ENE is a non-binding informal process that can be done as document-based or through hearings. The third-party neutral examines the evidence, listens to the parties’ positions, and then gives them his/her reasoned evaluation of the prospects of each side and the merits of the case. This will allow the parties to view the case from the other’s perspective, understand their legal positions, and provide them with a valuable incentive to reach an agreement far from litigation.
It is particularly appropriate in cases where:
ENE doesn’t result in a final decision. It is rather an evaluation process whereby any disclosed material cannot later be used as evidence in court without agreement. It is used as a gatekeeper to other dispute resolution processes, allowing parties to explore all appropriate forum options after a dispute has arisen without restricting them to inappropriate options in advance.
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