Mediating commercial disputes since 1997
New Zealand United Kingdom Asia Pacific
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 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
I use a mixture of online and in-person mediation and once we have settled intake matters, I like to meet parties online for private discussions with client participation to increase the likelihood that we will move more quickly into productive negotiations on mediation day
I am confident that I can continue to make mediation work for you and your clients in these difficult times. I am happy to answer any questions you may have about mediating online … or go to Geoff Sharp VIRTUAL because with international and possibly domestic in-person dispute resolution disrupted for some time to come, online mediation is an important channel to keep commercial disputes moving
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What Others Say
“… 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.” … “ a truly international mediation practice. He is a brilliant mediator, who is incredibly courteous and insightful. He was able to find the blockage and achieve the impossible” … “tenacious in his pursuit of a settlement…”
“You remain by a very long distance much the best mediator I ever worked with”
“He is a mediation megastar, hugely experienced and brings years of knowledge to each mediation” : “one of New Zealand’s pre-eminent mediators” : “vast experience mediating in Asia and the Middle East” … “distinguished by peers as a “stellar” mediator and “one of the best” in the field”
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 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.
… 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.
Please get in touch. Your questions, comments, and ideas are always welcome.