The Club Español del Arbitraje created its Mediation Commission in 2010 when the Spanish legislator initiated the procedures to transpose Directive 2008/52/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 21 May 2008 on certain aspects of mediation in civil and commercial matters, which you can download here in Spanish or English. This legislative process finalised with the approval of Law 5/2012, of 6 July, on mediation in civil and commercial matters. Since its inception, the Mediation Commission of the CEA has set itself the objective of collaborating in the proper development of mediation and of working on its dissemination among economic and legal agents.
The Code of Good Practice in Mediation (Spanish, English, Portuguese and Catalan), whose text was approved by the CEA in September 2013, is the result of this dual objective. As are the activities organized by the Commission, as is the case of the various editions of the Café de la Mediación Empresarial, being held since 2013 to date.