Mr Nicolas Fournier

Mr Nicolas Fournier

CEDR accredited - CMC registered France
Membership Status: Mediator

Results and Memberships

Total Mediations Undertaken: 0 Member Level: Junior Mediator Member Type: Non-exclusive Member


General Information

General Information
Seasoned Commercial Mediator, previously senior executive in several manufacturing industries with 25 years experience, extensive practice in settling domestic and international disputes.
Fluent in English and French, and comfortable in Mandarin and Spanish

Resolving Disputes Including:

  • Partnership Disputes, Company and Shareholder Disputes (Including SPA disputes, Exit Negotiation, Minority and Family & Friends).
  • Construction and engineering disputes.
  • Easements and Rights of Way.
  • Landlord and Tenant.
  • Neighbour Disputes.
  • Leases, Parking spaces, Freehold, Pets, Noise, Wood floors, Shared Drives, Damp and all to do with flats, houses, Lock ups.
  • Maritime Disputes
  • Cultural Differences
  • Interreligious Disputes, Faithful Disputes

5 Reasons to Appoint Nicolas Fournier as your Mediator:

  1. Established Mediator with accreditation and experience on both sides of the Channel. 
  2. Equally at ease in English and French, but also speaks Mandarin and Spanish.
  3. Mediates extensively and offers Cost Effective Solutions from £500. Down-to-earth, realist and user-friendly 
  4. Can determine or evaluate quickly and cheaply most disputes as evaluative Mediator if all party's agree (we have a separate contract for this service)
  5. Substantial experience as a long standing senior executive - used to managing conflict with an in depth knowledge of business, not just legally but practically.

A Word from Nicolas:
Cultural dimensions often make disputes much more complex. My experience as a negotiator and a mediator help parties to untangle issues. I practise both facilitative and evaluative mediation and can deliver this service quickly and cost effectively"
Professional History

  • 25-year career as CEO / Managing Director in listed international industrial companies (Lafarge, Lapeyre, Aggreko),
  • multicultural, multi-ethnic worlds, integrating and balancing the interests of multiple stakeholders in the business world.
  • experience of mentoring people from many different countries and cultures, both in his capacity as a business leader, but also through volunteering work with organisations including Lambeth Palace and ATD Fourth World.
  • Lived in China for ten years and worked in Asia (China, Korea, Japan, Philippines, Vietnam, India, Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, Indonesia), lived for eight years in the UK and worked for six years in Central & Eastern Europe (Poland, Ukraine, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Czech Rep, Slovakia, Austria, Germany, Serbia, Romania, Moldova, Hungary, Slovenia, Serbia, Croatia).??Actively led or participated in commercial and legal negotiations of various kinds (commercial contracts, merger & acquisition protocols, conflicting episodes between shareholders, litigation and conflict management), he has developed an approach to find solutions both sustainable and respectful of the disputing parties, through empathy, active listening and positive energy.

Feedback Responses :
• “Nicolas has a natural confidence in the role of the mediator. He comes across as calm, comfortable and alert. This assured and open manner enables him to relax into the role, putting the parties at ease in the process. He establishes authority in a quiet but clear manner and carefully uses language to influence the parties and the mediation process.”

• “Nicolas maintained a calm exterior even when one party became escalated. After offering the party space for catharsis, he shared some possibilities for next process steps drawing on wider mediation experience and awareness which emphasised his authority as mediator.”

• “All parties were comfortable in the process and in many respects this was due to Nicolas’ own confidence in the process and in the role of mediator. His choice of language emphasised his neutrality and the parties seemed to feel like they were in safe hands and participating in productive conversations. “
• “Nicolas has a real knack for imaginative thinking; sees the big picture yet pragmatic enough to develop strategies for tangible achievements. Very creative and prone to develop innovative solutions to problems; able to think out of the box; good at giving perspective.”
• “High level of emotional intelligence, good capability to adjust himself. Humour. Culturally aware; can adjust to different regions of the world, particularly Asia and Central Europe. Good situational intelligence, adaptable. “



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  • Insurance Provider Oxygen
  • Certificate Status Certificate on file
  • Expiry Date 3 October 2020
  • Level of Cover 3000000

CPD & Training

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  • Mediation Training Provider CEDR
  • Date Qualified as Mediator 29 January 2019
  • Training Certificate Download PDF

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