Christophe Imhoos

Christophe Imhoos

Christophe Imhoos

Professional and Academic Activities

Esprit d’entente SNC, Geneva and Vevey (Riviera),Switzerland Partner Since 2012

Mediation and conflict management activities in family matters (mediator, co-mediator), at the workplace (mediator, trust person/external resource person/Ombudsman), Commercial (domestic and cross-border), Criminal (Minors) and Neighbourhood, crisis and conflict coaching. Drafting Companies’ Internal Rules dealing with conflict management. Organising and conducting workshops and awareness trainings dealing with mediation, conflict and psycho-social risks management within companies (HR, managers) (

Jean-Pierre & Christophe Imhoos, Attorneys at Law, Geneva, Partner Since 1992

Conflict management and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) counselling (negotiation, conciliation, arbitration mediation, Collaborative Law)). Acting as conciliator, arbitrator, mediator or parties’ counsel in domestic and international commercial arbitration and mediation (institutional or ad hoc). Practice of Collaborative Law (
Ecole d’advocature (ECAV), University de Geneva, Law Faculty, Associate Professor Since 2011
Conducting workshops on negotiation and mediation for 25-30 students attending the Geneva School of Advocacy. Examiner on conflict management exams (

Groupement Pro-Médiation (GPM), Geneva, member of the Faculty 2009-2014
In charge of general mediation course (formation approfondie à la médiation – FAM) for class 8 and 9 and responsible for mediation awareness training at Pro Mediation Training Association. Lecturer for FAM 9 and 10 classes (
Centre du droit de l’entreprise (CEDIDAC), Lausanne University (canton of Vaud, Switzerland) Since 2011
Regular participation at the Centre for Business Law as a trainer at negotiation workshops under the head of Dr. Nicolas Iynedjan (
Universities of Savoie (France) and Lausanne (Switzerland), Law Faculties Since 2011
Lectures on Collaborative Law to students attending Master Degree classes.
University of Geneva, Department of Continuous Education, Campus of Sion, Wallis (Kurt Boesch Academic Institute -IUKB) 2010-2014
Lectures in general mediation programme (CAS/DAS). Examiner at exams. Member of the Academic Commission (
Assistant to head of Programme (Prof. Jean-Pierre Bonafé-Schmitt). In charge of internship training and supervision/practice analysis. Since 2015
Swiss French Association for Collaborative Law (Association romande de droit collaboratif – ARDC), Geneva Since 2009
President of the Swiss-French association for promotion and development of Collaborative Law as alternative dispute resolution (ADR) (
Commission ADR of the Geneva Bar Association, Geneva, member, Since 2012
Setting up workshops on domestic arbitration and mediation. Promoting mediation and Collaborative
Law with members of the Geneva Bar (
Permanence “Info-Médiation”, Geneva, member Since 2012
Attending a mediation permanence twice a year (
Academic Diplomas Master of Comparative Jurisprudence (MCJ), New York University School of Law (USA) 1986-1987
Bar Exam, Geneva (Switzerland) 1985
Maturité, College of Geneva (Geneva High School), Latin section 1979

Mediation Diplomas and related training

Federal Diploma in Adult Training (BFFA) 2012-2014
Attended the complete training (5 modules one of which in residency); certification in progress (
Thomas-Kilmann Instrument (TKI), OPP Education Center, Paris (France) 2013
One day training on the Conflict Mode Instrument of Messrs. Thomas et Kilmann (
Training to systemic therapy for couples, Institute for stuy of the couple and family (Institut d’études du couple et de la famille – IECF), Geneva 2012-2013
Followed the first year training under the head of Dr. Robert Neuburger ( iecf).
Coaching training, International Coaching Institute (ICI), Brussels (Belgium) 2011-2012 (
Specialised training in family mediation (FSMF), Groupement Pro-médiation (GPM), Geneva 2011-2012
Internship in co-mediation with Office familial in Fribourg (Suisse) and at CEMAFOR in Alès, France.
European Master in Mediation (MEM-MAS), Kurt Boesch Academic Institute (IUKB), Sion 2007 -2009
Master thesis on Collaborative Law & Mediation under the head of Prof. Jacques Faget ; took part to the setting up of the Permanence “Info-Médiation”.
General training in mediation (DUM), IUKB, Sion 2005-2007
Under the head of Prof. J.-P. Bonafé-Schmidt. Internships in Lyon (AMELY) and Luxembourg (Mediation Centre – Centre de médiation asbl).
Training in commercial mediation, Paris Arbitration and Mediation Centre (Centre d’arbitrage et de médiation de Paris – CMAP), France 2006
Certified training; internship in Paris. (
Training at the Training Institute for Mediation and Negociation (Institut de Formation à la Médiation et à la Négociation – IFOMENE), Paris Catholic Institute (France) 2006-2007
Under the head of Prof. Stephan Bensimon (
Training at the Center for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), London (UK) 2006
One week Fast track training in London on commercial mediation; certified training; (

Past mediation experiences

Geneva House for Mediation Association (Maison genevoise des médiations – MgeM), Geneva 2009-2012
Practice of family and workplace disputes mediation; member of the Board (2010-2012).
Geneva Association for Neighbourhood Mediation (Association genevoise de médiation de voisinage – AsMéd-GE), Geneva 2008-2012
Practice of Neighbourhood Mediation; president of the association 2011-2012
European Group of Magistrates for Mediation (Groupement européen des magistrats pour la médiation – GEMME), Swiss section 2008-2010

Associate Member. Took part on the project of Geneva Law Students on conflict management training.
Association MEDIA-SION, Sion, Wallis (Switzerland) 2007-2009
President of the mediation students/alumni association of the Kurt Boesch Academic Institute (IUKB).

Certifications and accreditations

Attorney at Law at the Geneva Bar 1983
Certified Mediator (civil/criminal) in the canton of Geneva 2008/2010
Certified Mediator in the cantons of Vaud et Fribourg 2014
Attorney at Law specialised in mediation, Swiss Federation of Lawyers (SFA) 2006
Certification in progress as mediator and counsel in mediation with the International Mediation Institute (IMI), the Netherlands
Accredited Mediator with the Swiss Federation of Mediation (FSM), 2007
Accredited Mediator with the Swiss Chamber of Commercial Mediation (CSMC) 2006
Accredited Mediator with the Center for Effective Dispute Resolution (London, UK) 2006
Accredited Mediator with the Paris Arbitration and Mediation Centre (CMAP) 2008
Accredited Family Mediator with the Swiss Association for mediation (ASM) 2013

Corporate and Commercial, Mediation

Bachelor in Law, University of Geneva, Faculty of Law 1983


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