Singapore Convention on Mediation

The Convention, which entered into force this month, should allow courts in certain jurisdictions to recognize and enforce settlement agreements directly.

By Oliver E. Browne and Philip Clifford QC

Settling a dispute via mediation is one of the most time- and cost-effective approaches a party can take to resolve contentious issues. Mediation — a confidential amicable negotiation process facilitated by a third-party independent mediator — can be a very useful tool in the right circumstances.

Mediation’s effectiveness as a dispute