ADR Thought Leadership | 36 mins

The Singapore Convention Enters into Force – Reflections, Practicalities & Opportunities


James South, Managing Director & Mediator, CEDR

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Jan O'Neill, Professional Support Lawyer, Commercial Disputes at Herbert Smith Freehills, London

Ben Thomson, CEDR Content Strategist


Ben Thomson, Content Strategist, CEDR

On 12 September 2020, the Singapore Convention on Mediation enters into force. To discuss this landmark moment for Mediation, we spoke to two leading ADR experts:

– Jan O’Neill (Professional Support Lawyer, Commercial Disputes at Herbert Smith Freehills, London)and,
– James South (Mediator & Managing Director, CEDR)

In this podcast, we discuss the state of play of the Convention to date looking at some of the notable signatories and absentees. Additionally, we explore some of the important practical considerations for lawyers and users of mediation that often goes overlooked and how to manage these. Finally, we look at the impact of the Convention on the global Dispute Resolution landscape alongside new frontiers for mediation around the world.

Herbert Smith Freehills commentary on the Singapore Convention can be found here –

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