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Fred Schonewille

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Belgium, Netherlands
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Mediation Profile

Current positions: Partner in Schonewille & Schonewille Legal Mediation Mediator in private practice Hoefnagels Family Mediation Background: Fred used to be a civil law notary, a member of the Dutch parliament and a university teacher/researcher (Utrecht University, The Netherlands) Fred is a frequently invited speaker and the author of several publications.

Mediation advocacy experience in several family cases (inheritance, divorce mediation and premarital mediation). Is frequently asked to represent a party in negotiations because of his mediation attitude.

Professional, dedicated and realistic style; firm on substance while building and maintaining rapport with the other party and their counsel, as well as the mediator. Flexible and interest-focused.

Family cases: inheritance, divorce, premarital mediation and family business cases

Depending on the complexity of the case like the amount of parties involved and financial value, hourly fees range from € 175 to €350,- (ex VAT).

ACB certified Legal Family Mediator Registered Mediator MfN Pepperdine University, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution (Mediating the litigated case) Member VVFM (Vereniging van Forensisch Mediators) Member VMSN

Training and Education

Basisopleiding Mediation (Hans van der Hoeven en Hans Loots), 1997 Echtscheidingsmediation (Lime Tree, 1999) Masterclass Mediation prof. G.P. Hoefnagels (2002 - 2004) Forensische Mediation (Hoefnagels en Van Leuven, 2004) Intercultural Dispute Resolution (Straus Institute, Pepperdine University Malibu, 2011) Nalatenschapsmediation (Stichting Nalatenschapsmediation, 2013) Mediating the Litigated Case (Straus Institute, Pepperdine University Malibu, 2014)

Utrecht University: Mediation in the Dutch Legal Practice and Minor Mediation Schonewille & Schonewille: Legal Mediation and other courses Hoefnagels Family Mediation: Divorce Mediation Stichting Nalatenschapsmediation: specialisatieopleiding nalatenschapsmediation Stichting Prenups: Premarital Mediation Docent cursussen en trainingen over mediation, relatievermogensrecht, erfrecht en notariële ethiek voor onder andere SDU, Kluwer, de KNB en de VMSN


The Variegated Landscape of Mediation. A comparative study of mediation regulation and practices in Europe and the World (2014) Several articles and contributions to books (http://schonewille-schonewille.com/data/files/Publicatielijst%20fred%20schonewille.pdf)


ACB Mediation Rules and ACB Code of Conduct.

ACB foundation and STM (Stichting Tuchtrechtspraak Mediators).

Yes. Insurance company is HDI-Gerling (details to be provided).

Fred Schonewille
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