CEDR produces guide to investor-state mediation

The Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) has released an investor-state Mediation Guide to assist lawyers and users of investor-state mediation with the process. HSF Partner Andrew Cannon, a member of CEDR’s advisory group of leading practitioners, contributed to the Guide. There have been a number of mediation-focused initiatives in the field of investor-state disputes … Read more

UK government report on responses to its Call for Evidence on ADR

The Ministry of Justice has published a Report summarising the responses it received to a Call for Evidence it issued in August last year. Although entitled a Call for Evidence on Dispute Resolution in England and Wales, the document was in fact focused on methods of resolving disputes apart from litigation –  including mediation, conciliation, … Read more

ICSID releases revised proposed Mediation Rules

On 15 June 2021, the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes released its latest working paper as part of its Rules Amendment Project. In addition to proposing changes to the ICSID Convention and ICSID Additional Facility arbitration and conciliation, as covered in an earlier blog post, Working Paper 5 also refines the proposed … Read more

New Swiss Rules of Mediation

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 … Read more