Mediation Services - Alternative Dispute Resolution
Here at A. G. Frangos & Co LLC we keep educating ourselves. Having in mind the long processing times of a legal action, filed in our judicial system, along with high accompanying costs and uncertain outcomes, our Firm now offers mediation services in both commercial and civil disputes. Ms. Anastasia Ioannou and Mr. Andreas Frangos, have undergone mediation training by the Cyprus Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution, as per the requirements of the Law, in order to be officially recognised by the law as capable to offer such services. They successfully concluded the programme which as per the description by the Cyprus Center of Alternative Dispute Resolution:
"The mediation market in Cyprus is governed by the provisions of the Law on Certain Matters of Mediation in Civil Disputes Law of 2012 (Law 159(I)/2012). This law requires that for someone to become a mediator, they will have to undergo mediation training of a duration of 40-hours.
According to the relevant domestic law concerning mediation, there are two types of mediation – mediation for commercial disputes and mediation for civil disputes. A commercial dispute is a dispute arising from a commercial transaction between traders or between traders and public authorities, while a civil dispute means any dispute that may be the subject of civil proceedings, in the sense ascribed to this term under the Courts of Justice Law and it includes labor disputes, but it does not include family disputes. There is specific legislation in place for becoming a mediator in relation to family disputes, which provides for family mediation courses under that specific law.
For someone to officially become a mediator, a special register is kept by the Ministry of Justice and Public Order for the registration of a mediator, which presupposes that that specific person has completed the mediation training successfully. There are two Registers of Mediators: the Mediator Register for Commercial Disputes and the Mediator Register for Civil Disputes."