Tag Archives: Mediation

Justin D’Agostino to lead ICC Court’s new Belt and Road Commission

Justin D’Agostino, Herbert Smith Freehills’ Global Head of Disputes, has been appointed chair of a new ICC Court commission to develop the ICC’s approach to dispute resolution procedures for China’s Belt and Road initiative. “There is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ method of … Continue reading

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An international convention on the enforcement of mediated settlements – UNCITRAL moves one step closer

The UNCITRAL working group that has for several years now been considering the potential for an international enforcement regime for international mediation has now completed its work and produced draft instruments. At its most recent meeting in New York, the … Continue reading

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Japan International Mediation Centre to open in Kyoto

It has recently been announced that a new “Japan International Mediation Centre” is to open in Kyoto, reportedly in early 2018. Mediation is a form of alternative dispute resolution in which an independent third party helps resolve a dispute through … Continue reading

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The role of mediation in the resolution of belt and road disputes

China’s 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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Julian Copeman and Anita Phillips discuss the Global Pound Conference and what to expect at the upcoming Hong Kong event

Hong Kong Lawyer has published an article by Julian Copeman, partner, and Anita Phillips, professional support consultant, discussing commercial dispute resolution in Hong Kong and what the Global Pound Conference series has highlighted for change at other events across the … 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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Herbert Smith Freehills’ ADR in Asia Pacific Guide available online

We are pleased to launch online our ADR in Asia Pacific Guide. Please click here to download a copy. This guide builds on a publication we launched earlier this year. We focus on mediation in Hong Kong and distil the results … Continue reading

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Sorry seems to be the hardest word

The Hong Kong Department of Justice’s Steering Committee on Mediation recently published a consultation paper reviewing the legal implications of offering apologies in the context of disputes. They recommend enacting legislation to encourage disputing parties to apologise without fear of … Continue reading

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Firm scores nomination in FT Asia-Pacific Innovative Lawyers Awards

Herbert Smith Freehills’ Alternative Dispute Resolution Asia Guide, produced by the Hong Kong disputes practice has been shortlisted for the “Innovation in the Use of Technology” award by the Financial Times. Award winners will be announced at a cocktail reception and dinner … Continue reading

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ADR in Asia – Client Perspectives on Mediation in Hong Kong

On 7 May, we published our second article from our ADR in Asia Guide.  This provided a practical guide to mediation explaining what mediation is, why it works, and how and when best to use it. It also contained practical … Continue reading

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