Published 26 June 2020
Young-OGEMID's tenth virtual symposium ("Symposium") focused on the effects of the United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Arising from Mediation - commonly known as the Singapore Convention on Mediation ("Singapore Convention"). Over the past years, the development of mediation in the international commercial dispute resolution scenario has been progressive and somewhat intriguing. The release of the Singapore Convention raised a multitude of questions and thus created the perfect opportunity for assessing mediation's growth; the milestones and their consequences and the future perspectives.
The Symposium brought together experts from around the world that addressed a wide variety of matters. From 'what effect will this new instrument have on international commercial dispute resolution?' to 'what is mediation, anyway?', participants provided their insights from both the experience and knowledge they have developed, particularly, in the mediation's field. Prof. S.I. Strong coordinated this exchange of views during the ten-days virtual discussion.
The list of speakers who contributed as panellists to the Symposium reads as follows:
- LIM Tat - Aequitas Law, Singapore
- Iram Majid - Indian Institute of Arbitration and Mediation
- Noah Hanft - AcumenADR LLC, US
- Diana Paraguacuto-Mahéo - Foley Hoag, France
- Catharine Titi - French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS)-CERSA, University Paris II Panthéon-Assas