Tag Archives: Mediation

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

Last week, we published the first article from our ADR in Asia Guide. This summarised the main ADR processes and their use across Asia. Here, you can access the second article from our Guide – a practical guide to mediation. … Continue reading

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ADR Practical Guide No. 7:  Mediating Employment and Workplace disputes

Our London ADR team has launched the seventh guide in their 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 … Continue reading

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ADR in Asia  – overview of key ADR processes

We previously reported the publication of our new ADR in Asia Guide. As well as distilling the results of our client survey on mediation in Hong Kong, the Guide contains a summary of the main ADR processes and their use … Continue reading

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