Article from: TDM 1 (2004), in International Commercial Arbitration
The author could not agree more. Mediation allows you to get on with business and to isolate a problem 'amicably' by a Mediation Board; whereas as soon as an issue is subject to the courts, we are officially opponents and the lawyers not only take over but stir the pot. They want to make money out of this: it is their legitimate business. Their primary interest is not an early settlement; to ensure that this (early settlement) does not happen and in order to enhance their business chances, they will give you comfort on even impossible cases and create as hostile as possible ...