1. UCI renews appointment of Volker Hesse

    The Union Cycliste Internationale renewed the appointment of Volker Hesse as a member of the UCI Disciplinary Commission and the UCI Arbitral Board.

  2. Volker Hesse becomes accredited mediator at the Swiss Federation of Mediation

    The Swiss Federation of Mediation (Schweizerischer Dachverband Mediation) is the head association of various mediation institutions in Switzerland ensuring  a high level of education and experience of its accredited mediators. Volker Hesse is proud to become an accredited member of the Swiss Federation of Mediation.

  3. Seminar on short-time mediation, Konstanz, Germany

    Volker Hesse participated in a two-day seminar in order to improve his skills as mediator. During the seminar a new concept of mediation was introduced – called “short-time mediation” which seems to be well suited for various disputes in sports.

    One of the advantages of mediation procedures compared to proceedures at arbitration tribunals or state courts is that mediation is usually much faster. While regular mediation proceedures require a couple of meetings  between the parties and the mediator, a new concept was designed that makes it possible that a mediation procedure is conducted in one single session. In such a “short-time mediation”, the parties meet with the mediator for a pre-defined time frame with the aim to work out a solution for their present conflict. The independant mediator helps both parties in this process without judging or making a decision. As such, the parties keep the decision-making power in their conflict which is one of the main differences to arbitration procedures. This “short-time mediation” is particuliary well suited for conflicts in which there is a big geographical distance between the parties, where the ressources of the parties are limited and where a fast solution is required for the conflict.

  4. Anti-Doping Summit in Macolin, Switzerland

    Volker Hesse will participate in a two-day “Anti-Doping Summit” in Macolin, Switzerland on 28 and 29 April 2017. The topic of this event “A Fresh Look at the Science, Legal, and Policy Aspects of Anti-Doping” will bring together specialists in the field of anti-doping with different backgrounds.

  5. Volker Hesse hold lecture at the MAS in Sport Administration

    The AISTS Master of Advanced Studies in Sport Administration and Technology (MAS in Sport Administration) is an international postgraduate programme in sports management located in Lausanne. Volker Hesse hold a lecture about legal issues in doping at the class consisting of international students.

  6. Volker Hesse appointed as Head of the of Swiss Group of the Austrian Association for Mediation

    The Austrian Association for Mediation is the biggest association for mediation in Europe with the aim to promote mediation as a tool for conflict resolution. Volker Hesse was appointed as Head of the Swiss Group of the Austrian Association for Mediation.

  7. World-Mediation Summit, Madrid

    Volker Hesse was invited as a speaker at the World-Mediation Summit which takes place from 7 to 10 June 2016 in Madrid. Volker’s presentation will cover the potential of mediation procedures in sports disputes.

  8. Appointment as arbitrator of the St. Galler Schiedsordnung

    Volker Hesse was appointed as arbitrator of the St. Galler Schiedsordnung.

  9. Volker Hesse becomes a member of “Mediation International”

    MEDIATION INTERNATIONAL is a leading mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) service provider operating throughout Spain, across Europe and internationally. It provides online mediation, international and workplace face-to-face mediation, meeting/group facilitation, as well as negotiation training.



  10. Volker Hesse appointed as member of the Swiss Chapter of the European Center for Arbitration and Mediation

    Volker Hesse has been appointed as a member of the Swiss Chapter of the European Center for Arbitration and Mediation. The Center aims to promote the culture of arbitration and mediation and to administer arbitral and mediation proceedings.

    The European Court of Arbitration administers arbitration procedures and mediation under its own rules which have the following main charactarizations:

      • mainly a sole arbitrator is appointed and
      • an award is issued within one year.

    More information on the European Court of Arbitration can be found at www.cour-europe-arbitrage.org