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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.

Please follow this link to register for this leading event: https://www.americanbar.org/events-cle/mtg/web/380814876/

Our principal lawyer and head of our Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution pillar, 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.

Please contact Meghan Warren Principal or Rosy Roberts, Associate at Burke & Associates Lawyers on mwarren@burkelawyers.com.au and rroberts@burkelawyers.com.au for any assistance in Australian, US or international commercial transactions, litigation or alternative dispute resolution.

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Meghan Warren

Principal

Meghan Warren

Principal
LL.B GAICD B.Bus (FinPlan)
Meghan is one of the few lawyers in Australia admitted in the State (Victoria) and Federal jurisdictions of Australia, and as an Attorney at Law to the New York State Bar in the United States.

Rosy Roberts

Principal

Rosy Roberts

Principal
LL.B (Hons) B.A GAICD
Rosy has extensive experience in Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution having represented clients in all Victorian State Courts and the High Court of Australia. She is also a VCAT appointed Administrator.

Kristy Muhlhan

Principal

Kristy Muhlhan

Principal
LL.B (Hons) GRAD DIP. L.P., GAICD.
Since 2014, she has been an owner and Principal of the firm and has mastered a broad range of essential commercial and business skills which go hand in hand with the work she does for...

Anthony Burke

Consultant

Anthony Burke

Consultant
B.A LL.B DIP.FIN. MGT
Tony is an LIV accredited business law specialist and a VCAT appointed Administrator. In 2008 he was President of the Law Institute of Victoria and served for two years as a director of the Law...

Stewart Davis

Associate

Stewart Davis

Associate
LL.B (Hons) B.Com
As well as property law, Stewart has had exposure to VCAT administration matters and commercial law, particularly servicing developer clients.

George Hanger

Associate

George Hanger

Associate
LL.B BA
George was admitted to legal practice in May 2015 after completing a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Laws at Monash University.

Antonela Graso

Paralegal

Antonela Graso

Paralegal
Whilst completing her professional business and law tertiary qualifications, Antonela provides efficient and effective legal support services to our valued teams and clients.

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