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Is the amicable settlement process confidential?

Yes.  The parties can freely express their views during the amicable settlement procedure, since all the information disclosed during the proceedings must be treated as confidential by the other party and by the Mediator of consumption.  That information cannot in principle be disclosed during any subsequent court proceedings.

The Mediator of consumption is bound by professional secret and cannot in principle be called on to give evidence in any later court proceedings.

Each of the parties may also entrust confidential information to the Mediator of consumption alone and inform the Mediator of consumption that it must not be disclosed to the other party.  The Mediator of consumption must strictly comply with that wish.