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Features

Our monthly features from staff and contributors provide analysis and commentary on topical issues relating to ADR.

Singapore’s new Mediation Act – raising the bar to new heights in the dispute resolution arena

With mediation becoming more globally fashionable, the Singapore Government in January 2017 passed into law a Mediation Statue (“Mediation Act”) to further solidify its innovative approach to assist disputants in resolving their difference in a cost and efficient manner.
7 June 2017 | Features

Can't Pay, Won't Pay - Does Failure to Pay Give Rise to the Right of Termination?

Failure to pay on time, and even failure to pay at all, is unfortunately a common feature of the construction industry. A question that often arises is whether a party that has not been paid on time can terminate the contract due to the failure to make payment.
7 June 2017 | Features

Arbitration Reforms in Australia

On 22 March 2017, the Civil Law and Justice Amendment Legislation Bill was introduced into the upper house of the Federal Parliament. Sabina Adascalitei MCIArb lists which changes seem to be most relevant to the international arbitration arena.
1 June 2017 | Features

ECJ Opinion on EU-Singapore FTA

In mid-May, the European Court of Justice gave its Opinion on the EU competence to conclude the Free Trade Agreement with Singapore. Sabina Adascalitei MCIArb outlines which disputes the Opinion resolves.
1 June 2017 | Features

Paris Bar Council Welcomes Third Party Funding

On 21 February 2017, the Paris Bar Council adopted a resolution to confirm its support for third-party funding. Sabina Adascalitei MCIArb looks at the implications of the Council's decision.
1 June 2017 | Features

Wrap Up: CIArb-ACICA Tribunal Secretaries Course

This course report is written from a participant's point of view and highlights the key lessons learnt from the training, led by Professor Doug Jones AO.
26 May 2017 | Features

Exercising an option to arbitrate: avoiding the pitfalls

Amanda Lee FCIArb reviews the recent overturning of a decision made by the Court of Appeal of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court.
26 May 2017 | Features

The Brexit Scenario: When life gives you lemons, turn to arbitration?

Christina Lienen contemplates what the possible implications for international commercial arbitration may be in event of the UK leaving the European Union.
26 May 2017 | Features