MiKK e.V. is a non-profit organization. The bodies of the organization comprise the Board of Directors, the Board of Advisors and the General Assembly.  

The Statutes of the Association can be found here.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors consists of at least 5 members, i.e. the chairperson, the vice chairperson, the deputy chairperson and two further board members who maintain communication between MiKK e.V. and the associations of BAFM and BM.

The constitution of the Board reflects the principle of biprofessionality promoted by the MiKK e.V. model of cross-border family mediation.

Christoph C. Paul, Berlin
Lawyer and Notary,
Mediator (BAFM)

Vice Chairperson
Isabel Fernández de Castillejo y Peetsch, Leipzig
Lawyer, Cooperative Practitioner, Guardian ad litem, Mediator, Translator

Deputy Chairperson
Florencia E. Vilanova de von Oehsen
Consul General of  El Salvador, Diploma of Business Studies, Mediator

Representative member of the Board of Directors from BAFM
Volker Raddatz, Berlin
University professor, State-certified translator and interpreter, Mediator (BAFM)

Representative member from the Board of Directors of BM
Ludwig Linden, Berlin
Economist, Ambassador off duty, Mediator (BM)


There are 3 permanent members of staff and 1 freelancer: 

Head of Advisory Services
Ischtar Khalaf-Newsome
Family Lawyer (UK), Mediator

Executive Assistant
Magdalena Jańczuk
Administration and Social Science (MA), Mediator

Legal Assistant
Michael Ford
Lawyer (AU), Mediator

Freelance Designer and Consultant
Anna Bormann