The Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) is to push international arbitration after signing a collaboration agreement with the New York-based International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR).
CPR describes itself “a global non-profit organisation that advances dispute resolution practices and provides high-quality dispute resolution solutions”. Its members include many of the top City and US law firms, as well as major corporations.
Under the agreement, CEDR will market and promote the use of the CPR rules for administered arbitration of international disputes as part of its range of dispute resolution services.
It will also provide a platform for users of CPR rules to file cases on CEDR’s website – although they will still be administered from New York – and generally assist users or potential users of the rules.
In return, CPR will promote a range of CEDR training courses around the world, and give its members a 10% discount on them.
Together the two organisations will offer a four-day “advanced cross-cultural mediation course” for mediators, leading to CEDR International Accreditation. In 2017, the course will be offered initially in New York and São Paulo.
Dr Karl Mackie, chief executive of CEDR, said: “This partnership with CPR promises to benefit constituents of both organisations immensely. CPR’s innovative and award-winning rules provided the ideal international arbitration offering to complete our sophisticated portfolio of dispute resolution services.
“And both through CPR member discounts for existing CEDR trainings and future trainings conducted jointly by both organisations, we are excited to help CPR enhance its educational offerings to its members globally.”
Noah Hanft, president and CEO of CPR, added: “It is gratifying for us to have another ADR organisation promoting CPR arbitration, particularly one as venerable as CEDR.
“While CPR has always had an impact in Europe, driven by our European advisory board and our many members there, this partnership with CEDR will underscore CPR’s presence in Europe, enhancing the benefits we can offer and providing users of our international rules with an important local, real-time dispute resolution resource in one of the most important business hubs in the world.”