Jean-Marc Goossens is a business attorney specializing for more than 25 years in international mediation and international investments.
Attorney Jean-Marc Goossens is a member of the Bar of Brussels, the capital of Europe. His international clients are mainly from Europe and Asia. Mr. Goossens has offices in Brussels and Beijing, but he can also travel to meet clients in their home countries.
Attorney Jean-Marc Goossens is a renowned international mediator using his extensive cross-cultural experience (Europe / USA / Asia). Cultural miscommunication can compound and exacerbate the disagreements faced in an international commercial context.
Having traveled, worked and lived in various cultures around the world, Mr Goossens is able to successfully and sensitively guide discussions between parties with different cultural backgrounds. His goal is to facilitate the structuring of a resolution so that it will be understood within the framework of the cultures of the parties.
As an international lawyer with years of experience, he can understand the legal issues involved in these types of negotiations. Attorney Goossens helps the parties think “outside of the box” for possible solutions, broadening the range of possible solutions.
Mediation is a negotiation facilitated by a trusted neutral person.The role of the mediator is to help those involved sort out their issues and arrive at a consensus. That might involve finalizing an agreement, resolving a dispute, developing effective communications, building or improving relationships. It is a confidential process where what was discussed or agreed in private is not disclosed to others without everyone’s agreement.
The benefits of mediation include:
While a mediator may charge a fee comparable to that of an attorney, the mediation process generally takes much less time than moving a case through standard legal channels. Taking less time means expending less money on hourly fees and costs.
While court hearings are public, mediation remains strictly confidential. No one but the parties to the dispute and the mediator or mediators know what happened.
Mediation increases the control the parties have over the resolution. In a court case, the parties obtain a resolution, but control resides with the judge or jury. Mediation is more likely to produce a result that is mutually agreeable for the parties.
Because the result is attained by the parties working together and is mutually agreeable, compliance with the mediated agreement is usually high. This further reduces costs, because the parties do not have to employ an attorney to force compliance with the agreement. The mediated agreement is, however, fully enforceable in a court of law.
- As a first step,
Mr. Goossens prepares an international financial, legal, and tax plan that is customized based on each client’s specific situation.
- In a second step,
Mr. Goossens refers the client to local specialists (specialized local attorneys, real estate agents, accountants, bankers) in order to implement the project.
- In a third step,
Mr. Goossens oversees the project’s implementation and continues to work closely with the clients as their preferential contact.
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