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. He works with businesses, government organisations and NGOs, of any size, to resolve complex situations: these include critical cases, social conflict, commercial negotiation, diplomatic relations or patient-physician relations (where, for example, a patient refuses to comply with their treatment). In 2013, he founded the Negotiator Agency (ADN Group) and the PACIFICAT Network with his associate, Laurent Combalbert. Shortly after this became the first worldwide network of professional negotiators. Marwan Mery is the author of several successful publications and a lecturer at HEC, Paris. He is also the chairman and chief-instructor of HCNIA, Hostage and Crisis Negotiation International Academy, an academy that trains and raises awareness in elite units around the world for a peaceful solution, to critical situations, through negotiation.
Laurent Combalbert is a professional negotiator. After graduating from the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Officiers de Police and the National Academy of the FBI he began his career working as an officer for the Protection and Intervention Branch. He then joined the RAID, an elite unit of the National Police, to participate in the creation of the first crisis negotiation team. While working for this unit he dealt with hundreds of critical cases and trained many negotiators in the police all around the world. In 2013, he founded the Negotiator Agency (ADN Group) and the PACIFICAT Network with his associate, Marwan Mery. Shortly after this became the first worldwide network of professional negotiators. Laurent Combalbert is the author of several successful publications and is a lecturer at HEC-Paris. He works with business and government organisations, of any size, to accompany them in the resolution of their complex negotiations and critical situations.
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.