Improving service delivery in healthcare

Posted by simc on 4 December, 2018

The growth of medical litigation worldwide has increased healthcare costs and is becoming one of the leading causes of young doctors leaving the profession. Some drivers of this trend in China and Singapore include a more well-read population and greater access to legal advice. More complex illnesses, aging populations, and

Singapore Case Note: What happens when a party to an MSA has a change of heart?

Posted by simc on 9 November, 2018

By Nadja Alexander and Shou Yu Chong (Singapore International Dispute Resolution Academy). This article was first published on Kluwer Mediation Blog. Republished with permission. Nadja Alexander is a SIMC Mediator Hot off the press, the case of Chan Gek Yong v Violet Netto (practising as L F Violet Netto) and

Getting Into Gear: The Japan International Mediation Centre – Kyoto

Posted by simc on 10 October, 2018

James Claxton (Kobe University) and Luke Nottage (University of Sydney Law School & Japanese Law Links Pty Ltd). This article was first published on Kluwer Mediation Blog. Republished with permission.  Professor James Claxton is a SIMC Specialist Mediator (Japan). These are heady days in international mediation circles. A panel discussion

The 2018 International Mediation Summit: Curating the Asian voice on mediation

Posted by simc on 2 October, 2018

Nearly 400 legal professionals and business representatives from around the world were present at the International Mediation Summit in Changsha, held on September 12-13, 2018. The annual event, hosted by the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), promotes the use of commercial mediation through global exchange and

Vietnam Series: Four Key Features of the Commercial Mediation Framework

Posted by simc on 18 September, 2018

By Professor Nadja Alexander. This article was first published on the Kluwer Mediation Blog. Reproduced with permission.  In the first few months of this year I found myself returning to Vietnam a number of times thanks to Vietnamese initiatives in commercial mediation. Most recently I was involved in workshops hosted by the

Engaging China in the international mediation scene

Posted by simc on 2 September, 2018

An elevator pitch for the Zhejiang provincial government, a presentation for members of the China Enterprise Association and the same for delegations from Hainan, Shenzhen and Guangdong province. We also shared our work with China’s Chief Justice Zhou Qiang and Prosecutor General Zhang Jun. Oh, August was an exciting month.

Two for the Road: China’s International Commercial Courts

Posted by simc on 17 August, 2018

The Supreme People’s Court of China in June launched two specialist courts for commercial disputes arising from projects along the Belt and Road Initiative. We highlight some of the issues that have come up in the last one month. First things first, the facts: The China International Commercial Courts (CICC)

The Rise of Mega Mediations #2

Posted by simc on 13 August, 2018

By Geoff Sharp. This article was first published on the Kluwer Mediation Blog. Reproduced with permission. So many moving parts – the people, the paper, the posturing –  like a long haul plane sitting on the tarmac, how do these huge mediations ever get off the ground? Well, they are surprisingly

The Rise of Co Mediation in Mega Mediations

Posted by simc on 8 August, 2018

By Geoff Sharp With the rise of the mega case – often funded class actions – a unique challenge for mediation is emerging. It is just as Danny McFadden says in his recent post on China’s modern-day silk road initiative Big Projects, Big Disputes – Bring in the Mediators; “mediation

The Singapore Convention: A milestone in mediation

Posted by simc on 25 July, 2018

Mediated settlements could soon be enforced internationally, following the adoption of UNCITRAL’s Convention on the Enforcement of Mediation Settlements and corresponding Model Law. We highlight some of the conversations that have been stirring in the last one month. The 2019 Singapore Convention could be for mediation what the 1958 New