Mediation and Arbitration are the preferred alternative ways of resolving disputes.
The Mediation is a voluntary process, where a third and neutral mediator guides the parties to reach an agreement. The parties participate in the process with their lawyers. Mediation is used in commercial, civil, family and labor disputes and is characterized by confidentiality, privacy and the voluntary involvement of the parties. The final agreement is binding on the parties and is enforceable upon submission to the appropriate Court of First Instance.
The Arbitration is a conventionally chosen binding trial of a certain dispute by private judges, instead of the ordinary courts. The Arbitral Tribunal issues a binding decision, which produces judgment and enforceability, as do the decisions of state courts.
' Thomas Kalokiris is a Certified Mediator of the Ministry of Justice with registration number 1903, member of the Arbitration Committee and Arbitrator of the List of Arbitrators of the Thessaloniki Bar Association.