Jeremy Lack Esq. | Business | International

Business Mediator | Cross-border Co-Mediator

As a specialist lawyer & ADR neutral for International Disputes & Intellectual Property Matters Jeremy Lack is specialised in cross-border business co-mediations. Together with Manon Schonewille he runs an international co-mediation service at Schonewille & Schonewille.  Jeremy's areas of specialism are cross-cultural or international civil and commercial disputes and deal mediations, typically where there are complex business, technological, personally sensitive or intellectual property issues involved. He has worked extensively with large corporations, start-up companies, NGOs, IGOs, universities, families, venture capital firms, and private equity situations, where different disputants or stakeholders are seeking pragmatic outcomes that are cheaper, faster and /or better than litigated outcomes, and where the parties seek to re-align their interests. He is comfortable working in civil law and common law jurisdictions and with highly charged or emotional disputes.  Download Jeremy's mediator profile in English here. 

 

Bar Admissions   

UKEnglish Barrister (Middle Temple, 1989); USA:New York State (1990), EDNY, SDNY, NDNY, CAFC (1990), United States Patent and Trademark Office (1991); Switzerland: Geneva State Bar Association (EU Lawyer, 2003).

 

Specializations   

Conflict prevention & resolution negotiations, settlements and strategies;international transactions; Intellectual Property; life sciences; healthcare; consumer goods; construction/engineering; information & communications technology; Investor-State disputes; joint ventures; private equity; sports; family businesses; trusts & estates.

 

ADR Focus Areas    

All forms of Appropriate Dispute Resolution (“ADR”, e.g., negotiations, mediations, conciliations, arbitrations, litigations) and ADR design processes (e.g., MED-ARB, MEDALOA, ADR hybrids).  Accustomed to working with parties and counsel from civil law as well as common law jurisdictions, particularly in cross-border or cross-cultural disputes involving complex commercial matters.

 

Main mediation practice areas

Conflict prevention & resolution negotiations, settlements and strategies;international transactions; Intellectual Property; life sciences; healthcare; consumer goods; construction/engineering; information & communications technology; Investor-State disputes; joint ventures; private equity; sports; family businesses; trusts & estates.

 

Mediation languages

French | English (bilingual)HebrewSpanish  

 

Opleiding(en)

  • International School of Geneva, Switzerland, IB Diploma
  • Oxford University, Lincoln College, MA (Oxon) in Law and Physiological Sciences 
  • Kings College, London, Graduate Diplomas in EU law and copyright laws

Jeremy's first training in mediation was in May 1995 with WIPO. Since then he has done numerous addutional trainings with a wide range of international ADR centres, including WIPO, CEDR, the Center for Mediation in Law, CPR, CMAP, CEMAJ, CSMC, CUNY Dispute Resolution Consortium,CIArb, Harvard (HNII), ISBM Admont, KonfliktKultur-KulturKonflikt, CICG, ODAGE, GEMME and JAMS. He is an active trainer and teacher and organizes regular training events for counsel and neutrals regarding the use of mediation and mediation advocacy, 

 

Projecten en partnerschap

Examples of recent international mediations


Jeremy has extensive experience as an ADR neutral. Examples of recent international mediations can be found here

Description of mediation style

Jeremy uses an outcome-focused and holistic style of mediation that is adapted to cross-cultural disputes. He seeks to ensure that the parties have a common understanding of the mediation process (which can vary significantly country-by-country), and to tailor it to take into account each party’s perceived procedural needs and their future business interests. He seeks to build on each party’s national, legal and/or professional cultures, to help them design a process that is compatible with their values and in accordance with any existing constraints (e.g., in terms of budgets, deadlines and/or applicable laws). The goal is to reach an outcome, whether for settling a dispute or to facilitate a transaction in the context of reaching a business deal, which will satisfy the parties substantively, procedurally and psychologically. This approach is typically conducive to a facilitative style of mediation, where the mediator works with the parties to elicit their interests, positions, and alternatives in order to generate solutions that will respond to their mutual needs, and approaching the mediation as a social process. It can, however, also result in an evaluative or transformative process, or a combination of various types of mediation on different topics, depending on the constraints or perceived procedural needs of the parties. The mediator thus seeks to work closely with the parties and their counsel.

 

Overige nevenfuncties

  • Vice-Chair Independent Standards Commission, International Mediation Institute (IMI)
  • Co-Chair, Swiss Chamber of Commercial Mediation (Section Romande) (SKWM/CSMC) 
  • Past Co-Chair International Committee, Dispute Resolution Section, ABA
  • Past member Practices and Standards Committee & Mediation Chair, CIArb

 

Succesvolle mediations

Examples of recent international mediations

Jeremy has extensive experience as an ADR neutral. Examples of recent international mediations can be found here. 

 

Description of mediation style

Jeremy uses an outcome-focused and holistic style of mediation that is adapted to cross-cultural disputes. He seeks to ensure that the parties have a common understanding of the mediation process (which can vary significantly country-by-country), and to tailor it to take into account each party’s perceived procedural needs and their future business interests. He seeks to build on each party’s national, legal and/or professional cultures, to help them design a process that is compatible with their values and in accordance with any existing constraints (e.g., in terms of budgets, deadlines and/or applicable laws). The goal is to reach an outcome, whether for settling a dispute or to facilitate a transaction in the context of reaching a business deal, which will satisfy the parties substantively, procedurally and psychologically. This approach is typically conducive to a facilitative style of mediation, where the mediator works with the parties to elicit their interests, positions, and alternatives in order to generate solutions that will respond to their mutual needs, and approaching the mediation as a social process. It can, however, also result in an evaluative or transformative process, or a combination of various types of mediation on different topics, depending on the constraints or perceived procedural needs of the parties. The mediator thus seeks to work closely with the parties and their counsel.

 

Publicaties

Recent publications include articles on neurobiology and hybrid proces desgin. More ...

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Details

 

  • Independent ADR Neutral & Attorney-at-Law
  • Door Tenant with QUADRANT CHAMBERS (UK)
  • Advisor to CHARLES RUSSELL LLP (UK & CH)
  • Part-time faculty to the EPFL (CH) (Management of Technology MBA Program)
  • Of counsel at Schonewille & Schonewille
  • Cross border co-mediation service

  • IMI certified Mediator and IMI certified Mediation Advocate

   

Contact Jeremy directly:

jeremy@schonewille-schonewille.com

t
el +41 79 247 1519   
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