Mediation is an integral part of alternative conflict resolution methods, which are also known by the name of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). These methods are leading to a marked change in our legal system and thus also the legal market. Mediation is an alternative, i.e. out-of-court method for resolving disputes that usually saves both time and money. Ideally, the disputing parties work towards a solution by themselves with the assistance of a mediator acting as a neutral participant. This leads to more individualised results, which in turn ensures that the peace that is achieved will last longer. RITTERSHAUS has long played a key role in the changes the legal consultancy market is undergoing. Beyond providing the classic legal and notary services, a large number of our professionals already work as trained mediators today. Should the parties require more legal assistance, we can implement the collaborative law method, which involves both parties retaining separate lawyers trained in mediation, who work towards a solution as a team. One reason why this method is so successful is because CL lawyers may not represent the parties in the subsequent court proceedings. We have added mediation-based services to our consultancy portfolio in the areas of conflict prevention and conflict management. RITTERSHAUS also offers special business mediation services in the B2B sector.