Hague Mediation is lead by Mary Damianakis, a world leading professional mediator accredited by the International Mediation Institute and by Quebec, Canada.
Mary commenced her career in the field of mediation in 1985 and branched from labor unions to international family disputes. Mary Damianakis specializes in The Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction mediation, and her work extends to international family disputes, religious divorces, cultural conflicts, banking/human resource disputes and workplace conflicts.
She has lived and worked in several countries and moved to Quebec from Liechtenstein. Her experience in multiple cultures brings a unique sensitivity and awareness to the subtleties of parties’ underlying needs and values.
Mary Damianakis became exposed to the significance of the Hague Convention Treaty while residing in Liechtenstein twenty years ago. This experience, contributed to her interest in cross border negotiations and mediation.
Mary Damianakis is multi-lingual and familiar with different cultures, jurisdictions and customs which enables her to effectively mediate complex international cases. Furthermore, and of great interest both on a personal and professional level, is the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction. Mary Damianakis has been working with The Hague Convention mediation for many years. She has experience with several non- Hague mediation cases.
Mary Damianakis serves on the, executive board member of Family Mediation Canada, IMI certified, AMFQ board, and a long time member of ACR (AFM-SPDR) International, Family ,Commercial sections, Mediators Beyond Borders, and a member of the Dispute Resolution Committee of the ABA. She is involved in several professional organizations and is dedicated to the advancement and promotion of mediation- locally and globally. She is interested in promoting mediation with the Central Authorities and hopes to expand Cross Border Mediation, non- profit, and profit, as a viable alternative.
Mary guest lectures at laws schools, and teaches about the Hague Convention of 25 October 1980 on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction and mediation.