In order to be structured and to develop, a company maintains relations with numerous counterparts, whether external, customers, partners, suppliers, service providers, or internal with associates or shareholders.
These relationships are often a source of conflict, and their resolution is vital for the proper functioning and viability of the company.
“Inter-company mediation helps you, in 70% of cases, to find a solution allowing you to put an end to this situation.”
The first stage of discussion and negotiation is the most common method of resolution.
If no agreement is reached, the parties turn to the judicial or arbitration route and expect the judge (or arbitrator), who has authority, to settle the dispute in favour of one party or the other.
This solution, while it has the merit of resolving the dispute, is not adapted to the economic world. Legal procedures take a long time, whereas companies need to be able to interact quickly in order to maintain operations.
By calling on a mediator, the parties gain a new way of resolving their dispute.
If negotiation fails, they do not have to go directly to the judge (court or arbitration tribunal). The mediator will assist them in resolving their dispute and they will be in control of the solution that is found, in a structured and secure framework.
If mediation does not enable them to find a win-win solution for both parties, they always have the option of going to court.
Mediation is a complementary resolution tool available to companies.