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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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Posted by Ruxandra Gheorghe in Ask An Expert, GPC
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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Posted by Ruxandra Gheorghe in GPC, Opinion
George Lim Discusses The New Singapore Mediation Convention

George Lim Discusses The New Singapore Mediation Convention

The final drafts for a Convention on the Enforcement of Mediation Settlements and corresponding Model Law were approved at the 51st session of United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) on June 26 2018 and is to be adopted later this year. The Convention aims to secure the enforceability of settlement agreements resulting from mediation.

We interviewed George Lim, a Singapore-based international mediator who is part of the UNCITRAL Working Group, about the upcoming Convention.

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Posted by Ruxandra Gheorghe in Ask An Expert, GPC
The Singapore Mediation Convention: An Overview

The Singapore Mediation Convention: An Overview

At the 51st session of United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) on 25 June 2018, the final drafts for a Convention on the Enforcement of Mediation Settlements and the corresponding Model Law were approved. The drafts are now being referred to the Commission for adoption later this year. This is a huge step in encouraging the use of mediation on an international level, presenting it as a viable alternative to arbitration and litigation for certain disputes.

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Posted by Ruxandra Gheorghe in GPC, News
The PCA Signs Agreement To Facilitate Hearings In Florence

The PCA Signs Agreement To Facilitate Hearings In Florence

The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in the Hague will now be able to hold hearings in the Italian city of Florence, after signing a cooperation agreement with the Florence Chamber of Commerce last month. Leonardo Bassilichi, President of the Chamber of Commerce, and Hugo Siblesz, Secretary General of the PCA, attended the official signing ceremony on 29 March in Florence’s historical centre.

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Posted by Natasha Mellersh in GPC, News
Launch of The Young Lawyer’s Rule

Launch of The Young Lawyer’s Rule

The International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution (CPR), a global non-profit organization that advances dispute prevention and resolution practices, has launched the 2018 revised Non-Administered Rules for Arbitration of Domestic and International Disputes, adding a new rule that aims to increase opportunities for junior lawyers to take a more active role in arbitration hearings.

The new “Young Lawyer Rule” empowers tribunals to encourage lead counsel to share witness examination and/or legal argument with more junior attorneys. The Young Lawyer Rule has been added under Rule 12 and reads as follows:

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Posted by Ruxandra Gheorghe in GPC, News
SVAMC Publishes Tech List

SVAMC Publishes Tech List

The Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center (SVAMC) is a non-profit institution serving the global technology sector through educational programming and related activities. The center promote sefficient and effective technology dispute resolution, which includes using arbitration and mediation to resolve business disputes. Not only are they promoting efficient and effective technology dispute resolution, but they also provide information on arbitrators and mediators. Annually, SVAMC publishes a list featuring the Worlds Leading Technology Neutrals (the Tech List). This year’s Tech List was released at the end of January, naming 49 professionals based in key markets around the globe including Silicon Valley, New York, Hong Kong, Paris, Rio de Janeiro and Sydney. Continue reading →

Posted by Erica Miller in GPC, News
ADR in South Africa: A Brief Overview

ADR in South Africa: A Brief Overview

Some of the challenges that have faced many countries in Sub-Saharan Africa in the administration of justice can be attributed to the over-reliance on the courts in the resolution of all forms of disputes, even where other forms of dispute resolution would have been more appropriate. South Africa has one of the fastest developing alternative dispute resolution (ADR) systems in Africa. This can be partly credited to the numerous NGOs financed by donors who undertook ADR efforts throughout South Africa before the transition of government during apartheid. One of the most notable NGOs that facilitated ADR mechanisms, is the Independent Mediation Service of South Africa (IMSSA). Read more

Posted by Petrina Ampeire in GPC, News