Constantin Adi Gavrilă

International mediator and trainer

Constantin Adi Gavrilă is a full-time professional mediator, CEO, and founder of ADR Center Romania, Weinstein International Foundation’s Senior Fellow, having extensive experience since 2002 in supporting individuals, groups, companies, governments, and international organizations to resolve a wide variety of domestic and international disputes. Adi has trained more than 1000 mediators and has provided consultancy services to beneficiaries and governments from more than 20 countries to design and develop mediation programs.

Representative domestic cases include ● the Division of a regional bread factory because of a dispute between shareholders; ● a Dispute between a property developer and a constructing company; ● a Real estate multi-party case involving banking procedural and methodological updates; ● Disputes related to maintenance of medical equipment (CT scan); ● High-value case regarding determining, valuing, and dividing marital property.

Adi is also an active mediator in the development space, working with the Office of the Compliance Advisor/Ombudsman (CAO) and Independent Project Accountability Mechanism (IPAM), the IFC/MIGA (World Bank), and EBRD accountability mechanisms to facilitate dialogue processes between the bank clients and communities concerned about the environmental and social impacts of bank-financed projects. Examples of multi-party cases supported by Adi are  ● Seismic impacts and other E&S concerns of communities regarding the technology used by the oil & gas sector; ● Air quality impacts of the steel production industry; ● Risk of rockfalls and landslides related to HPP construction works; ● Community resettlement related to the expansion of mining activities; ● Impacts of public transportation projects for pedestrian accessibility.

Adi is a co-founder and general manager of Craiova Mediation Center, Romania, Advisory Council’s member of the Lord Slynn of Hadley European Law Foundation, London UK, first president of the Romanian Mediation Centers Union, vice-president of the first Mediation Council, and he served as Co-Chair of the Independent Standards Commission convened by the International Mediation Institute (IMI). Among other awards, Adi was honored with the Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) International Development Committee’s 2009 Outstanding Leadership Award for outstanding contributions to international conflict resolution. Adi received his Ph.D. from the University of Craiova with an emphasis on “Mediation and Access to Justice” and coordinates the Mediation Campus at the Law Faculty from Craiova University. Also, Adi is as associate professor at the Conflict Studies Center within the Faculty of Political, Administrative and Communication Sciences, part of Babeş-Bolyai University in Romania, where he is teaching “Developing skills in conflict resolution” and “ADR comparative systems”. More information about Adi can be found at and