What is Mediation?

Mediation is an alternative, time-and-money-saving method of resolving business disputes, which allows parties to mutually resolve their problem. Mediation often gives entrepreneurs the chance to continue cooperating in their business, as opposed to court trials where a hostile, adversarial approach is more usual. With mediation, the parties are not adversaries but partners seeking to achieve a joint agreement. Solution reached in a mediation must be satisfying for both parties: it’s a case of looking for the classic "win-win" situation. The ability to reach an agreement through mediation is also an expression of the highest standards in business.

About the International Mediation Center (IMC)

The International Mediation Centre constitutes a platform for out-of-court dispute resolution, which is available for all entrepreneurs. Mediation offered by our Centre is a way to reconcile the conflicting interests out of court. Through mediation almost all conflicts can be solved. Professional mediation centres give 80% likelihood to the conflicted parties to reach a successful conclusion. Mediation consumes approx. 10 times cheaper than long drawn out court trials. An average mediation proceeding lasts a maximum of a couple of weeks. The unique feature of the IMC is the opportunity to conduct a mediation proceeding in many languages both on a national and international level.


Any dispute which results from such an agreement, or which are connected with it, can be settled amicably by the International Mediation Centre at the International Chambers of Commerce in Poland. If the parties cannot reach a settlement through a mediation proceeding within 60 days from the filing of the motion for mediation or other term agreed in written form by the parties, each party can file a case to the appropriate court.

IMC Founders

The International Mediation Center was founded by five Chambers of Commerce:

  • Belgian Business Chamber
  • British - Polish Chamber of Commerce
  • French - Polish Chamber of Commerce
  • Polish - Spanish Chamber of Commerce
  • Polish - Italian Chamber of Commerce


The International Mediation Centre
ul. Mokotowska 1, 10th floor
00-640 Warsaw, Poland


Dr Ewelina Stobiecka
telephone: +48 669 73 79 79

Aleksandra Gąsowska
telephone: + 48 793 41 00 08

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