International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR)

The International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR) is an independent non-profit organization, headquartered in New York, that helps global businesses and their counsel prevent and resolve commercial disputes more effectively—both directly, by enhancing their capabilities, and indirectly, by improving ADR capacity worldwide.

CPR offers:

  • Cutting edge tools, resources and solutions
  • A full suite of innovative – and yet practical – dispute resolution services, including arbitration and mediation rules
  • A global roster of distinguished and experienced arbitrators and mediators (neutrals)
  • A collaborative community of members, consisting of top corporations and law firms, academic and government institutions, and leading mediators and arbitrators around the world

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Since 2003, with the financial and strategic support of its multinational corporate members, CPR has engaged in a multifaceted effort to learn from the Chinese tradition of conciliation and to contribute to the rapidly growing discourse between American and Chinese businesses and, in particular, ADR proponents.

CPR published Mediating Disputes Between Chinese and American Businesses, which featured commentary on salient issues, practice tips, and matters to consider when acting as a mediator in a complex dispute involving Chinese and American companies.

CPR has also established cordial exchanges with the Beijing Arbitration Commission, the Hong Kong International Arbitration Center and several academic institutions and business associations. CPR leaders have frequently visited Hong Kong and spoken to groups of business and legal leaders on opportunities to create industry-led dispute management initiatives and best practices.

Past Activities Involving China:

  • In 2009, CPR made visits to various arbitral institutions and CPR member law firms in China. Visits included the Arbitration Center and CCPIT in Beijing and the American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai to discuss various ways in which these institutions and CPR might work together to facilitate knowledge and training in the ADR field.
  • In 2007, CPR cosponsored a conference on “Managing Disputes Between Chinese and U.S. Businesses” with CIETAC, Greenberg Traurig, LLP, and the Chinese law firm of Fandga Partners. CPR also participated in a Hong Kong symposium on mediation and met with the Hong Kong Judiciary.
  • CPR co-hosted a 2005 conference in Beijing on commercial mediation that was attended by over 250 business representatives.
  • In 2005, CPR conducted three-day training in Western mediation skills for a group of Chinese and Western attorneys, judges and arbitrators.
  • CPR hosted a two-day conference in 2006, during which 50 Chinese and American lawyers, judges and mediators exchanged perspectives and articulated the substantial challenges to cross-cultural commercial and legal dealings.
  • In 2004, CPR trained its first class of mediators for the U.S. – China Business Mediation Center in Beijing.
Services Offered

Membership: Do Better, While Doing Good

Whether you are a corporation, law firm, neutral, or an academic or government entity, CPR membership offers you the opportunity to address your business conflicts more effectively, by taking full advantage of our cutting edge dispute prevention and resolution resources and services. Our all-in-one approach provides the most cutting edge and affordable methods by which you can anticipate and address your dispute prevention, mitigation and resolution needs. Membership is also the only way that you can have 24/7 website access to CPR's proprietary Panels of Neutrals, which comprise the most highly qualified mediators and arbitrators around the world, with real experience in the subtleties of more than 20 different practice areas and industries.

Library of Products: CPR creates new protocols, procedures and rules for industries and offers a networking and professional development platform to advocate the use of mediation, arbitration and other alternatives to litigating business disputes. CPR’s committees produce rules, books, studies, research results, statements of “best practices,” proposed industry protocols, or other products for use by attorneys and business executives.CPR creates new protocols, procedures and rules for industries and offers a networking and professional development platform to advocate the use of mediation, arbitration and other alternatives to litigating business disputes. CPR’s committees produce rules, books, studies, research results, statements of “best practices,” proposed industry protocols, or other products for use by attorneys and business executives.

Training Programs: CPR’s training programs are designed to elevate and improve the ADR and legal skills of professional practitioners, primarily inside and outside counsel. They are led by acknowledged subject-matter experts, employ an interactive format, and provide practical understanding and application of ADR tactics.

Dispute Resolution Services: CPR’s Dispute Resolution Services Department is uniquely qualified to help you identify the right neutral with the particular expertise necessary for each situation utilizing our world class list.CPR’s Dispute Resolution Services Department assist the parties in resolving their commercial disputes efficiently and cost-effectively through mediation, arbitration and other dispute resolution processes.  CPR offers an International Mediation Procedure which can be used to resolve disputes anywhere in the world, as well as arbitration rules. is uniquely qualified to help you identify the right neutral with the particular expertise necessary for each situation utilizing our world class list.

Panels of Neutrals: CPR maintains Distinguished Panels of Neutrals, who are particularly qualified to handle complex disputes.CPR maintains Distinguished Panels of Neutrals who are particularly qualified to handle complex disputes. CPR maintains Distinguished Panels of Neutrals who are particularly qualified to handle complex disputes.

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