Asia, Arbitration And Third Party Funding

HK skyline.jpgHistorically, third party funding has been prohibited in many Asian jurisdictions, including the busy litigation markets of Hong Kong and Singapore. However, recent changes to regulations on third party funding in both jurisdictions are likely to be a further boost to the region, which has already become popular destination for arbitration – overtaking many traditional competitors. Continue reading

Singapore Has Taken The Lead In Regulating Agreements To Mediate

singapore-dayIt is no secret that Singapore strives to be Asia’s dispute resolution hub. Today, it is one step closer to establishing itself as the leader in innovative mediation laws. On 10 January 2017, the Mediation Bill, which was proposed on 7 November 2016, was passed by the Singaporean parliament. Continue reading

MediatorTV: Episode 5

 

 

In this week’s video episode, Professor Nadja Alexander and Aled Davies, report from the Kremlin where the Justice, Mediation and Social Justice Conference is taking place. Continue reading

Some Thoughts On CETA

European Union and CanadaHigh drama this week, with CETA, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Canada and the EU, first blocked by the Walloons, and then rescued following some marathon diplomacy (or inconsequential fudge, depending on your perspective). Had the Walloon parliament voted against the agreement, Belgium would have been prevented from agreeing to it, thus the unanimous agreement of EU states needed to sign would have failed, and so would the ratification of the deal. Continue reading

Counting Mediators: Key Trends In International Mediation

Single blue pawn figure between red and yellow groupsThe International Mediation Institute (IMI) published the results of their 2016 International Mediation & ADR Survey this week.

The survey focused on collecting census data, as well as views on awareness of mediation and alternative dispute resolution (ADR). Over 800 participants completed the census survey, including users of mediation services, mediators, advisors, educators, students, providers and other stakeholders.

With very little statistical data available in this area, the results, according to IMI have been “particularly insightful and eye opening”. Continue reading