Group 49

The CMAP by your side

Paris Mediation and Arbitration Centre

Prevent or quickly resolve your disputes thanks to our mediation or arbitration solutions

Did you know:

“The average duration of a legal dispute in France (including the appeal period) lasts between 2 and 3 years and almost 5 years with an appeal to the French Court of Cassation.” (Source: Ministry of Justice, key judicial figures for 2021)


The CMAP's role is to support businesses so that they can anticipate and manage their disputes in a timely manner and at controlled costs.

Through this support, the CMAP encourages the development of the use of ADRM, a genuine factor in the competitiveness of companies. Companies are meant to win market shares, not lawsuits!

Interested in training in mediation and arbitration?

A training institute dedicated to Alternative Dispute Resolution Methods, to obtain certification as a mediator or arbitrator in France and abroad.

CMAP Benefit no. 1

25 years of experience in the field of ADRM

CMAP Benefit no. 2

a large panel of experienced and certified mediators and arbitrators

CMAP Benefit no. 3

Transparent schedules to anticipate costs

CMAP Benefit no. 4

a team of legal experts dedicated to listening to companies, lawyers and magistrates

CMAP Benefit no. 5

Rules governing the organisation of mediation and arbitration

CMAP Benefit no. 6

We take care of the logistics of the procedures
Rooms made available for mediation meetings and arbitration hearings

Fee schedules

Costs adapted to the stakes and complexity of the disputes


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Frequently asked questions

The CMAP has been relying on a team of lawyers and advisers since its creation in 1995. It thus offers high quality services, within short deadlines and with support that combines confidentiality and efficiency.
The proceedings are supervised by our committees, which guarantee their professionalism and independence.

Alternative dispute resolution is an out-of-court process as opposed to traditional dispute resolution, which involves bringing the dispute before a state judge.

No, either party can freely terminate the process at any time.

Mediation and conciliation refer to the process of conflict resolution in which two or more parties attempt to reach an amicable agreement with the help of a third party.

There are few differences between mediation and conventional conciliation.

On the other hand, mediation and judicial conciliation are governed by different legislation.

Article 21 of the CPC provides that “it is part of the judge’s mission to reconcile the parties”.

Judicial conciliation is therefore implemented by the judge himself or by a court conciliator to whom he has delegated his conciliation mission.

On the other hand, judicial mediation is entrusted to a mediator, a third party external to the court, as provided for in article 131-1 of the CPC, which stipulates that the judge, when seized of a dispute, may designate him or her with the agreement of the parties. Conciliation is free for the parties and mediation is a paid service.