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Using mediation to resolve cross-border disputes

Following Brexit, London arbitration awards remain subject to recognition and enforcement under the New York Convention abroad, but English court judgments are less straightforward to deal with. While enforcement remains possible under the 2005 Hague Convention, this...

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London International Disputes Week

LIDW (London International Disputes Week) 2021 – we have just completed a stimulating week of morning to evening sessions on a diverse range of topics of greatest interest to all of us engaged in dispute resolution. Thus and to mention just some of the fascinating...

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How to get the best from a remote mediation

Most cases suitable for mediation can be mediated remotely. Below are some tips to help you and your clients to get the most from remote mediation: 1. If not already familiar with the wider benefits of mediation, consider devoting some...

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Using mediation to resolve high-stakes disputes

Timing can be everything with market conditions, particularly when moving from the spot to the period charter trade, to protect your revenue and lock in a good rate when the spot trade may tank. SK Shipping timed that move well with four of its...

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Using mediation to renegotiate a contract

A mediator does not usually become involved until there is a dispute, often with the threat of litigation on the horizon. However, as businesses face the fact that some contracts simply cannot be performed in a difficult economic environment, mediation is being used...

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The new normal: how mediation can heal business rifts

As businesses face a new year and a world still coping with massive change and disruption, we look at the role mediation can play in healing rifts and hastening the return to commercial wellbeing. With the fallout from Covid-19 still being felt in most sectors, many...

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The future of virtual mediation

The overnight transition to online mediation has highlighted many advantages of dealing with disputes virtually. The success of hearing cases via Zoom meetings raises the question of what the future will look like. Will virtual mediation become the norm, or will we...

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