What are your objectives?

When selecting the most appropriate dispute resolution instrument, it is important to define one's own objectives in any given conflict.

For example, possible objectives could be:

  • Continuation of an existing relationship (partners, business)
  • A customized solution
  • A quick solution
  • Avoidance of high procedural costs
  • Enforceability
  • Dissolution of an existing partnership
  • Clarification of a (legal) question
  • Fast protection from competitors (e.g. intellectual property rights)