Article from: OGEL 2 (2003), in International Oil, Gas & Energy Dispute Management
p> 'Deal Mediation' is a new, potentially powerful tool for lawyers who negotiate global deals and for others who seek wise and fair agreements in complex environments. It has as much to do with issues of culture, values, trust and adaptability as it has to do with law and contract. It underscores the need for promoting a new legal specialist: the deal mediator, an experienced lawyer who can help the parties to international negotiations synthesize relationships which will stand the test of time.
(Previous version published in the ICSID Journal and the CEPMLP Internet Journal)