Business Mediation

The Legal Department of the German American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. in New York supports German and American companies in out-of-court settlements.

Mediation – An Alternative to Litigation

Business often involves conflict, but also allows different possibilities of conflict resolution. Besides legal proceedings held in a state court, business mediation is a good way to efficiently settle disputes between business partners, clients or among employees. It is also cost-effective and can uphold the positive company image.

Mediation proceedings can be conducted at any stage of a conflict, even if court proceedings are already pending. During mediation, with the support of a neutral third party (the mediator), conflicting parties voluntarily attempt to find an amicable resolution to a conflict.

Mediation allows both parties to resolve a conflict quickly and to get back to business.

Our Mediation Service

The Head of the Legal Department of the German American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. in New York, admitted as attorney at law in Germany and New York State, can support you as a mediator in your efforts to reach an out-of-court settlement. Please see our Mediation Rules for more information on the mediation proceedings of the AHK.

Your Advantages at a Glance

  • Time- & cost-saving — Compared to lengthy and costly court proceedings in the U.S., mediation service is a time- and cost-saving alternative. Aside from a basic fee that is determined by the amount in dispute, mediator’s remuneration is only incurred in the event of a successful outcome of the mediation proceedings.
  • Future-oriented & image-saving — Business relations are kept alive while damage to the companies’ reputations is avoided. 
  • Self-determined & confidential — You determine the beginning and the conclusion of the mediation proceedings, as well as content and outcome. Confidentiality is guaranteed at all times. 
  • Knowledge & experience — You benefit from our knowledge and the many years of experience in the U.S. and German business and negotiations culture, eliminating uncertainties and misunderstandings which are often the cause of conflicts.


Susanne Gellert, LL.M.
Vice President
Director Legal & Consulting Department
Rechtsanwältin | Attorney at Law

+1 (212) 974-8846