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The Singapore Convention: A First Look

The Singapore Convention: A First Look

Deborah Masucci and M. Salman Ravala reflect on the new Singapore Convention for the fall 2018 issue of NYSBA New York Dispute Resolution Lawyer.

On 25th June, 2018, at its 51st session, the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), the U.N.’s core legal body in the field of international trade law, approved by consensus of its member States a “Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation.” It will be commonly referred to as the “Singapore Convention” upon adoption by the United Nations General Assembly and ratification by at least three member States. The official signing ceremony for the Singapore Convention is expected to be in late 2019.

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Spotlight On India: Mediation Reform And The Big Implementation Problem

Spotlight On India: Mediation Reform And The Big Implementation Problem

The mediation movement in India has had strong supporters who have tirelessly worked on setting up court-annexed centres and starting the conversation on mediation for over two decades now. India, today, has accelerated reform in the commercial dispute resolution space starting with the arbitration ordinance, bankruptcy laws on specialised tribunals and now the Commercial Courts (Amendment) Ordinance, 2018 (‘CCA’) which introduces ‘pre-institution mediation’. Continue reading →

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Mediation and Conciliation in UAE

Mediation and Conciliation in UAE

Originally published on Mediate.com, August 2018. 

Mediation is a non-judicial means of dispute resolution, and it has become very prevalent because of the disadvantages or limitations faced in litigation. Mediation or conciliation has been in UAE for centuries as it has helped resolve disputes cheaply, efficiently and expediently. Sulh or amicable settlement has a long history within Arab and Islamic societies and has its roots in pre-Islamic Arabia. Sulh is the preferred result and process in any form of dispute resolution.

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Ask An Expert, CDRC 2018 Edition: Lisa El Imshati

Ask An Expert, CDRC 2018 Edition: Lisa El Imshati

When did you first hear about the CDRC event?

The first time I heard about the CDRC was when I participated at the ICC. I had joined as a member of my university’s elective course of mediation to represent the University of Vienna in Paris. ICC was one of the best experiences and I wanted to help provide this unique feeling to those at CDRC. I was given the opportunity to be a CDRC volunteer and it was one of the best weeks of my life.

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Ask An Expert, CDRC 2018 Edition: Aled Davies

Ask An Expert, CDRC 2018 Edition: Aled Davies

What is your background, how did you get into the field?

I came into mediation via an unconventional route. As a commercial diver and budding entrepreneur I started a diamond mining company in Southern Africa but the transition from mining to mediation happened by chance when a good friend recommended I join a mediation training course in Cape Town before heading up into conflict-ridden regions of Africa. Like most who stumble into mediation, I experienced that Ah-ha moment that stayed with me throughout my time in Angola and sparked my interest in mediation when I returned to London.

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Ask An Expert, CDRC 2018 Edition: Jes Lothman

Ask An Expert, CDRC 2018 Edition: Jes Lothman

When did you first become interested in mediation?

We mediate every day—formally and informally. I have been mediating informally between divorced parents since I was young and I think this laid a foundation for my formal interests throughout the course of my education. In grade school, I volunteered to be a peer mediator and participated in my first mediation training. I can still recall early lessons on how to remain neutral. Later, during law school, I decided to pursue a certificate in ADR. I committed to studying these processes because I believe they can be more effective and efficient than using an adversarial legal system and can foster healthier relationships after a dispute.

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Autonomy Of The Parties And The Mediation Convention

Autonomy Of The Parties And The Mediation Convention

The United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation (hereinafter “the Mediation Convention”) and the Model Law on International Commercial Mediation and International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation (hereinafter “the Model Law”), which was concluded by UNCITRAL at the beginning of July 2018, are two valuable developments for the international commercial mediation field.

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