Alternative Dispute Resolution
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) refers to methods and processes for resolving legal disputes outside of traditional litigation through the court system and outside of arbitration. ADR methods include a range of different techniques, such as mediation, conciliation, and negotiation, and offer several advantages, including cost savings, quicker resolutions, and more control over the outcome.
We have been assisting our clients as counsel in commercial, corporate, and investor-State disputes through various ADR processes, including negotiation, mediation, conciliation, and expert proceedings. These ADR processes can be ad hoc or conducted under the rules of an institution, such as the ICC, DIS, or ICSID. Our industry experience includes international sales and distribution, real estate, new technologies, banking & finance, and transportation.
One of the partners of the firm, Philipp Wagner, is a certified mediator and regularly serves as mediator with a focus on corporate and commercial conflicts.
Our ADR services include:
- Identifying possible ADR options for a specific dispute
- Coordination with third party funders (if required)
- Representation in ADR processes
- Advice on available legal remedies when ADR fails
- Mediator services
Our experts for all ADR matters stand ready to assist you.
Philipp K. Wagner
With over 15 years of practice, Philipp K. Wagner brings a wealth of experience and a personal touch to the world of dispute resolution, with his work as an arbitration practitioner spanning multiple arbitral institutions across various industries and legal fields, with a particular focus on commercial and corporate law.
Next to his legal and economic expertise, Joseph Schwartz has a strong passion and understanding for technology, which includes IT, technical and construction/engineering matters, which he regularly uses as arbitrator, party counsel and advisor.
Florian Dupuy advises clients in all matters of international arbitration and public international law, and as the head of the firm’s investment arbitration practice, has represented both States and investors in high-stakes disputes.
Laura Halonen has been a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales since 2005. Prior to joining WAGNER Arbitration in 2019, she worked for over a decade for leading international law firms in London, Paris and Geneva (where she was a member of the local bar as a foreign lawyer). She studied law at the University of Oxford (BCL 2009 and MA (Jurisp) (Oxon) 2001)
Julian is a dedicated German attorney specializing in complex commercial and corporate arbitration, fluent in English, Portuguese, and German, leading the Brazilian Desk for cross-border disputes and market entries.
Petrit Elshani is a Kosovo-admitted attorney, specializes in all matters of investment arbitration and international commercial arbitration, and is particularly skilled in investor-State arbitrations, having advised both investors and States in complex, high-stakes disputes.
Sophie is a German attorney, specializing in both commercial and investment arbitration. Sophie has a particular interest in public international and European law, transatlantic issues and German-Italian relations.