American Bar Association – A New Dawn for Worldwide International Mediation

The United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation – also known as the Singapore Convention on Mediation (“the Singapore Convention”) was held in Singapore on 7 August 2019. To date, 46 countries are signatories to the Singapore Convention including the United States, China and Singapore with many more countries expected to sign in coming months.

The Singapore Convention applies to international settlement agreements resulting from mediations resolving commercial disputes and is intended to provide a standardised framework for enforcement of agreements within the signatory states.

The American Bar Association is holding an event broadcast online on 23 October 2019 to discuss the significance of the Singapore Convention and the international model of commercial mediation as practiced in the USA, Australia, Mexico, UK and Singapore. As the ABA puts it, “could [the Singapore Convention] be a pivotal moment for the growth of mediation as a method of dispute resolution internationally?”

The speakers for this event include Ana Sambold, one of California’s leading alternative dispute resolution professionals and also Danny McFadden a practising solicitor in both Australia and the UK, mediator and trainer.

Our Director and Principal and lead for our Dispute Resolution division, Meghan Warren is admitted to practice as an Australian legal practitioner in addition to being admitted as an Attorney at Law to the New York State Bar in the US.

For any assistance with Australian, US or international commercial transactions, litigation or alternative dispute resolution contact us today on +61 3 9822 8588.

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