| Commentary

107 Settlement negotiations

| Commentary

107 Settlement negotiations

Following the conclusion of the mini-trial, the panel may adjourn for a while or go directly into settlement negotiations. It is common for the main settlement discussions to be led by the senior executives from each party, using the neutral adviser as a mediator if necessary.

Whether or not the neutral adviser will be present throughout the negotiations, it is useful for the neutral adviser to spend a short time with the executives immediately after they retire, in order to analyse what has occurred during the proceedings and give an objective assessment on relevant issues. The neutral

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