Why mediate?

Posted by Ben Giaretta (Partner, Singapore, Asia Head of International Arbitration, Ashurst) and Katherine McMenamin (Associate, Singapore, Ashurst) on 10 October, 2014

In the first of a series of briefings coinciding with the launch of the Singapore International Mediation Centre in November 2014, Ben Giaretta and Katherine McMenamin explain why mediation can be a useful method of dispute resolution for commercial parties. What is mediation? Mediation is a structured negotiation. The structure

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Posted by George Lim SC, Wee Tay & Lim on 3 July, 2014

Introduction A long time ago, in a small village in the Malay Peninsula, two neighbours, Mohamad and Abdullah, had a long-standing dispute over the boundary of their respective lands. The dispute caused a huge rift between them and their families. Finally, both parties were persuaded by the community to see