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… Read more

New Singapore mediation institute launched

On 5 November,  the Singapore International Mediation Institute (SIMI) was officially launched by Singapore's Senior Minister for Law and Education, who described mediation as the “third jewel” in the crown of Singapore’s legal services landscape, alongside arbitration and international litigation. SIMI, which has… Read more

Upcoming CEDR financial services event: ‘Dialogue with the Regulator’

At a breakfast session on 9 October at Herbert Smith Freehills' London office, the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) will convene a debate exploring the role for facilitative discussion and negotiation between regulated firms and their regulators, with a focus on the banking and insurance… Read more

ADR Practical Guide no. 5: Preparing for Mediation

Herbert Smith Freehills' publication 'Preparing for Mediation' is the fifth in our series of ADR Practical Guides, designed to provide clients with essential practical guidance on various processes falling under the banner of ADR, with a particular focus on mediation. This fifth guide highlights issues that… Read more

ADR Practical Guide no. 3 : When to mediate in a dispute

Herbert Smith Freehills' publication  'When to mediate in a dispute'  is the third 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. This third guide sets out a series of… Read more

ADR Practical Guide no.2 : An Introduction to Mediation

Herbert Smith Freehills' publication  'An introduction to mediation - what it is and how it works'  is the second 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… Read more

Updated CEDR model mediation documents

The Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) has for the first time simultaneously updated all of its main model mediation documents and rules. The updated documents, available on the CEDR website here, include: Model ADR contract clauses Model Mediation Agreement… Read more

UK: CEDR launches sixth biennial Mediation Audit

The Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) is inviting interested parties in the UK to take part in its Mediation Audit 2014, run in conjunction with the Civil Mediation Council.  This is the sixth biennial audit that CEDR has conducted in the last 12… Read more

New ICC Mediation Rules launched

As reported in our earlier post, here, the new Mediation Rules of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) came into force on 1 January this year, replacing the ICC’s Amicable Dispute Resolution Rules.  The new ICC Mediation Rules are currently on… Read more

Mandatory mediation pilot proposed for New York state court

An advisory committee has recommended that the New York Supreme Court (the state court of first instance located in Manhattan) adopt a pilot programme for mandatory mediation in its Commercial Division, which exclusively hears complex commercial cases. While other New York… Read more

Selling Mediation in the East

It is generally accepted that, while the use of mediation is on the rise globally, this trend is significantly more pronounced in the West than in Asia.   While the modern concept of formal mediation has of course been around for longer in the… Read more

UK: Review of ADR in the Chancery Division of the High Court

A review of current practices and procedures in the Chancery Division of the High Court (known as the Chancery Modernisation Review) was undertaken in 2013, led by Lord Justice Briggs.  The final report, published following consultation on a provisional report, includes… Read more

New ICC Mediation Rules now in force

On 1 January 2014, the new Mediation Rules of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) came into force.  The new rules replace the ICC's Amicable Dispute Resolution Rules, which had been force since 2001. A full copy of the new Mediation… Read more