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Austin Kenny



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Ireland, United Kingdom
Mediation Profile
Field of expertise Business Adviser, Commercial Mediator, Accountant. Background Austin worked as an accountant in professional practice in Dublin from 1976 to 2008. He worked in a wide range of areas including • audit & forensic accounting • business advice & strategic planning • insolvency • tax planning • property consultancy Additionally he has acted as chairman to a number of companies and has particular experience in advising small to medium sized enterprises and family run businesses on strategic planning, business development and succession planning. Mediation Austin is a CEDR accredited mediator (2004) and has experience in a wide range of business disputes. He is a Council member of the Irish Commercial Mediation Association (ICMA). He is committed to the promotion of commercial mediation within the business community in Ireland as a first option in dispute resolution. Austin set up his own Commercial Mediation Practice in 2008 and works closely with legal firms and other experienced commercial mediators. He has trained alongside international mediators and continues a programme of professional development in the area of commercial mediation. He completed the study and development of skills and techniques of advanced mediation run by the faculty of MATA held in Umbria, Italy in 2008. He certified as a Conflict Management Coach (Cinnie Noble 2012) and Conflict Competent Coach (European Institute of Workplace Dynamics) 2013.
A sample of the mediation work he has been involved with is as follows:- • Dispute between property company and professional service provider over quantum of fee. Dispute range £36k to £175k. Outcome: Settled in one day. • Dispute in family business over succession Issues. Business value €5m. Outcome: Settled in 1.5 days. • Dispute between partners in construction and property development company and need to dissolve the partnership. Company value €16m. Outcome: settled 1 day & follow up. • Property Partnership dispute over division of Shareholdings and treatment of sensitive issues. Value of property €10m. Outcome: settled in 2.5 days. • Landlord/Tenant dispute over continuation of lease and future relations. Outcome: settled 1 day & follow up. • Family business dispute, sale of business between siblings. Business value €12m. Outcome: deal agreed. • Dispute between wholesaler and manufacturer over terms of a distribution agreement and stock valuations. Dispute amount €1.3m Outcome: settled after mediation. • Family business and inheritance dispute. Siblings in bitter dispute. Business value €5m Outcome: Agreement in principle, business restarted trading, deal o/s. - Mediator • Dispute between Pension Fund adviser and Fund beneficiary over advice In progress - Mediator • Debt disputes between sub-contractor and main contractor in construction industry. Amounts in dispute range €25,000 to €200,000. • Landlord & Tenant dispute over failure to complete within deadlines and ensuing trading losses Outcome: settled.
Facilitative
Commercial mediation disputes & Deal mediation in following sectors:- Family businesses Landlord & Tenant disputes General commercial Shareholders agreements Partnership Agreement Succession planning
Irish Comercial Mediation Association. Mediation Institute of Ireland.
Training and Education
CEDR 2004 CORE 2006 MATA 2008
Publications
Compliance

IMI Code of Professional Conduct MII Code of Conduct for Mediators

MII Professional Conduct Assessment Process

Royal Sun Alliance Maximum €2.5m

Contact
Austin
Kenny
Austin Kenny
00353 1 6854 144
00353 86 2548163
Co Dublin