We provide advice to business stakeholders, in-house and/or external legal counsel on conflict management and dispute resolution, including fact-finding and neutral evaluation, project governance and conflict management services.
Here are some examples:
- Project governance – designing and implementing effective governance structures that facilitate timely decision-making and conflict resolution.
- Fact-finding and neutral evaluation– binding and non-binding determinations of specific questions with complete independence and impartiality.
- Partnering– developing and implementing effective partnering programs, including project charters and partnering workshops-ideal for newly formed multi-party projects.
- Strategic partner and consortium issues – developing and implementing processes to manage and resolve multi-party disputes relating to joint ventures, teaming agreements, and other strategic relationships.
- Challenging contract negotiations and re-negotiations – neutral facilitation can help resolve conflicts arising from poor communication and lack of trust.
- Cross-cultural issues –bridging communication gaps between individuals and organizations (e.g. creative teams; business and research/academic communities; international business).
- Financial accountability– providing neutral evaluation of pricing and performance disputes.
- Vendor pricing and performance issues –assisting with development of objective standards to resolve issues that are common to many technology contracts.
We are different from the typical consulting firms or professional advisors. We provide these services as neutral, independent advisors to all of the parties involved in a project, conflict or dispute. We structure our engagements to ensure that our mandate is understood and approved by all of the affected parties.
We try to ensure full transparency and objectivity in all of our consulting and advisory projects. Where it is possible to do so, we prefer to be paid, at least in part, by each of the parties, to avoid any suggestion of bias.