The Association of Mediators and Intermediaries of the Asia-Pacific Region is the first non-profit organization of Primorsky Krai created in strict accordance with the current legislation of the Russian Federation. The activities of the Association are focused on developing conciliation procedures in the countries of the Asia-Pacific region and the Russian Federation. The primary aim is to develop civil society and its legal institutions by resolving disputes and conflicts through mediation and negotiation, stabilizing and harmonizing business and human relations in Russia, reducing the burden on courts, state authorities and local government bodies, increasing the authority and confidence of citizens in legal courts and authorities, lowering the material and moral burden on courts and state authorities and local government bodies and last but not the least, strengthening international business and human relations between business, people and state bodies, nations, nationalities.
Members of the organization are mediators and Intermediaries with necessary qualifications and extensive practical experience in resolving disputes with the participation of state authorities and the local government bodies. All mediators of the Association meet the requirements of professional standards in their activity. They have the authority to conduct mediation procedures on pending disputes before all Arbitration courts and courts of general jurisdiction in the territory of the Russian Federation and with the participation of state authorities and local government bodies.
The Association actively cooperates with the Office of the Commissioner for the Protection of the Rights of Entrepreneurs in Primorsky Krai, the Law School and the Humanitarian Institute of the Far Eastern Federal University, the Russian Arbitration Center at the Russian Institute of Modern Arbitration (Moscow), and the Administration of Vladivostok and Primorsky Krai Administration, various international organizations, social movements, etc.
The Association is the only organization that actively develops alternative methods of dispute resolution (conciliation procedures – mediation, negotiations, Intermediation, etc.) on the territory of Primorsky Krai, for which it organizes and conducts round table discussions, seminars and conferences along with the participation of local government authorities, businesses, public and international organizations.
The mediators of our organization were the pioneers to carry out mediation procedures in the Arbitration Court of Primorsky Krai and the courts of general jurisdiction of Primorsky Krai. The mediators of our organization also managed to ensure the Arbitration Court of Primorsky Krai and the Fifth Arbitration Court of Appeal in the rulings on the acceptance of a statement of claim or an appeal to the proceedings and other rulings, indicated the possibility of settling a dispute through conciliation procedures (mediation).
The Association is constantly committed to developing the various procedures and techniques and methods of school mediation in Primorsky Krai, for which it actively cooperates with authorized structures, and regularly holds competitions, trainings, consultations and mediation procedures.
The Association is also the only organization in Primorsky Krai that adequately represents the mediators of Primorsky Krai and Russia in the APR countries at an International level. Our organization has professional mediators who can adequately be a representative between foreign companies and individuals.
Our mediators based in FEFU, together with the researchers of the Law School, are credited with developing various professional programs, including international ones, in order to train highly qualified personnel in the field of mediation, intermediation and negotiations.
The Association’s mediators are the only ones from all over the Far East of Russia who take part in international competitions as participants and trainers for which they have won prizes and received special awards. Our organization focuses mainly on the quality, reputation and practical skills of mediators and intermediators, and not just on the sheer number of its members. We try to unite and consolidate the most experienced, reputable mediators of the region.