The Institute for Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution (IADR) is a non-profit organization which was established in 2014 by its main Partners the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ACCI) and the Union of Hellenic Chambers (UHC), along with distinguished personalities, such as its President Mr. Constantine Michalos, President of the ACCI and the UHC as well as Deputy President of the “EUROCHAMBRES”, prominent Professors of Law from all three Greek Law Schools as well as outstanding legal practitioners.
The IADR is set up at aiming to promote the alternative dispute resolution practice through the full information and encouragement of citizens, businesses, public and private actors, so as they to understand the impact of arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution methods such as Mediation and Negotiation, in order to adopt them as productive and alternative ways of rapidly resolving all kinds of disputes.
As of September 2016, IADR’s strategic partner is the Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, and we are proud that we are able to offer in Greece and Cyprus the world’s leading 30-year Harvard negotiation program designed in collaboration with MIT and Tufts, for the first time in Europe.
The ability to negotiate constitutes a cornerstone of entrepreneurship. With this in mind, IADR, within the framework of its corporate social responsibility and aiming at enhancing vigorous entrepreneurship, will be pleased to assist in the efforts of the Hellenic Entrepreneurship Award by supporting the winners of the Award, and in particular by offering them the opportunity to cultivate art, learn the negotiations’ technique and the importance of alternative dispute resolution methods.