The Swiss Chambers’ Arbitration Institution has announced the release of revised Swiss Rules of Mediation, which entered into force on 1 July 2019.

The revised Rules replace the first harmonised Swiss Rules of Mediation, adopted in 2007.

The stated aim of the revisions is to further encourage their use by clarifying, shortening and simplifying their content. They also include revisions designed to make them compatible with the new enforcement opportunities offered by Singapore Convention on Mediated Settlements, which is anticipated to be signed by the first signatory countries at a ceremony in Singapore on 7 August 2019.

The launch of the new Swiss Mediation Rules will be held in Geneva on 27 September 2019 and in Zurich on 9 October 2019.