEIRUT, LEBANON UIA
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Seminar presented by the UIA Mediation and Conflict Prevention Commission with the support of the Beirut Bar Association on the occasion of the Centennial Celebration (1919-2019), at “La Maison de l’Avocat”

Effectiveness, low cost, and speed made mediation a successful means to resolve disputes. Therefore, there is an urgent need to promote mediation for litigants and for the smooth implementation of civil and commercial projects.
Mediation means innovation in the justice system and is increasingly viewed as the instrument of a modern dispute resolution.
Recognizing this success, many countries passed legislation to encourage the use of mediation. Most arbitration centers now offer mediation services. Likewise, prestigious universities offer mediation programs. And the UIA Mediation and Conflict Prevention Commission promotes a mediation culture among lawyers.
Beirut is an ideal venue for this mediation seminar. Situated on the eastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea, Lebanon is a multi-cultural and multi-religious country with a long tradition of international trade in the Middle East and the rest of the world. Recently, the Lebanese Parliament passed the Judiciary Mediation Law on September 24, 2018.
The seminar will aim at highlighting the various ways mediation has been used to resolve conflicts in different countries, particularly within, or in connection with, the courts and arbitration. Participants will gain a better understanding of the possible ways to make mediation and adjudicative procedures (justice/arbitration) work together in order to best serve the litigants in our everyday practice and in our role as influencers in our various jurisdiction.
Finally, we encourage you to take advantage of your stay in Lebanon and experience its touristic sites, cuisine, night life and other points of interest.

Mark your diaries now, save the dates and make sure to register!

We are looking forward to welcoming you to Beirut!

Organising Committee

  • Organising Committee

    Georges FEGHALI President of the UIA Mediation and Conflict Prevention commission, World Bank Regional Mediator, JAMS Senior Fellow
    Thomas GAULTIER Vice-President of the UIA Mediation and Conflict Prevention commission, Abreu Advogados
    Marie-Anne BASTIN DS Avocats
    Thierry GARBY Honorary Attorney of the Paris Bar, Mediator, Trainer
    Joe E. KARAM President of the UIA Lebanese National Committee, Karam Law Firm
    Aziza SAKR RAAD Étude Aziza Raad


  • La Maison de L’Avocat



19 result(s)

Download the programme and the registration form


La Maison de L’Avocat
Beirut Courts of Justice


On or before March 24 : € 345
From March 25 : € 395

On or before March 24 : € 295
From March 25 : € 345

On or before March 24 : € 395
From March 25 : € 445

On or before March 24 : € 345
From March 25 : € 395

€ 90 / USD 100

* Please attach proof of age to the registration form to benefit from young lawyers fee

Fees include:
Attendance at all working sessions, Seminar documentation, Welcome cocktail on April 23, Coffee breaks on April 24 & 25, Lunch on April 24. The dinner on Wednesday, April 24 is optional and at additional charge.


Every participant attending the seminar will receive a “Certificate of Participation” at the end of the event that may be to obtain “Credits” for “Continuing Legal Education” - “Continuing Professional Development” purposes, depending on national rules.  For more information, please contact the UIA.


The working language will be English with simultaneous translation in French and in Arabic.


A limited number of rooms have been pre-booked at a preferential rate. Reservations should be made directly through the hotel. Credit card details must be given in order to secure your reservation. Please note that the number of rooms is limited. We recommend that you proceed with your reservations as soon as possible.

@ 300 meters from the Seminar Venue
Damascus Road, Museum District, Badaro,
116527 Beirut - Lebanon
T + 961 1 619 999 / F + 961 1 397 697

Premium King Room
- Single occupancy:  $100 + 11% VAT
- Double occupancy:  $120 + 11% VAT

Breakfast included

Please download the hotel reservation

Tourist Programme

For foreign participants, a post-seminar tourist programme is available. For more information, please contact the UIA.


All cancellations will be subject to a 50% deduction and will have to be sent in writing, to be received by the Union Internationale des Avocats no later than March 24, 2019. No refund will be made for cancellations received after this date.

