COMMERCIAL MEDIATOR

Mediating commercial disputes since 1997
In New Zealand, United Kingdom and the Asia Pacific

»Brick Court’s Bill Wood QC named Mediator of the Year at the 5th Annual Who’s Who Legal Awards in London on 8 May        
»Who’s Who Legal: BRICK COURT CHAMBERS boasts the leading mediation offering at the UK Bar
»2018 Geoff appointed Ambassador of Singapore International Mediation Centre, Singapore
»March 2018 Geoff appointed panel member of the Japan International Mediation Center, Kyoto            
  » UNCITRAL draft convention on the enforceability of settlement agreements a step closer after NYC meeting in February 2018  
» Geoff wins APAC Insider’s Best Commercial Mediator in the Asia-Pacific for 2016 and 2017
  »New IBA Investor-State Mediation Rules provide legal framework for mediation of Investor-State claims  
»Latest post @ BC Mediators Blog  Eat Toast in Bed, Go to Sleep with Crumbs and Effective Paperwork in Mediation @ Kluwer Mediation Blog      

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

“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”

“Clients would go to Geoff Sharp “10 times out of 10”. He has conducted over a thousand mediations in New Zealand and worldwide, and is one of the most highly rated individuals on our international research”

Geoff is “the leading mediator in New Zealand” for many of our respondents. He enjoys an “exceptional reputation” all over the world. Sharp is one of our most highly recommended practitioners” and “in high demand for his practice covering the Asia-Pacific region”

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.

Senior Counsel

London 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

Contact Geoff

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

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