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Lively meeting about legal mediation with Belarus delegation

Sunday, November 4, 2018

 We look back at an inspiring, lively and interesting exchange about Legal Mediation with the Delegation from Belarus at the Schonewille & Schonewille offices at Hofplein 20 in Rotterdam.

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Successful introduction of Toolkit Mediation 4th edition

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

We look back at a very successful book presentation of the 4th edition of Toolkit Mediation. With lively presentations from, among others former Minister of Justice Ard van der Steur and former President of the Commercial Chamber in Amsterdam Peter Ingelse. Followed by a thought provoking debate about provocative statements.

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Global Pound Conference June 1 Amsterdam

Monday, February 6, 2017

Op weg naar de geschilbeslechting van de toekomst

Het bedrijfsleven zet mediation en andere vormen van geschilbeslechting nog lang niet in volle potentie in. Waar ligt dat aan? Aan de gebruikers, die nog niet goed weten hoe ze mediation moeten inzetten of er geen interesse in hebben? Aan de externe juristen die zaken liever juridisch oplossen? Of aan de aanbieders die niet goed bij de vraag aansluiten.

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New: Just Team Up! Have a TeamFix

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

 Effectiviteit van uw team verhogen? Just Team Up met een TeamFix

In het voorjaar van 2015 introduceert Schonewille & Schonewille een uniek concept op de Nederlandse markt. De methodiek is zeer succesvol toegepast in het buitenland. Wilt u dat uw team effectief met elkaar werkt? Voorkom onduidelijkheden, los conflicten op, maak heldere afspraken en Just Team Up! Met een TeamFix gaat uw team in 4 stappen en binnen 4 uur optimaal aan het werk! En dat regelen wij voor een vast bedrag. 
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Legal Marketplace Analysis 2014

Sunday, November 23, 2014


Manon Schonewille was selected to the 2014 edition of Who's Who Legal in Mediation. She is one of 298 worldwide selected experts in the field and as such a leading expert in The Netherlands.

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Launch Variegated landscape of mediation at S&S office Amsterdam

Friday, October 17, 2014

The landmark reference book on comparative mediation regulation and practices in 60 jurisdictions, including all countries of the European Union, was launched on October 16th. The event was hosted in the Schonewille & Schonewille Legal Mediation offices in the Vijzelstraat in Amsterdam and sponsored by Eleven publishing. High profile speakers from Shell and Schiphol airport shared their vision on how to stimulate corporate use of mediation.

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Dutch ambassador Jan Versteeg attended PMC graduation

Thursday, July 24, 2014

KE.DI.P. PRESS RELEASE | 18 July 2014  
In a successful and warm ceremony, which took place on 14th July 2014 at the Piraeus Bar Association, the Piraeus Mediation Centre (KE.DI.P.), together with Toolkit Company, awarded to its graduates their titles as Accredited Mediators. Present at the event were Mr. Jan Versteeg, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Greece, Ms. Manon Schonewille, ... 

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First copy of 'The Variegated Landscape of Mediation' presented

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The first copy of the book 'The Variegated Landscape of Mediation | A Comparative Study of Mediation Regulation and Practices in Europe and the World' was on 17 July 2014 officially presented to the newly appointed General Secretary of the Ministry of Finance in Greece, Katerina Savvaidou, by the book’s editor Manon Schonewille and the co-author of the Greek chapter Dimitra Triantafyllou. Accepting the book on mediation was the General Seceretary's first social appearance outside of her office.

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Praise for the Variegated Landscape of Mediation

Sunday, July 13, 2014

The Variegated Landscape of Mediation    |                     A Comparative Study of Mediation Regulation and Practices in Europe and the World

‘This book belongs in the libraries of thoughtful mediation practitioners and policy makers.’ Peter Robinson, managing director of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution. Associate Professor at Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California, USA.

Read the review by Michael Leathes

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The Variegated Landscape of Mediation

Monday, June 30, 2014

A Comparative Study of Mediation Regulation and Practices in Europe and the World

The reference book on comparative mediation regulation and practices in 60 jurisdictions, including all countries of the European Union has just been pubilshed. Special introductory offer until October 2014.

Read the review by Michael Leathes.

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Dutch Mediation Law discussed in parliament

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Three Dutch Mediation Acts (private bills of MP van der Steur, 'initatiefwetsvoorstel') were presented to the House of Representatives on 3 June 2014.

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Negotiating with your Brain

Friday, May 9, 2014

A unique two-day training program on how the latest insights on neuroscience can be applied to dramatically improve your negotiation skills and effectiveness. 

Why is Neuroscience important to Negotiators? 

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Mediating the Litigated Case Pepperdine University

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Pepperdine university

In collaboration with Schonewille & Schonewille Legal Mediation the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution of Pepperdine University, School of Law, offers the unique opportunity to enroll in sophisticated programs for experienced litigators, in-house counsel, and other practitioners like Mediating the Litigated Case in Europe.

Since 2006 Pepperdine Has Been Ranked #1 in Dispute Resolution by U.S. News & World Report.

Dates for a new course will soon be announced.

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