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MEDIATION CLAUSES

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CONTRACTUAL CLAUSE ON MEDIATION

v.1
In the event a dispute shall arise between the parties to this [contract, agreement, transaction, etc.], the parties agree to attempt to resolve it through mediation in accordance with the mediation procedures of ADR Partners d.o.o. and the mediation rules applicable in Serbia, before pursuing other remedies.

The parties agree to share equally in the costs of the mediation, which costs will not include costs incurred by a party for representation by counsel at the mediation.

v.2
In the event a dispute shall arise between the parties to this [contract, agreement, transaction, etc.], the parties agree to attempt to resolve it through mediation in accordance with the mediation procedures of ADR Partners d.o.o. and the mediation rules applicable in Serbia.

The parties further agree that their participation in mediation is a condition precedent to any party pursuing any other available remedy in relation to the dispute.

Any party to the dispute may give written notice to the other party of his or her desire to commence mediation, and a mediation session must take place within [30] days after the date that such notice is given.

The parties must jointly appoint a mutually acceptable mediator from the list of ADR Partners d.o.o. If the parties are unable to agree upon the appointment of a mediator within [7] days after a party has given notice of a desire to mediate the dispute, any party may apply to ADR Partners d.o.o., for appointment of a mediator.

The parties further agree to share equally the costs of the mediation, which costs will not include costs incurred by a party for representation by counsel at the mediation.

v.3
In the event a dispute shall arise between the parties to this [contract, agreement, transaction, etc.], the parties agree to attempt to resolve it through mediation in accordance with the mediation procedures of ADR Partners d.o.o. and the mediation rules applicable in Serbia.

The parties further agree that their participation in mediation is a condition precedent to any party pursuing any other available remedy in relation to the dispute.

Any party to the dispute may give written notice to the other party of his or her desire to commence mediation, and a mediation session must take place within [30] days after the date that such notice is given.

The parties must jointly appoint a mutually acceptable mediator from the list of ADR Partners d.o.o. If the parties are unable to agree upon the appointment of a mediator within [7] days after a party has given notice of a desire to mediate the dispute, any party may apply to ADR Partners d.o.o., for appointment of a mediator.

Mediation involves both sides of a dispute meeting with each other and an impartial mediator to attempt to reach a voluntary and mutually satisfactory agreement that resolves the dispute. In mediation, the mediator(s) will facilitate discussions, negotiations and procedures but will not offer independent analyses, opinions or judgments. Mediation involves no formal court procedures or rules of evidence, and the mediator does not have the power to render a binding decision or force an agreement on the parties.

The entire mediation procedure will be confidential. All conduct, statements, promises, offers, views and opinions, whether oral or written, made in the course of the mediation by any of the parties, their agents, employees, representatives or other invitees to the mediation and by the mediator, who is the parties’ joint agent for purposes of these compromise negotiations, are confidential and shall, in addition and where appropriate, be deemed to be attorney client privileged. Such conduct, statements, promises, offers, views and opinions shall not be discoverable or admissible for any purposes, in any litigation or other proceeding involving the parties and shall not be disclosed to anyone not an agent, employee, expert, witness, or representative for any of the parties. However, evidence otherwise discoverable or admissible in a later proceeding is not excluded from discovery or admission as a result of its use in the mediation.

The parties further agree to share equally the costs of the mediation, which costs will not include costs incurred by a party for representation by counsel at the mediation.

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