In the event that agreement is not reached, or only on certain issues, the Ombudsman immediately reports to the parties on a report stating only that no agreement has been reached on certain issues or on all outstanding issues. During mediation, the parties agree not to take further action in a legal proceeding that concerns the same thing as the purpose of mediation. 3. Simple mediation clause, including time, plus reference to parallel court proceedings If a dispute arises in or in relation to this contract and the parties do not resolve all or part of the dispute through negotiations, the parties then agree to attempt to resolve the dispute by mediation in accordance with the mediation terms set out in the annex of this contract. Unless otherwise agreed, mediation begins no later than  [factory] days after the date of the asD notification. The start of mediation will not prevent the parties from initiating or pursuing legal proceedings or arbitration proceedings. [If there is another point on the logistical arrangements of mediation than the appointment of the mediator, on which the parties cannot agree within 14 [working days] from the date of the notification of the AsD, ProMediate, if any, in collaboration with the Ombudsman, is invited to decide this point for the parties who consulted with them.] Both decisions underline the importance of the parties seriously considering the inclusion of a mediation clause in their contract and paying particular attention to their terms, as they may be forced to comply with it in the event of a dispute within their scope. Version 1: “The commencement of mediation will not prevent the parties from initiating or pursuing legal proceedings or arbitration proceedings.” In order to maximize the effectiveness of a conciliation clause, there are some important elements that must be included. Since it is not enough to provide for a simple mediation procedure in a contractual agreement, it is also necessary to take into account the conditions and rules of procedure. The parties strive to resolve immediately all disputes arising from or related to this agreement through confidential mediation as part of the CPR mediation procedure [in effect on the day of this agreement] before resorting to arbitration or litigation. 3.
Minimum number of meetings: the parties may agree that the mediation procedure must be conducted before the opening of legal or arbitration proceedings, and may even specify that mediation is a precondition for opening proceedings before one of these forums. In this context, the parties may decide that participation in a minimum number of mediation meetings is mandatory before deciding that the procedure has failed or initiating legal or arbitration proceedings.