Dr. Martin Svatos, Ph.D.
Martin is one of the leading Czech mediators and arbitrators acknowledged by several international awards. He has acted in more than 250 both international and domestic cases in mediation (more than 1000 mediated hours). He focuses mainly on IT aw, energy law and construction disputes. With the success rate more than 85% of the cases, he belongs to the most successful mediators in Central Europe. His experiences in alternative dispute resolution were appreciated when he became the Secretary to the Working group of the ICC Czech Republic for mediation. Martin has acted in several arbitrations both as presiding arbitrator, member of an arbitral tribunal and of counsel (Czech Exchange Arbitration Court, Arbitration Court attached to the Czech Chamber of Commerce and Agriculture, VIAC, Czech Football Association). Martin lectures at the Charles University in Prague (Czech Republic) and at the Seminar of European and Comparative Law in Urbino (Italy) where he is in charge of the negotiation, mediation and arbitration courses. He has been visiting professor at many universities all around the world (Faculté Libre de Droit Institut Catholique de Toulouse, at the Comenius University in Bratislava (Slovakia), at the Shanghai University of Political Science and Law and at the Shanghai University of Finance and Economics (both PRC), Georgetown University (Washington DC)). He has been a speaker at numerous international conferences.
Sabine is a mediator, educator, and academic and runs a busy national and cross-border mediation practice alongside teaching and training.
She has a keen interest in mediator education and higher education and designed and co-ordinates two innovative postgraduate programmes in mediation and conflict management in St. Angela’s College Sligo (National University of Ireland). She also provides mediation training in the private sector and runs workshops and seminars on conflict management and mediation.
She has a particular passion for online education and designs courses for the award-winning online mediation education company MediatorAcademy.com.
She is a regular writer for the Kluwer Mediation Blog, has published articles on mediation and mediator education and is co-editor of the EU Mediation Law Handbook (Kluwer, 2017). She has presented at mediation conferences in many different countries and held the office of President of the Mediators’ Institute of Ireland for three years.