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Free of charge ADR manual

The new scientific and practical manual by Natalia Gaidaenko Schaer (editor in chief Dr. Natalia Semilyutina) "Creating the System of Alternative Dispute Resolution Tools: conflict -free society as a basis of couteraction against corruption" is available free of charge, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.

The manual contains an overview of various dispute resolution tools which still have to gain popularity in Russia (ombudsmen, mediation, consumer dispute resolution, dispute resolution boards). The manual stresses the role of the lawyers in the development and application of ADR tools. It describes qualities and skills required from lawyers accompanying their clients in  ADR procedures (based on IMI MA-QAP programs) and the recommendations for the education of the law students in the use of ADR. 

Round Table at the Council of Federation

Round table dedicated to the problem of consumer protection in the conditions of the new regulation of the financial market took place at the on December 1, 2014 in the premises of  the Council of the Federation (the upper chamber of the Federal Assembly — the parliament of the Russian Federation). Dr. Natalia Semilyutina and PhD Natalia Gaidaenko Schaer took part in this event as experts. In her speach Dr. Semiliytina stressed the social importance of the issue raised and suggested a series of measures designed to protect the interests of the individuals using financial services. Natalia Gaidaenko Schaer spoke about the introduction and wider use of the out of court dispute resolution methods, including mediation and arbitration in the settlement of disputes between consumers and banks. 

New Public Award "Arbitration and Mediation"

Deputy Head of SOMEDIARS Natalia Gaidaenko Schaer was nominated for the public award "Arbitration and Mediation" for the preparation of training "Basics of Mediation in the activities of the courts" in the nomination "Development of education in ADR". The public award was first introduced during the Second All-Russian Forum of Arbitration, Mediation and Business Communities held on November 13, 2014. 

Fotos from the Forum are available at
http://arbitrage.spb.ru/fotog/forum2014/forum2014.html

Creating the System of Alternative Dispute Resolution Tools

COMING SOON: The manual Creating the System of Alternative Dispute Resolution Tools: Conflict-Free Society as a Basis of Couteraction against Corruption: scientific and practical manual authored by  N-Gaidaenko Schaer, the editor-in-chief Doctor of Law N.Semilyutina.

The manual published by the Institute of Legislation and Comparative Law with the Government of the Russian Federation contains an overview of various dispute resolution tools which still have to gain popularity in Russia (in particular, it deals with ombudsmen, mediation in different spheres of social life, including consumer dispute resolution, dispute resolution boards in long-term investment projects). ADR is understood in this manual as a set of legal dispute resolution tools whereby  the parties in conflict avoid submitting their dispute to  State courts. In particular, it deals with negotiations, claim procedure, mediation, domestic arbitration, international commercial arbitration. ADR allows to decrease social tension, helps to develop dialog between the members of the society, to overcome the disbalance of forces and to diminish the workload of  State courts, thus improving the administration of justice and  building trust in the judicial system.

The manual stresses the role of lawyers in the development and application of ADR tools. It contains a description of qualities and skills required from  lawyers accompanying their clients in ADR procedures (based on IMI MA-QAP programs) and the recommendations for the education the law students in the use of ADR, including the Rules, the cases and the Assessment form of the 1st Eurasian International Commercial Mediation Competition for Russian–speaking students held in Svetlogorsk in May 2014.  Should you wish to get a copy, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.