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 Smith Freehills partner and Head of ADR Alexander Oddy led on the production of the Guide, in conjunction … Read more

Launch of landmark global conference series on the future of dispute resolution

Herbert Smith Freehills is pleased to announce the launch of The Global Pound Conference (GPC) Series 2016-17. The aim of this ambitious worldwide conference series is to build a global conversation about the current landscape of civil and commercial dispute resolution and how dispute resolution tools and institutions should respond to the needs of 21st century business.  In particular, it … Read more

ADR Practical Guide No. 8: Resolving disputes with HMRC

We are pleased to publish the eighth guide in our series of ADR Practical Guides, designed to provide clients with practical guidance on various processes falling under the banner of alternative dispute resolution, with a particular focus on mediation. Guide No. 8: ‘Resolving disputes with HMRC’ examines when and how mediation and other forms of ADR can be used to … Read more

Mediation in shareholder class actions – article published

Mediation can be a useful tool in shareholder class actions as in other types of litigation. There are a number of obvious advantages to defendant corporations in particular: minimising legal costs, reducing further publicity and impact on share price, and avoiding the considerable distraction to the business of defending the class action to trial. However, there are certain issues and risks … Read more

ADR in Asia – Client Perspectives on Mediation in Hong Kong

The third article from our recently published ADR in Asia Guide is now available  – Client Perspectives on Mediation in Hong Kong. We have sought the views of numerous clients from a broad range of sectors including banking, insurance, manufacturing, investment funds, accountancy, leisure and energy on their use of mediation and other ADR processes … Read more

ADR in Asia – a practical guide to mediation in Hong Kong

We recently published the first article from our recent ADR in Asia Guide, summarising the main ADR processes and their use across Asia.  The second article from the Guide is also now available  – a practical guide to mediation in Hong Kong. It is five years since the Civil Justice Reform put mediation at the heart of … Read more

ADR in Asia – overview of key ADR processes

We previously reported the publication of our ADR in Asia Guide.  As well as distilling the results of our client survey on the use of mediation in Hong Kong, the Guide contains a summary of the main ADR processes used across Asia and includes our Dispute Resolution Wheel, explaining at a glance the characteristics of the various … Read more

ADR Practical Guide No. 7: Mediating employment and workplace disputes

We are pleased to launch the seventh guide in our series of ADR Practical Guides, designed to provide clients with essential practical guidance on various processes falling under the banner of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), with a particular focus on mediation. Guide No. 7: ‘Mediating employment and workplace disputes’ outlines how mediation can be used to resolve disputes in … Read more

Article published: Mediation for in-house lawyers

Alexander Oddy and Jan O’Neill of Herbert Smith Freehills’ London office have published an article in PLC Magazine ‘Mediation for In-house Lawyers – Preparing for Success‘. In-house counsel can play a critical role in the preparation for a mediation – both in working with any external lawyers to shape the mediation process and in briefing and counselling the business … Read more