The approach generally followed, as is often the case in continental Europe, is, on a hand, to help the parties to renew dialogue (through communication management) and, on the other hand, to encourage them to find and build their own solution (by the search of interests, according to reasoned negotiation). Depending on the case, the focus may be on one aspect, or rather on the other. In this approach, the mediator is responsible for conducting the process, the parties to collaborate in the development of a solution. If the parties want the main focus to be on finding a solution, he will suggest to act as a conciliator.
The process (in four main stages) is based on or follows the model described in the mediation section, and can take place (as requested by the parties or their conflict situation) in one or more sessions.
The rules of ethics are those laid down by the Geneva legislation and by the code of European mediators, set out in the mediation section. As a sworn mediator, Jean A. Mirimanoff is subject to the supervision of the official notice board on civil and criminal mediation in the canton of Geneva. The accredited mediator is subject to periodic review by the Swiss Chamber of Commercial Mediation (MHCC/SKWM).
His fields of intervention concern problems, difficulties, tensions or conflicts in civil and commercial matters (contract law), real estate (promotions, commercial leases, scope of servitudes, co-ownership, neighborhoods, etc.) and family (separation, protective measures of conjugal union, divorce, post-divorce, successions in prevention and resolution), and criminal conflicts in which the civil character is preponderant.
His mode of intervention also depends on the will of the parties and on their conflictual situation: he or she intervenes alone (in mediation) or with a colleague (in co-mediation), or in collaboration in hybrid processes (a mediator / a conciliator / an expert / a decision maker, etc.). In cases where the parties are numerous, co-mediation is frequent.
Lawyers are welcome in the process, and their presence at different stages depends on the willingness of the parties.
The fees, their amount (the hourly rate) and their allocation key between the parties are the subject of agreement between these lasts in the preparatory phase of the process.