COMMERCIAL MEDIATOR

Mediating commercial disputes since 1997
New Zealand       United Kingdom       Asia Pacific

» Geoff’s NZ/UK schedule now available ↑↑
» Chambers UK 2019 “Really tenacious and determined to look at things from every angle to get the parties to talk”… “He’s really sharp, asks the right questions, and knows when to intervene and when to give clients space”
» Who’s Who Legal names as the foremost mediation set at the UK Bar
» Geoff listed in Who’s Who Legal 2018 as a “leading mediator” with clients praising his “engaging manner, charm and intelligence” and his “considerable expertise as a mediator in international commercial conflicts”
» Interesting analysis from Who’s Who Mediation : Trends & Conclusions : a snapshot of the state of mediation and the formalization of the process in places like Singapore and Ireland
» New IBA Investor-State Mediation Rules provide legal framework for mediation of Investor-State claims
» Singapore Mediation Convention: on 26 June 2018 final drafts approved for a Convention on the Enforcement of Mediation Settlements at UNCITRAL’s 51st session
» Geoff wins APAC Insider’s Best Commercial Mediator in the Asia-Pacific for 3 years running 2016 – 2018
» Geoff appointed Ambassador of Singapore International Mediation Centre, Singapore and panel member of the Japan International Mediation Center, Kyoto, March 2018  
» @ BC Mediators Blog  Eat Toast in Bed, Go to Sleep with Crumbs and Geoff’s latest @ Kluwer Mediation Blog Total Recall

good commercial mediators...

settle 80%+ of their cases
respect and protect the positions of all participants
do not interfere with the trial process

… and somehow manage to help settle cases without leaving a bad taste in anyone’s mouth

my approach

My aim is to conduct mediations in a way that complements the litigation process and to be known as a proactive mediator who adds value to the negotiation process able to connect and assist unyielding parties to settle the most difficult and contentious of cases – and to never give up

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articles I have written

Please take a look at a selection of my most recent articles and posts on different aspects of mediation

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What Others Say

 “… really tenacious and determined to look at things from every angle to get the parties to talk” and “He’s really sharp, asks the right questions and knows when to intervene and when to give clients space.”

Chambers UK Bar 2019

“He is a mediation megastar, hugely experienced and brings years of knowledge to each mediation” and “one of New Zealand’s pre-eminent mediators” possessing “vast experience mediating in Asia and the Middle East”

Geoff has regularly been included in recent years in Who’s Who Global Top 10 Mediators

Who’s Who Legal 2013 – 2017

Geoff Sharp was a co-mediator in a very sensitive mediation involving two sovereign states. He handled the mediation with remarkable skill and sensitivity and quickly gained the trust and confidence of my clients. I would not hesitate to recommend as in the first rank of mediators practising in London.

A London QC

2018

A world-class mediator, with charm and determination in spades, who we are delighted to see now making his mark in London. There are few, if any, better at it than Geoff. We are privileged to have him as a colleague.

Bill Wood QC

Brick Court, London, 2018

… without your expertise and especially your ability to keep people connected into a fluid and at times fractious dialogue, a result would not have been found.

Ross Knight

Partner, Auckland, 2018

Contact Geoff

Please get in touch. Your questions, comments, and ideas are always welcome.

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