The claim has been filed and the parties have exchanged written submissions carefully drafted by their respective counsels. The first oral hearing has been scheduled or has already taken place. In other words: the conflict has escalated to a whole new level.
In recent years, countless pending court cases – often involving claims in the millions – have successfully been resolved consensually by reaching a mutual agreement.
There are many reasons to prefer an interest-based exchange to court proceedings (litigation). Let this exemplary list inspire you (wörtlicher: Here are some good reasons which speak in favor of a mutual balancing/reconciliation of interests):
In mediation, not only comprehensive or partial solutions are considered a success. From their professional experience, judges report that mediation often significantly improves the atmosphere in litigation hearings. Parties who have been to mediation collaborate more effectively, which facilitates reaching a court settlement. The mediation itself remains completely confidential, even to the court.
Our mediators conform to strict quality criteria, which reach beyond the standards set forth by the Austrian Law on Mediation in Civil Matters (ZivMediatG).