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Herbert Smith Freehills launches latest insights guide: ADR in Asia Pacific – Spotlight on Singapore

  As dispute resolution professionals, users, judges, arbitrators and mediators prepare to convene in Singapore for the inaugural event of the Global Pound Conference series, Herbert Smith Freehills sheds light on ADR trends in the city state. Since the 1990s, … Continue reading

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Study by Singapore Academy of Law suggests strong preference for arbitration over mediation

The Singapore Academy of Law (SAL) has published the results of its study on preferences for the choice of governing law and jurisdiction by those involved in cross-border transactions in Singapore and the region (the Study).  The Study reflects the views of … Continue reading

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Herbert Smith Freehills’ ADR in Asia Pacific Guide available online

We are pleased to launch online our ADR in Asia Pacific Guide, building on a publication we launched last year.  Please click here to download a copy. While focusing on the use of ADR in Asia Pacific, the guide will assist organisations wherever … Continue reading

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European Mediation and ADR Guide published

The International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR) has released its new European Mediation & ADR Guide, designed to assist corporates operating in Europe and beyond in taking full advantage of the range of ADR processes available to them. Herbert … Continue reading

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Mediation within arbitration – a new Med-Arb-Med protocol in Singapore

We recently reported (here) on the official launch of the Singapore International Mediation Institute (SIMI) on 5 November 2014.   One particularly interesting feature of the launch was the announcement of a new arbitration-mediation-arbitration (‘Arb-Med-Arb’) protocol (“AMA Protocol“), under which the SIMI will work closely … Continue reading

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ADR Practical Guide No.1 : Common ADR processes – a snapshot

Herbert Smith Freehills has launched the first in our series of ADR Practical Guides, designed to provide practical insights into various processes falling under the banner of ADR, with a particular focus on mediation. The first guide provides a snapshot of some … Continue reading

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Mediation in arbitration proceedings – a Hong Kong perspective

The procedures of mediation and arbitration are regularly combined in some jurisdictions, such that an arbitrator assumes the role of mediator part-way through arbitral proceedings in an attempt to settle the dispute early (arb-med).  An alternative formulation is where a mediator, … Continue reading

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Hong Kong Court of Appeal enforces Chinese arbitral award despite “unusual” arb-med procedure

In a key judgment, the Hong Kong Court of Appeal (the Court) overturned the lower court’s decision and upheld the enforcement of a Chinese arbitral award – despite the fact that the Tribunal engaged in an arb-med procedure which, in Hong Kong, … Continue reading

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Hong Kong’s arbitration law expressly provides for arb-med/med-arb

Hong Kong’s Arbitration Ordinance came into force on 1 June 2011.  One of its enhanced features is that, provided the parties consent in writing, an arbitrator sitting in Hong Kong is permitted to mediate a dispute.  In those circumstances, the … Continue reading

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