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Concerns on the New Singapore Convention

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Concerns on the New Singapore Convention

The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) has announced agreement on a “United Nations Agreement on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation.”  Informally named the “Singapore Convention,” the instrument has been hailed as a long-sought mechanism to give cross-border disputants the confidence that, if they engage in mediation...

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Mediation Summit in Changsha, China

International|Mediation

Mediation Summit in Changsha, China

The China Council for Promotion of International Trade (CPPIT) in conjunction with its Hunan Province Sub-Council convened a dynamic Mediation Summit in Changcha, China, on 12-13 September 2018. The first panel discussed implications of the Belt/Road Initiative, announced five years ago. GAO Xiaoli, Deputy Chief Judge of the Civil Tribunal of the...

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Mediation Settlement Enforcement Protocol Approved

International|Mediation

Mediation Settlement Enforcement Protocol Approved

Deborah Masucci, Chair of the International Mediation Institute, advises: "Yesterday [25 June 2018],during the 51st Session of UNCITRAL, the final drafts were finalized for a Convention on the Enforcement of Mediation Settlements and a Model Law for the same.  The drafts are being referred to the Commission for adoption later this...

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Singapore: The Hub of International Commercial Dispute Resolution

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Singapore: The Hub of International Commercial Dispute Resolution

The Union Internationale des Avocats held its 24th World Forum of Mediation Centres in Singapore on October 13-14.  In addition to the usual high level of discourse and the unparalleled opportunity to meet new friends and keep the old, this particular Forum offered the additional opportunity to reassess the extraordinary...

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Market Disruption, Anyone?

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Market Disruption, Anyone?

You can read all kinds of Richard Susskind books about disruption in the legal markets, but sometimes, like St. Thomas, you gotta see it to believe it. Recently I attended a Mediation Summit in Hangzhou, China, and with some other American colleagues I was given a tour of the West Lake...

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Interesting China Conference

International|Mediation

Interesting China Conference

Colleagues at both the CCPIT Mediation Centers and the newly-minted Mainland-Hong Kong Joint Mediation Center have extended invitations to what promises to be a fascinating conference on 18-19 September in the beautiful city of Hangzhou. The invitation is a broad one and I encourage those interested to contact the link provided...

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More Leadership, Just in Time

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More Leadership, Just in Time

From the New York Times, Wednesday July 12, 2017, quoting a spokesperson for the American Secretary of State who made the following distinction with respect to the Secretary’s efforts concerning Qatar: Mr. Hammond said that Mr. Tillerson was maintaining his distance and not trying to act as a mediator.  “No, a mediator...

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