Mediation Club

Fide leads this mediation club with the aim of defining various lines of action to promote commercial mediation in Spain and Latin America


  1. Promote mediation and its mediators
  2. Promote good practices
  3. Promote the relationship between different mediation centers
  4. Propose legislative reforms
  5. Hold discussion sessions and Working Groups

Monitoring Commission

Cristina Jimenez

Mediator and President Fide

Carmen Hermida

General Director Fide

Manuel Diaz

Secretary General CMF

Academic coordinators

Briana canorio

Carlos Gutierrez

Alvaro Lopez de Argumedo


Exclusive to the Club


  • Mediation in the Family Business (January 16, 2023)
  • The importance of Mediation (November 24, 2022)
  • Working group “The key role of mediation as a conflict management mechanism”, made up of international working groups on the main challenges of international mediation. This GT was launched at the beginning of 2020 and continues its work.
  • Participation in the role plays of the MST of CEDR, October 2020
  • Participation in IMM activity, November 6 and December 4.
  • Working Group “Mediation for the Conference on the Future of Europe”, November 2020-April 2021
  • Session Usefulness of mediation in partner conflicts in the family business: some experiences, November 24
  • Presentation of the book Casos of mediation. Practice and comments (December 3)
  • Internal meetings to approve criteria for acting as mediators
  • Standards of the process to carry out a CEDR mediation in Spain.
  • Non-verbal communication: Synergology.
  • Neutrality and Impartiality in the CEDR model: What do they mean? Limits? Criteria?
  • Documents of process 1: The mediation request and the Agreement to submit to mediation” and “Documents of process 2: The final mediation agreement”: Definition of the Mediation Club model Fide
  • the withfidenciality in mediation. CERD criteria
  • The responsibility of the mediator and the mediation institution.

Working group “The key role of mediation as a conflict management mechanism”, made up of international working groups on the main challenges of international mediation

Meeting with business groups.

  • Seminar with the Círculo de Empresarios
  • Presentation at CEOE Legal Commission

Open activities

Mediation in practice. Fundamental Skills Training Directed by CEDR.
  • Edition 1: September 2018
  • Edition 2: October 2020
  • Edition 3: Pending closure
Training program in mediation in collaboration with the College of Notaries of Catalonia
  1. May-June 2020
  2. October-November 2020
  3. Q3 2022
The role of the lawyer in mediation

(Oxford 2022)
In collaboration with CEDR.

Presentation of the book: Mediation Selected Topics

Work groups

GT Future Europe-Mediation Conference

GT The key role of Mediation (NEW STAGE)


Mediation, or how to go from confrontation to agreement

Rachel Alastruey


Raquel Alastruey Grace

Magistrate at the Provincial Court of Barcelona

Francisco Alarcon Alcivar

Director of the Center for Business Mediation (CME) and accredited international mediator

Maria Bacas Malo

Business mediator. Lawyer and partner of MIND THE LAW

Jordi Camprubi Mateo

Manager of the Technical and Planning Office of ABERTIS

Manuel Diaz Banos

Senior Partner of MDB Legal

CMF General Secretariat

paulino fajardo

Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills

Ana Fernandez-Tresguerres

Notary of Madrid. Lawyer of the General Directorate of Legal Security and Public Faith, Ministry of Justice

Ines Garcia-Pintos

Sustainability advisor. Of Counsel at Gabeiras & Asociados

Clifford hendel

Founder, Hendel IDR

Carlos Gutierrez Garcia

Director of Legal Advice for Post-Sales and Litigation at Siemenes Gamesa

Cristina Jimenez Savurido

Judge on leave. President Foundation Fide

Christian Lam

Head of the German Desk at Bartolomé & Briones law firm

Maria Jose Lanchares Perlado

Founder of Lanchares Lawyers

Marta Lazaro Palmero

Mediator, Lawyer and Compliance Officer

Alvaro Lopez de Argumedo

Partner of Uría Menéndez from the Madrid office

Juliette Lucks

Counsel at Clifford Chance, head of international arbitration group in Amsterdam office

Michelangelo Malo

Adviser, Cuatrecasas

Jose Alberto Marin Sanchez

Notary. Associate Professor of the Dpt. of Civil Law of the University of Barcelona. Dean of the Notarial College of Catalonia

Alvaro Mendiola

Partner, Cuatrecasas

Eduardo Muela Rodriguez


Carolina Revenge

Counsel at Hogan Lovells International

Alfredo Sanhappy

Founder of The Wise Company

Pedro Sangro Gomez-Acebo

Partner of the firm Sangro & BLF Abogados, General Secretary of Memora

Andres Ardid Gumiel

Partner-CFO – Claims Adjuster at Vantevo Claims Advisors

Robert Revenga Penelas

CEO at Vantevo Claims Advisors

Teresa Ruano Mochales

Senior Associate of the Litigation and Arbitration Department at the Madrid office of Pinsent Masons

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