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Top 5 Things Everyone Should Know About Mediation

Posted by Michel Kallipetis QC, Mediator on 17 September, 2015

Introduction 1.   Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) provides an extended range of options to those who wish to avoid being locked into the traditional adversarial litigation or negotiation processes. 2.   ADR defines the method by which a dispute might be resolved other than by a binding process imposed by

Think Big – The Singapore International Mediation Centre

Posted by Henneke Brink, ADR Instituut, the Netherlands on 24 July, 2015

“If I were a business man and I had a dispute, I would want it to be resolved as quickly and cost effectively as possible. If it’s an international dispute, usually parties will go for arbitration. And arbitration has its merits. But my question is; why not try mediation first?

The New SIAC/SIMC AMA-Protocol: A Seamless Multi-tiered Dispute Resolution Process Tailored to the User’s Needs

Posted by Dr Christopher Boog for the Asian Dispute Review (Apr 2015) on 14 April, 2015

This article discusses some problems of hybrid mediation and arbitration processes and introduces a recently published joint protocol of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre and the newly created Singapore International Mediation Centre for an arbitration-mediation-arbitration (Arb-Med-Arb) process. Introduction Parties to international commercial contracts regularly agree that any dispute deriving from them shall be resolved

Why More Options for Amicable Dispute Resolution in Singapore Matter

Posted by Francoise Lewalle for the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb) Newsletter (March 2015, Issue No 13) on 5 March, 2015

A few months after the launch of the Singapore International Mediation Centre (“SIMC”) in November 2014 and amidst the interest shown by the media and the business community in the latest changes to the Singapore dispute resolution landscape, it is useful to “freeze the image” to look carefully at some

The Singapore International Mediation Centre and the new AMA Procedure – finally what users have always wanted?

Posted by Christopher Boog & Elisabeth Leimbacher, Schellenberg Wittmer Ltd, Attorneys at Law, January 2015 Newsletter on 8 January, 2015

Singapore enhances its status as a leading hub for international dispute resolution with the recent launch of the Singapore International Mediation Centre (“SIMC). Aside from regular mediation services, SIMC has entered into an Arb-Med-Arb Protocol with the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (“SIAC), which may finally provide the users of alternative dispute resolution with

A New Dawn for Mediation? The Launch of the Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC) and Introduction of the SIAC-SIMC Arb-Med-Arb Protocol

Posted by Emmanuel Chua, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP for the Kluwer Arbitration Blog on 29 December, 2014

The Singapore International Mediation Centre (“SIMC) was officially launched on 5 November 2014. Set up following the recommendations of a Working Group chaired by Edwin Glasgow CBE QC and George Lim SC, the SIMC will supplement the array of international dispute resolution options available in Singapore. Of particular note is

Top 20 Questions People Ask About Mediation

Posted by International Mediation Institute on 19 December, 2014

1.  Why should I mediate? Because it makes sense in most cases. In ADR in Business (Wolters Kluwer 2011) a group of corporate users of mediation services wrote a chapter titled Making Mediation Mainstream in which they said: Users of dispute resolution services of all types cannot ignore their vital role in

Singapore International Mediation Centre spearheads Mediation of International Commercial Disputes and Use of innovative Arb-Med-Arb Procedure

Posted by Christopher Tan (Partner, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Lee & Lee) and Jacqueline Chua (Associate, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Lee & Lee) on 12 November, 2014

Introduction The Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC) was launched on 5 November 2014. One significant innovation of the SIMC is the Arbitration-Mediation-Arbitration Protocol (AMA Protocol). This article seeks to highlight some of the key features of the AMA Protocol jointly administered by the SIMC and the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC).

SIMC and SICC – New Developments in Singapore for the Resolution of International Commercial Disputes

Posted by Eunice Chua Hui Han, Deputy CEO, SIMC on 3 November, 2014

The Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC) Come 5 November 2014, the Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC) will be officially launched together with the Singapore International Mediation Institute (SIMI) and will take its place alongside the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) as part of the suite of dispute resolution services Singapore

The Singapore International Mediation Centre

Posted by Ben Giaretta (Partner, Singapore, Asia Head of International Arbitration, Ashurst) and Katherine McMenamin (Associate, Singapore, Ashurst) on 2 November, 2014

In the last of four briefings coinciding with the launch of the Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC) on 5 November 2014, Ben Giaretta and Katherine McMenamin consider what the SIMC can offer to commercial parties. Background to the SIMC The SIMC originated in a 2013 report written for the Singapore