A unique agency
ADN Group is an agency of professional negotiators, founded and directed by Laurent Combalbert and Marwan Mery. The two travel worldwide undertaking dozens of critical, social, commercial and diplomatic negotiations yearly. They apply their expertise daily on behalf of business and government agencies in France and worldwide.
Every year renowned negotiators, Laurent Combalbert and Marwan Mery conduct, assist, and supervise over a hundred complex negotiations, around the world. These include critical, social, diplomatic, commercial or patient-physician related negotiations. Laurent Combalbert and Marwan Mery are international lecturers, counsellors, trainers, and the authors of numerous publications. They make regular appearances in the media (CNN, BFM TV, France 5, LCI, D8, France 2, France Inter, Europe 1, Radio Canada, Le Point, Les échos, Management…). The French/American television series, Ransom (2017), which follows the life of a crisis mediator, is based directly on their experience.
Marwan Mery is a professional negotiator, specialised in lie detection. As one of the founders and directors of ADN Group, he resolves complex situations around the world. These include critical situations (extortion, illegal confinement, suicide attempts, trials, etc.), social conflict, commercial or financial negotiations with high stakes, diplomatic relations or assistance with patient/physician relations (for example when a patient refuses to comply with their treatment). After graduating from the Sorbonne, Marwan Mery, began his career working for multinational companies where he held the position of negotiator and managed negotiation teams. He has collaborated with casinos and game circles all around the world to uncover professional cheats. His publications and research in behaviour analysis and lie detection are widely used by government organisations and businesses alike.
Laurent Combalbert is a professional negotiator, specialised in crisis management. As one of the founders and directors of ADN Group, he resolves complex situations around the world. These include critical situations (kidnappings & ransom, extortion, illegal confinement, intent to harm etc.), social conflict, commercial or financial negotiations with high stakes, diplomatic relations or assistance with therapeutic appointments (for example when a patient refuses to comply with their treatment). A graduate from l’Ecole Supérieure des Officiers and from the National Academy of the FBI, Laurent Combalbert began his career as a commanding officer in the Defence and Intervention department. He later joined the RAID, a prestigious branch of the national police, as a crisis negotiator, where he dealt with hundreds of critical cases (hostage situations, extremists, collective entrenchment, etc). He then joined a multinational company as managing director to coordinate and organise crisis management.
Acting worldwide, ADN Group’s experts place their skills at the service of their clients to achieve assistance missions, training and conferences for companies and governments facing complex negotiations or mediations.
Welcome to Negotiators, a podcast by ADN Group to tune in to whether you are a negotiator or not.
Each episode hands the mike over to the professional negotiators, Marwan Mery and Laurent Combalbert, so they can share their experience in negotiation. Discover what happens backstage thanks to the negotiators candid accounts: their emotions, their hopes, what really keeps them going and makes them always ready to want to start negotiating again.