Our law firm cooperates with a mediator registered in the list of mediators maintained by the Ministry of Justice of the Slovak Republic to reach out-of-court settlements of disputes and offers clients the option of alternative dispute resolution through the application of mediation pursuant to the requisite provisions of Act No. 420/2004 Coll. on Mediation as amended.

The mediator acts within the mediation process as an independent and neutral third party who assists the parties to the dispute in finding a joint solution to their mutual conflict. The ultimate result of mediation is finding an agreement that is mutually beneficial for both parties and based on the needs and interests of both parties.

Advantages of mediation: 
  • Lower financial costs – successful mediation delivers significant cost savings that otherwise would be incurred by appeals or efforts to collect a judgement;
  • Speed and time savings – mediation eliminates delaying tactics including the opportunity to lodge objections or appeals;
  • Voluntariness – this is the key condition of mediation. The parties themselves decide to apply mediation to resolve their dispute and have the option to end the mediation process in any phase;
  • Confidentiality of information – covering information disclosed during the mediation process;
  • Privacy – meetings with the mediator are only attended by the parties to the dispute or their legal counsel, unless otherwise agreed with the mediator;
  • The ability to preserve a business's reputation and good standing;
  • Creative and flexible solutions – which the parties themselves propose to reach a mutually satisfactory resolution.