The main advantages of med-arb are:
• All advantages of mediation (i.e. the "med" in med-arb) remain fully applicable;
• Ordinary mediation has a very significant disadvantage, i.e. if it fails (in other words, if it does not result in a mutually agreeable solution), the mediation attempt was a waste of time, money and energy. This important disadvantage of standard mediation can be eliminated by using med-arb;
• Med-arb guarantees that the conflict will be resolved at the end of the journey - either through an agreement as a result of mediation, or through an arbitration award if no agreement is reached (or if no agreement is reached on all aspects).
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