Anyone who requires a visa invitation letter in order to attend the seminar should register and pay their registration fees no later than March 24, 2019 to ensure there is enough time to obtain a visa.

All cancellations will be refunded in full, minus €50 to cover administrative costs, provided that the UIA has received the registration documents and total registration fees no later than March 24, 2019.

If you register after this date, only 50% of the amount paid minus €50 to cover administrative costs will be refunded for cancellations due to visa refusals.

All cancellations due to a visa refusal must be sent in writing and reach the UIA before the seminar. Cancellations must be accompanied by a proof of visa refusal. If your visa is issued after the seminar date or if you do not have proof of visa refusal, you will not be entitled to a refund.


All registrations received by the Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA) along with the full payment of fees corresponding to the events selected will be confirmed in writing.

The UIA reserves the right to cancel or postpone the seminar to a later date, change the seminar venue and/or programme, make any corrections or modifications in the information published in the seminar programme and cancel any invitation to participate in the seminar, at any time and at their entire discretion, without having to provide any reasons for the same.
Neither the UIA, nor any of its managers, employees, agents, members or representatives shall be held responsible for any loss or damage, of any nature, suffered (directly or indirectly) by a delegate, accompanying person or a third party following any cancellations, changes, postponements or modifications.
The UIA strongly advises participants to subscribe to modifiable and/or refundable services, as well as to take out a cancellation insurance.

Neither the UIA, nor any of its managers, employees, agents, members or representatives shall be held responsible for any loss or damage, of any nature whatever, suffered (directly or indirectly) by a delegate or accompanying person, except in case of death or personal injury due to gross negligence by the UIA.

The contractual relations between the UIA and each participant (delegate or accompanying person) in relation to the seminar are subject to French law and jurisdiction, to the exclusion of any other law. Paris is the city of jurisdiction.

It is the responsibility of participants to ensure compliance with police, customs and health formalities for their journey. Participants unable to take part in the seminar because of their inability to take a flight or any other means of transportation due to being unable to provide the documents required (passport, visa, vaccination certificate, etc.) cannot claim any reimbursement.

“Force majeure” means any events external to the parties, of both an unforeseeable and insurmountable nature that prevents either the client or the participants, or the agency or service providers involved in organising the seminar, from executing all or part of the obligations provided for in the present agreement. By express agreement, such will be the case in the event of a strike affecting the means of transport, hotel staff, air traffic controllers, an insurrection, a riot or any prohibition whatsoever decreed by governmental or public authorities.

It is expressly agreed that for the parties, a case of force majeure would suspend the execution of their reciprocal obligations. At the same time, each of the parties shall bear the burden of all the expenses incumbent upon them, resulting from the case of force majeure.

The organisers decline any responsibility in case of any health problems existing prior to the seminar that may lead to complications or be aggravated during the entire period of the stay: pregnancy, cardio-vascular problems, any allergies, special diets, any disorders under treatment and not yet consolidated on the day the seminar starts, psychic or mental or depressive illness, etc. (Non exhaustive list).


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• For the purpose of administering your registration for the event and your on-site access to the event;
• In order to pay for the selected services - your bank details will be deleted after receipt of your payment;
• In order to communicate information messages from UIA.
To the extent necessary for the execution of their respective tasks, our subcontractors in charge of our seminar organisation, our IT infrastructure, our management, the production and maintenance of our website and extranet, are likely to gain access to your data from time to time. Their servers are located in the European Union.
Data relating to your participation in the event shall be stored for a period of 10 years. We are obliged to archive billing data until the end of the period required for our tax and accounting obligations, i.e. for 7 full tax years. We shall store your contact information to keep you informed until you ask us to stop. You have the right to access your data and have it corrected if necessary.
You may object to any processing of your data undertaken by us for the purposes of our legitimate interests. If you wish for more information, or to lodge a complaint, please contact CNIL (French Data Protection Authority).

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