We are specialist consultants and experts in
Inter-Cultural Mediation. Our mission is to empower small and medium-sized enterprises to overcome international disputes.
We provide customized advice with hands-on support to swiftly resolve conflicts and prevent costly deadlocks, while steering clear of potentially crippling legal battles.
As your advocates, we are dedicated to rebuilding trust and opening lines of communication to ensure a swift and effective return to business.
Our approach is grounded in direct, action-driven strategies that safeguard your operations and foster lasting partnerships across borders.
We act as your personal ambassador, skillfully addressing issues and concerns with any counterpart — be they customers, partners, suppliers, agents, or representatives.
A Globalised World
We operate in a globalised world of continual commercial exchanges and human interactions with ever-increasing interconnectedness.
The growing interdependence on foreign markets has become inescapable when looking to prosper in a world of escalating competition, whether selling goods and services, obtaining raw materials, accessing manufacturing facilities, or the latest technology.
For SMIs/SMEs, resolving disputes or conflicts in a foreign context is especially challenging. Unlike larger companies, they often lack the extensive financial resources needed to access high-profile mediation services.
Attempting an in-house solution is often arduous, complex, and taxing in terms of time and resources, frequently resulting in suboptimal compromises.
At AIC, we understand that progress with international counterparts is unattainable without a deep appreciation for cultural intricacies.
Effective communication is less about the words we express and more about the understanding the listener takes away from the conversation.
Our mediators and negotiators benefit from years of worldwide
executive management experience, in diverse businesses and economic sectors.
Their qualifications and expertise are the results of more than 20 years of operational practice and exposure to foreign customs.
Multilingual and, what is more, very competent performing in multi-cultural contexts, they will help you avoid the multiple cultural pitfalls, making sure your message gets across accurately.
At AIC, we are constantly wary of differing expectations as to how talks should be conducted, conditions frequently responsible for irreconcilable differences.
Types of cases:
Conflict resolution, harmonisation in M&A integration processes
Cultural alignment between parent company and subsidiary
Operational coordination between foreign subsidiaries
Change management implementation
Conciliation in the event of conflicts of interest
Inter-Cultural familiarisation programmes
We are here to help as promptly as possible.
Videoconferencing offers a convivial way to make contact. In complete discretion, you are offered an opportunity to safely confide your problem.
neutralise swiftly tensions between the parties involved
identify the source of dysfunctions
relate and share each other’s concerns
agree on the fundamentals
reach a common agreement
adapt Culture to fit strategy
set up a monitoring body
Our Special Emphasis
To take advantage of cultural differences, by identifying complementarities, so as to create Inter-Cultural added value, for a result that is greater than the sum of the parts.
Why choose AIC
You are guaranteed an experienced, reliable, and affordable service.
Our initial aim is to ensure your intermediaries have grasped the nature and the extent of your concerns.
Most international negotiations are conducted in Business-English:
One Language, Many Cultures!
Both sides meet with a fixed mindset, shaped by their own national business culture, and are often lulled into a false sense of security while speaking the same language.
Transacting with foreign companies implies knowing how to adjust the style of negotiation in accordance with cultural idiosyncrasies. At AIC, we are fully conversant with the subtleties and nuances inherent to differing operating practices, and experienced in delivering business strategy alignment.
Peter Drucker consistently reiterated: “Culture eats Strategy for breakfast”, underlining that, with all the goodwill in the world, one cannot make strategy happen until intercultural differences have been reconciled.
Are you encountering setbacks or obstructions with your international counterparts?
Are these problems occasional and in need of speedy intervention?
Entrust your case to experienced mediators in total discretion.
We are your personal ambassador.