James MacPherson

James MacPherson

James MacPherson is a leading International ADR Specialist with over twenty years’ experience within public and private sectors as a Neutral (Mediator, Facilitator and Arbitrator), ADR Trainer, Advisor and Systems Designer. 

He served as Board Member of the International Mediation Institute (The Hague) and is affiliated with and active on domestic and international rosters of ADR providers around the world.  Currently, serving on the inaugural Board of Oman ADR Centre (OAC). 

Specializing in conflict management and resolution for corporate and governmental organizations, including designing and directing international, multilingual arbitration and mediation programs, James was retained as Special Counsel & Project Leader establishing the first international Saudi ADR center (SCCA). He was Co-Founder and inaugural CEO of the Bahrain Chamber for Dispute Resolution (BCDR-AAA). 

He advises businesses and government agencies in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America on ADR systems design and training as well as legislative policy.  

He has enjoyed designing and delivering ADR training in Bahrain, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, Jordan, Kuwait, Maldives, Morocco, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sri Lanka, Syria, UAE, UK and USA.

A successful bilingual (English and French), dual national (Canada and US) mediator, James works to resolve matters ranging from commercial, insurance, construction, employment, financial and IP/Tech, to indigenous disputes and organizational conflict.




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Articles and Video:

Mediation Works for Family-Run Enterprises (01/10/14)
In the Arab World, family firms make up 85 per cent of the region's non-oil GDP. While many are small to medium-sized enterprises - the cornerstone of any successful economy - the success of the GCC economies, coupled with the enterprising minds of business leaders during the region's boom years mean that a significant number of these organisations have become multinational and highly diversified businesses.

How to be an Effective Advocate for Your Agency During Mediation (06/24/02)
This article provides an overview of the mediation process, in particular EEO mediations. We also share a checklist of items to think about that will prepare you for your mediation session – along with some tips that will improve your effectiveness as an advocate for your agency during the actual mediation process.