Ask An Expert: Joe Liu

joe-liuJoe Liu, Managing Counsel at the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre, speaks about transparency, education and trends in Asia’s dispute resolution market.

What is your current role in dispute resolution?

The Hong Kong International arbitration Centre (HKIAC) is a service provider. We provide a wide range of dispute resolution services – arbitration, mediation, adjudication and domain name dispute resolution. I was previously in private practice and throughout my career I have specialised in international commercial and treaty arbitrations. Continue reading

The End Of Free Trade?

wtoWith the fallout from the recent US election, many are feeling uneasy about the year ahead. Rising nationalism in Europe, along with a growing protectionist trend towards international trade are certainly a cause for concern. Continue reading

MediatorTV: Episode 10

 

In this week’s episode, Professor Nadja Alexander and Aled Davies take a look at developments in Asia as Singapore passes it’s long anticipated Mediation Act. With the number of new cases filed for mediation at the Singapore Mediation Centre last year at an all time high, it is no secret that Singapore is fast becoming a mediation hub for the region. Continue reading

Information From Mediation Admissible When Considering Costs Consequences

bindersA costs judge has held that information about a party’s costs provided for the purposes of a mediation could be used as evidence when considering the cost consequences of a subsequent settlement: Savings Advice Limited v EDF Energy Customers Ltd [2017] EWHC B1 (Costs). Continue reading

Update: New Public Consultation On Shaping European Investment Dispute Resolution Policy

European Union flag against European Parliament

The European Commission (EC) has launched a new public consultation on the EU’s investment dispute resolution policy along with the options for multilateral reform, including the possible establishment of a permanent multilateral investment court.

The EC is now calling for comments on its most recent proposals, urging members of the mediation, conflict management and dispute resolution community to participate in the process. Continue reading

Community Mediation – Improving Access to Justice

bppxrv1fo4s-igor-ovsyannykovThe denial of justice through delay is the biggest mockery of law! Considering the fact that it takes an average of 15 years to resolve a civil or commercial dispute in India, it is not limited to mere mockery – but the delay in fact kills the entire justice system of the country. The legal system is simply not equipped to handle the number of cases filed. It is often said that litigation is an unwelcome houseguest that stays for years or even decades. Continue reading

Negotiation In The Trump Era

ihh2ztubtos-kayle-kaupangerThe recent inauguration of US President Donald Trump brings a new era of uncertainty to the international community, as many countries re-evaluate their relationships with the United States.

The role of the President as the chief negotiator of foreign policy is essential in maintaining global peace and security, and should not be taken lightly. Though he describes himself as an “expert negotiator”, the fact that Trump has caused considerable tension within his first few days in office has proven that he is in fact quite the opposite. Continue reading