Singapore International Mediation Centre is launched, offering parties an “Arb-Med-Arb” process in partnership with SIAC

The Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC) was officially launched on 5 November 2014. Set up following the recommendations of a Working Group chaired by Edwin Glasgow CBE QC and George Lim SC, the SIMC will supplement the array of international dispute resolution options available in Singapore. In particular, the SIMC will work closely with the … Read more

Singapore: Recent developments in the enforcement of Dispute Board decisions

Dispute Boards are a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) which are becoming increasingly common on large and complex projects across the Asia Pacific region. A Dispute Board usually comprises 3 persons, one appointed by each party with a neutral chairperson. The Dispute Board is typically appointed at the start of a project and is … 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. 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 in the United Kingdom, with a particular focus on mediation. Much of the information provided in the Guide is also applicable to Hong Kong. Read more

ADR Practical Guide no. 4: Selecting your mediator and drafting the mediation agreement

Herbert Smith Freehills’ publication ‘Selecting your mediator and drafting the mediation agreement‘ is the fourth in our series of ADR Practical Guides, designed to provide clients with essential practical guidance on various processes falling under the banner of ADR in the United Kingdom, with a particular focus on mediation. Much of the information provided in the … Read more

Selling Mediation in the East – Is there an Asian Way?

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 West, and has had more time to take hold, can this alone explain the disparity?  Or … Read more