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CEDRs 2020 Updates Aim To Drive Continuity And Procedural Trust In Commercial Mediation

Tuesday, 26th February 2020

"ollowing our "Mediation Masterclass" session for in-house lawyers, in conjunction with CEDR co-founders and seasoned mediators, Eileen Carroll and Karl Mackie in January 2020, a number of the themes explored in relation to mediation past, present and future are reflected in the 2020 updates to CEDR's model documents, which follow four key themes:

The Singapore Convention

CEDR have published a note that considers the impact of the, as yet unratified, Singapore Convention.

The Convention creates a framework whereby mediation agreements will be capable of cross-border enforcement in signatory countries. This could be significant for commercial parties as it may introduce a level of reassurance not previously enjoyed – especially in jurisdictions where mediation is in its structural infancy.

In preparation for the operation of the Convention (set to be six months after the ratification by three states) CEDR has identified two potential pit falls arising from the Convention's requirement for evidence that a settlement agreement originates from mediation, for example by signature on or attestation to the settlement agreement:

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Source: DLA Piper
Language: English
Contact: Jamie Curle , Sarah Ellington and Lydia Rogers

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