In the April Mediation Breakfast Seminar titled “The Stages of Mediation”, Dr. Maged Ackad, Founder of Ackad Law Office, CEDR Accredited Mediator and Mediation trainer, analyzed the smooth complementarity among the different phases of mediation. After explaining the different types of the mediation agreement, Dr. Ackad categorized the stages of the process into three basic ones; the preparation stage, the investigation stage and the negotiation stage. All three stages reveal a high level of interaction between the mediator and parties. At the end of the lecture, there was a guiding comparison between post-procedures process in two juxtaposed cases; the success and the failure of mediation. The seminar closed by a lively debate that revealed the increasing interest in mediation. Attendees represented holding companies, general authorities, schools of law, private law firms, Arab Investment companies and construction consultancy firms.