Work Area: Mediation

Singapore's plans unmasked in interview with minister

On the day that Singaporeans were permitted to unmask inside for the first time since the pandemic, Lucy Reed interviewed Singapore's minister of home affairs and minister for law K Shanmugam SC about the city-state's future as a leading arbitration centre.

14 October 2022

How a Nigerian steel saga settled after 14 years

More details have emerged about a multibillion-dollar ICC dispute that is said to have paralysed Nigeria’s steel industry for 14 years before the parties agreed to settle for a significantly reduced sum.

09 September 2022

Investor-state mediation under the spotlight

The use of mediation in investor-state dispute settlement was explored during the first virtual pre-intersessional meeting of UNCITRAL Working Group III, as the group starts to focus on specific ISDS reform options.

02 December 2020

Saudi centre to make mediated settlements enforceable

The Saudi Center for Commercial Arbitration has launched an emergency programme providing for the conversion of mediated settlements obtained through remote processes to enforceable titles in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

21 May 2020

Billion-dollar Odebrecht dispute settled through mediation

A Dominican state entity has agreed to pay just under US$400 million to settle a dispute with an Odebrecht-led consortium that had sought almost US$1 billion in damages, following ICC mediation proceedings in New York.

18 March 2020

Mediation convention signed in Singapore

46 countries have today signed a “New York-style Convention” to facilitate the cross-border enforcement of international settlement agreements arising from mediation, with the US and China among its signatories.

07 August 2019

ICSID’s role in advancing investor-state mediation

As the Singapore Convention on Mediation opens for signature next month, ICSID senior legal counsel Frauke Nitschke details how the centre is working to support parties in the mediation of their investment disputes.

24 July 2019

UNCITRAL approves draft treaty to enforce mediated settlements

A “New York-style Convention” aimed at ensuring the cross-border enforceability of international settlement agreements arising from mediation is one step closer to fruition after the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law finalised the text of the draft treaty earlier this week.

29 June 2018

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