EUROJURIS FRANCE, a network of more than 1 000 legal professionals.
EUROJURIS FRANCE announces the creation of madecision.com, its very own online mediation and arbitration platform.
This innovative and secured platform uses eJust’s technology and know-how to offer an alternative solution integrating mediation and arbitration procedures, which connects individuals, companies and their counsels, with a wide network of legal professionals.
“madecision.com combines two inseparable advantages: the skills of its experts, all members of the EUROJURIS France network, a cutting-edge technology developed by eJust, a legal tech” explains Sophie Clanchet, the President of EUROJURIS France.
With judicial procedures that last on average 15 months for disputes relating to arrears, traditional dispute resolution before state courts has become a hindrance for many business executives as well as individuals.
A March 2019 OpinionWay survey, conducted amongst SMEs and VSEs execs and ordered by Captain Contrat, highlighted this reality: 69% of the entrepreneurs surveyed spend at least 2 days managing administrative and legal matters each month. This investment constitutes an obstacle for 71% of them. Finally, 57% of them regard managing legal or administrative matters as stressful and weighing on the company’s activity and 38% of them even see it as inhibiting development.
With that in mind, the French Ministry of Justice, acknowledging the existence of these obstacles and the necessity to reform the judicial system, encourages the use of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms (ADR) in order to favour a more amicable settlement of disputes and ensure a better protection of companies.
However, it is clear that ADR remains a mystery for the general public. EUROJURIS members strongly believe that, in a constantly changing world, the justice timeline should align again with that of businesses.
By relying on the eJust technological tool, mediators and arbitrators, all members of the EUROJURIS network, want to simplify in the long haul the resolution of their clients’ disputes.
The platform offers two services:
– Mediation, in which parties resort to a third-party to guide them in finding a common and satisfactory solution. madecision.com allow them to organise the procedure and overcome organisational and logistical difficulties all the while preserving the quality of the exchanges. The mediator, an expert member of the EUROJURIS network, hears the parties separately then together, notably via a videoconference tool, so that the solutions that ultimately arise take into consideration all the needs expressed.
– Arbitration, a private justice solution so far reserved to high-stake disputes, that is now accessible to most disputes. Parties choose to have their dispute decided by an experienced professional. At the end of this confidential procedure, an award is rendered that is as enforceable as a state court judgement.
The mediators and arbitrators registered on the platforms are experts in both the legal field concerned and the industrial area at the heart of the dispute.
All the arbitrators and mediators belong to the selective EUROJURIS France network and are appointed on a case-by-case basis depending on the legal area and economic sector concerned. Arbitrators and mediators all sign a binding statement of independence. The costs of the proceedings are clearly and transparently set forth on the site, depending on the service contemplated.
In the context of arbitral proceedings, madecision.com relies on its selective network of legal professionals to have the award enforced in case the losing party does not voluntarily comply with the award (huissiers).
Some examples of the types of disputes addressed on madecision.com:
Commercial leases, franchising, construction (pre-receipt), co-ownership, competitive damages, intellectual property, counterfeit, licence transfers, cancellation of a sale, debt recovery (rent, invoice, termination fee, etc.), corporate matters (sale of shares, exclusion of a partner, post-sale disputes, contractual breach, contractual termination, etc.)