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Dispute resolution in Asia-Pacific: Parties seek efficient processes and enforceable outcomes

Following our report on the Global Pound Conference series, which brought together over 4000 stakeholders at 28 conferences worldwide, our analysis of the Asia Pacific results reveals different demands in Asia and Oceania. Six Asia Pacific cities hosted conferences to … Continue reading

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New Japan International Mediation Centre

It has recently been announced that a new “Japan International Mediation Centre” (JIMC) is to open in Kyoto in early 2018. While details on the new centre are still limited, it is known that it is being established in collaboration … Continue reading

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The role of mediation in the resolution of Belt and Road Initiative disputes

China‚Äôs Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) has gained huge momentum of late, with governments, companies and lawyers keen to maximise the many opportunities it presents. The resolution of disputes arising from the BRI is no exception. The sheer complexity and … Continue reading

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ADR in Asia Pacific – Part 3

Further to our earlier posts (here and here) highlighting material from our recently updated Guide to Dispute Resolution in Asia Pacific, we now feature in part 3 the responses from New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam to the question whether parties to litigation or arbitration … Continue reading

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Singapore: proposed new legislation to encourage mediation

A Mediation Bill has recently been put before the Singapore Parliament with a view to encouraging the growth of mediation in the jurisdiction.  The three key proposals in the Bill (which echo similar provisions in the EU Mediation Directive and various other mediation laws … Continue reading

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Herbert Smith Freehills launches latest Guide to Dispute Resolution in Asia Pacific

Please click here to preview this publication.  To request a copy of the guide, please email asia.publications@hsf.com. Our updated Guide to Dispute Resolution in Asia Pacific aims to provide answers to some of the basic questions a party unfamiliar with … Continue reading

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Singapore publishes draft Mediation Bill

The Singapore Ministry of Law is seeking public feedback on a draft Mediation Bill. The Bill will give effect to one of the key recommendations of the International Commercial Mediation Working Group (ICMWG) in 2013, being the enactment of a … Continue reading

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World Bank report endorses ADR and applauds the efficiency of the Singapore courts

As we look forward to convening in Singapore on 17/18 March at the inaugural Global Pound Conference, the World Bank Group's flagship report Doing Business 2016 has found Singapore to be the best jurisdiction worldwide on its quality of judicial processes index. The report cites … Continue reading

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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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Global Pound Conference series on the future of dispute resolution kicks off with first event in Singapore on 17-18 March 2016

On 17-18 March, Singapore will host the first event in the Global Pound Conference (GPC) Series  –  an ambitious worldwide conference series set to take place in at least 36 cities across the globe over the course of the next year. The aim … Continue reading

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