1. The Mediator shall be a neutral mediator who shall assist the parties in reaching their own agreement. The Mediator will not make a decision with respect to the parties on how the case should or should be resolved. (6) While all parties intend to continue mediation until an agreement is reached, it is considered that either party may at any time resign from mediation. 9. The parties will have lawyers present at the mediation. At no time will the Mediator provide legal representation or legal advice to any party and is not required to assert or protect the legal rights and obligations of a party, to address issues that have not been raised by the parties themselves, or to determine who should participate in the mediation. (i) the person has signed the mediation agreement; (ii) the information is otherwise made public; or (iii) the person to whom the information is disclosed is legal or financial advisor to a Party to this Agreement.12 This agreement may be executed in return. 7. If the Mediator finds that it is not practicable or appropriate to continue the mediation, the Mediator may terminate the proceedings after notifying the parties of his unilateral decision on the matter.
10. When an agreement is reached, the parties or their counsel shall prepare all settlement documents or minutes of settlement and all disclosures. (c) Any person who signs this document, whether or not he or she is a party to the dispute, agrees to be bound by the confidentiality provisions of this Agreement. Any person who signs on behalf of a company declares that he has the power to bind the company to the confidentiality rules contained in this agreement. . . .