Mediation

One of KNPP’s focal points is business mediation. As certified mediators, our main areas of activity are primarily in the internal area, in cross-company cooperation and in the public sector.

Thus, we are already one of the law firms in Germany whose core competence since its foundation has not only been exclusively in the legal field.

With our services, we pursue, among other things, the goal of reducing conflict costs, finding viable solutions, accelerating their implementation and avoiding damage to image and trust.

In addition, we accompany our clients nationally and internationally as party attorneys in mediation, conciliation and arbitration proceedings.

You might also ask yourself one of the following questions …

We offer you the possibility of conducting the mediation either according to the rules of procedure of the conciliation office or detached from them. When selecting the appropriate procedure, the following questions should be considered from our experience:

  • How important is the inhibition of time limits?
  • To what extent should the agreement be enforceable?

In areas close to the law – e.g. in disputes between companies – mediation before the conciliation office can be useful. All those cases are permissible in which the parties can settle a dispute themselves according to the law – regardless of the amount in dispute!

If you opt for mediation according to the rules of procedure of the conciliation office, the following advantages result:

  • The procedure is absolutely confidential.
  • Terms are suspended (§ 204 para. 1 no. 4 BGB).
  • Enforcement can be carried out from the recorded agreement (§ 794 Paragraph 1 No. 1 of the Code of Civil Procedure (ZPO)).
  • In many cases – especially in the case of high amounts in dispute – proceedings before the conciliation office are cheaper and faster than court proceedings.

In many cases, a conflict between two shareholder colleagues not only burdens the mood, but also impairs the profitability of the company.

In order to end this state of affairs, it is important to uncover differences and thus resolve conflicts in a sustainable and future-oriented manner. The mediator’s task here is to establish and secure the basis for cooperation between the parties involved. In this way, the discussions can be structured, effective and goal-oriented, which can lead to a clarification that makes sense, not only economically.

The procedure helps to look ahead and to work out the best way for the shareholders and the company. Mediation thus represents a relieving assistance for the shareholders on the way to a common solution.

Conflicts can not only lead to sleepless nights, but also cause psychological and physical symptoms. Often the conflict does not only burden those directly involved, but also leads to a bad mood in their environment.

Mediation then helps to clarify the situation quickly and in a relaxed manner. All those involved have the opportunity to address aspects and issues that are important to them. This ensures increased acceptance among the parties involved, so that a firm foundation can be built for further agreements.

Mediation enables practical and sustainable agreements to be reached which ensure that all parties involved can quickly return to the agenda. In this way, conflicts can be resolved in an economically sensible and sustainable way and tied energies can be released again.

… then we will be happy to help you.

Our services in the field of mediation

  • Mediation

  • State-recognised conciliation office

  • Conflict moderation and facilitation

  • Activity as conciliator or the assumption of conciliation proceedings

  • Design and implementation of internal communication processes

  • Advice on the various options for out-of-court conflict resolution

  • Preparation and implementation of mediation as a conciliation office

  • Alternative: Development of individual, tailor-made processes

Your contact persons for mediation

Bernhard Böhm
Bernhard BöhmZertifizierter Mediator und Rechtsanwalt, anerkannte Gütestelle, eingetragener Mediator nach österr. ZivMediatG
Markus Hoffmann-von Wolffersdorff
Markus Hoffmann-von WolffersdorffRechtsanwalt und Zertifizierter Mediator

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