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Mediation Club

Fide leads this mediation club in order to define 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

Director General Fide

Manuel Diaz

Secretary General CMF

Academic coordinators

Briana Canorio

Carlos Gutierrez

Alvaro López de Argumedo


Exclusive to the Club


  • Success Cases in Mediation (November 18, 2021)
  • Act of renewal of the Collaboration Framework Agreement Fide Mediation Center and the Mexican Institute of Mediation (September 3, 2021) Video
  • Presentation of the book: Selected Topics Mediation (September 14, 2021)
  • Presentation Act of Fide Mediation Club, face-to-face and online (October 14, 2021)
  • Success Cases in Mediation (Online Session) (Thursday, November 18)
  • Current status of the Singapore Convention (Hybrid Session) (Monday, December 13)



  • 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 Cases 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 request for mediation and the Agreement to submit to mediation ”and“ Documents of process 2: The final agreement of mediation ”: Definition of the Club de Mediación Fide model
  • Confidentiality in mediation. CEDR 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: February / March 2021

Training program in mediation in collaboration with the College of Notaries of Catalonia

  1. May-June 2020
  2. October-November 2020
  3. April-May 2021

Other activities


Work groups

GT Future Europe-Mediation Conference

GT The key role of Mediation


Mediation, or how to go from confrontation to agreement

Rachel Alastruey


Raquel Alastruey Grace

Magistrate at the Provincial Court of Barcelona

Francisco Alarcón 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 Camprubí Mateo

Manager of the Technical and Planning Office of ABERTIS

Manuel Diaz Banos

Cuatrecasas Lawyer.

General Secretariat of CMF.

Paulino Fajardo

Partner, Herbert Smith Freehills

Ana Fernández-Tresguerres

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

Inés García-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 Jiménez Savurido

Magistrate on leave of absence. President of the Fide Foundation.

Maria Jose Lanchares Perlado

Founder of Lanchares Abogados.

Marta Lazaro Palmero

Mediator, Lawyer and Compliance Officer.

Alvaro López de Argumedo

Partner of Uría Menéndez from the Madrid office

Juliette Luycks

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

Michelangelo Malo

Counselor, Cuatrecasas

José Alberto Marín Sánchez

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


Sergio Redondo Serrano

Corporate Counsel at Pinsent Masons.

Carolina Revenga

Counsel at Hogan Lovells International.

Monica Ridruejo

President, Dragonaria, SL

Mariví Rodríguez

Madiadora in Coaching & Mediation.

Alfredo Sanfeliz

Founder of The Wise Company

Pedro Sangro Gomez-Acebo

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

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