A comprehensive overview of global mediation regulatory frameworks for commercial and civil cases. And a practical overview of the development of mediation and worldwide mediation practices in 60 jurisdictions, with a special emphasis on the European Union. This book allows for a direct comparison, based on standardised benchmarks for each country. Helpful for those mediating across borders, academics and those involved in legislative efforts. Authors who are each knowledgeable professionals in their jurisdictions, give a comprehensive and fascinating overview of the mediation development in their country in the individual state chapters. Combined, these chapters show the captivating breadth and variety of scope of mediation regulations and practices around the world. We hope that this will become a standard reference book for practitioners and academics alike. It can support comparative academic studies, and provide guidelines to professionals mediating across borders. As well as to legal counselors who are supporting clients in international cases. Enabling ADR practitioners and academics to obtain an overview of what is going on in other countries. To facilitate working across borders. To compare our practices. To lay the groundwork for identifying and formulate in the future certain common core features. Best practices for mediation practice and regulation. That is what this book is meant to be. More importantly, this book will be a valuable reference book for clients, corporate counsel and lawyers who are planning to mediate abroad. It is also intended as a tool to facilitate and stimulate cross-border mediations.