Mia Forbes Pirie, Mediator & Trainer
Mia is a skilled accredited Mediator and Facilitator. Building on her unique experience in law, negotiation, science and regulation, she approaches mediation as a process in which every party should win, following the philosophy that a jointly developed compromise generally yields the best results for all. She has a reputation for achieving practical and creative solutions whilst improving relationships. Before training as a mediator, Mia practised law for over seven years in the London office of a leading global law firm. As an EU, regulatory and international trade lawyer, she advised FTSE 100 corporations on some of the largest transactions in Europe. She further worked for several years advising the UK and US Governments on the development and implementation of product environmental performance regulation and has advised industry and international organisations on the implementation of energy efficiency regulation. She also advised the US Department of Energy on the merits of using the Negotiated Procedure, a more collaborative approach for the development of regulation.
Mia is trilingual (fluent in English, French and Italian). She has worked and lived in countries such as the United States, United Kingdom, Belgium, France and Italy. Recently, Mia facilitated between different parts of the Mongolian Government supporting them in developing and agreeing on new legislation. Her interests outside her professional work include sailing, yoga, hiking, poetry and arts.
- Solicitor (non-practising)
- Accredited Mediator, (trained in both Commercial and Transformative mediation styles)
- MSc Environmental Technology, Imperial College London
- LL.M European Community Law, College of Europe, Bruges
- LL.B Law with French Law, University College London
- Telecoms Regulation in Developing Countries: Attracting Investment into the Sector: Ghana – A Case Study (joint author) – Journal of World Trade, (2005).
- The Complainant in EC Competition Law - World Competition, Law & Economics Review, (2000).
- Butterworths Competition Law Encyclopaedia – Part of the Ashurst team which updated.
- Renovation Roadmaps for Buildings, (The Policy Partners, for Eurima, joint author, 2013).
- Determination of Accurate Television Usage Profiles: A U.S. case study. Energy Efficiency, (joint author) (2013).
- Pilot Study: Measurement of Room Illuminance to Assess Automatic Brightness Control in Televisions. Berkeley, (joint author) 2012.
- Yoga & Health magazine, series “Yoga Perspectives” (2011).