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Mediation as a means for international commercial conflict resolution

Posted by Henneke Brink on 14 March, 2017

Arbitration and Mediation – Two Mutually Exclusive Worlds?

Posted by Aloysius Goh and Shawn Low on 5 October, 2016

Mediation and arbitration have historically been described by practitioners and academics under the same category of “alternative dispute resolution (ADR)”. However, beyond their similarities as confidential and party-controlled alternatives to public litigation, there are sharp contrasts in the nature of each ADR process. It is not unusual that lawyers and

Arb-Med-Arb: The Future of Dispute Resolution?

Posted by Wei Ming Tan, Singapore International Arbitration Blog on 25 May, 2016

What is Arb-Med-Arb? Preserving relationships and maintaining confidentiality during a dispute has increasingly become a priority for savvy commercial parties. Parties are therefore constantly exploring fresh avenues of Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR“) in order to minimise legal costs, preserve commercial relationships andachieve an expeditious resolution. The Singapore International Arbitration Centre

Mediation across Borders

Posted by Eunice Chua/Jolene Goh on 13 May, 2016

by Eunice Chua and Jolene Goh* for Mochtar Karuwin Komar Newsletter April 2016 (download here) *At the time of writing Eunice is Deputy CEO of the Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC) and Jolene is Senior Business Development Executive of SIMC. A Fictional Example of a Cross-Border Dispute Mr L is

Mediation: concord from discord (A perspective on mediation in Indonesia)

Posted by Made Barata, SH, Bobby Manurung, SH, and Arkie Tumbelaka, SH of Mochtar Karuwin Komar on 20 April, 2016

Made Barata, S.H. with assistance from Bobby Manurung, S.H. and Arkie Tumbelaka, S.H. of Mochtar Karuwin Komar gives an overview of mediation and tells why he believes that going forward, this avenue will become more popular. Mediation has been in the spotlight recently, as authorities strive to streamline adjudication to

Herbert Smith Freehills ADR in Asia Pacific Guide – Spotlight on Singapore

Posted by Herbert Smith Freehills LLP on 16 February, 2016

On 16 February 2016, the Singapore office of Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) officially launched the second edition of its “ADR in Asia Pacific” Guide series, with the latest edition placing the spotlight on Singapore (ADR Guide). Amongst others, the ADR Guide features an interview with Ms Eunice Chua, Deputy CEO of SIMC,

Trends in choice of governing law & jurisdiction in cross-border transactions in Asia: Singapore Academy of Law publishes study

Posted by Alastair Henderson, Daniel Waldek and Yosuke Homma on 25 January, 2016

On 10 January 2016, the Singapore Academy of Law (SAL) published the results of its study on preferences for the choice of governing law and jurisdiction made by those involved in cross-border transactions “in Singapore and the region” (the Study).  The Study, which was commissioned by the SAL’s International Promotion of

Arb-Med-Arb Service in Singapore International Mediation Centre

Posted by Constance Castres Saint Martin on 10 December, 2015

Arb-Med-Arb Service in Singapore International Mediation Centre A Hotfix to the Pitfalls of Multi-tiered Clauses* Constance Castres Saint Martin Abstract It is this author’s view that destructive litigation should not be considered as the default position in dispute resolution. In view of the increased use of multi-tiered dispute clauses in

Mediation Goes Global in Singapore

Posted by George Lim SC and Eunice Chua on 1 December, 2015

Singapore has positioned itself as an international dispute resolution hub in Asia by providing a complete suite of services for international arbitration, international litigation and mediation through the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (“SIAC”), the Singapore International Commercial Court (“SICC”) and the Singapore International Mediation Centre (“SIMC”). SICC and SIMC build

The New Arb-Med-Arb Protocol of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre

Posted by Axel Reeg on 13 November, 2015

Can it help overcome the settlement dilemma in cross-cultural arbitration cases? Often the parties of an arbitration dispute may be interested in reaching a settlement. While the Common law approach to the role of the arbitral tribunal does not allow the arbitrators to engage in the facilitation of settlements, in