MiKK e.V. is a non-profit organisation. The bodies of this organisation comprise of the Board of Directors, the Board of Advisors and the General Assemby. The statues of the association can be found here.


Ischtar Khalaf-Newsome
Co-CEO & Head of Advisory Services
Family Lawyer (England & Wales), Mediator

Magdalena Jańczuk (on parental leave)
Administration and Social Sciences (M.A.), Mediator

Catharina Laverty
Advice Worker and Fundraiser 
Translation and Interpreting (M.A.), Mediator, Supervisor

Patrick Fuhrmann
Executive Assistant
Mediamanagement (B.A.)

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.


Isabel Fernández de Castillejo y Peetsch, Leipzig
Lawyer, Cooperative Practioner, Guardian ad Litem, Mediator, Translator

Vice Chair

Christian von Baumbach, Berlin
Mediator, Japanologist

Deputy Chair

Swetlana von Bismarck, Berlin
Lawyer, Guardian ad Litem, Mediator (BAFM)

Volker Raddatz, Berlin
University Professor, State-certified Translator and Interpreter, Mediator (BAFM)

Ludwig Linden, Berlin
Economist, Ambassador off duty, Mediator (BM)

Dagmar Lägler, Heilbronn
Mediator (BAFM and BM®), Spokesperson for BAFM

Anna Royon-Weigelt, Berlin
Juristin, Soziologin, Vorstand BM®

Patron of MiKK

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


As founder and sponsor of MiKK for many years Christoph C. Paul was appointed as its inaugral patron. Christoph C. Paul was awarded the Cross of Merit on the Ribbon of the Federal Republic of Germany for his voluntary commitment to the implementation of mediation in international conflicts involving children.