Session details

IBA Annual Conference Sydney 2017

8 Oct - 13 Oct 2017

Room C3.4, Convention Centre, Level 3

Session information

Changes in national law and their role for promoting alternative dispute resolution (ADR)
Room C3.4, Convention Centre, Level 3


Young Lawyers' Committee (Lead)
Arbitration Committee
Mediation Committee


This session focuses on recent changes in the framework for ADR in different jurisdictions. By bringing to the table for discussion how venues are becoming more attractive to parties, and what shifts are being made in the public and private sectors, this session aims to provide informed opinions on which jurisdictions could be emerging in the ADR-scene in the next few years. Topics such as legislative reform of national acts, governmental initiatives, support from judicial systems, and the creation of private institutions, among others, shall be discussed. In addition, experienced practitioners shall provide their insight on the ADR scheme of alternative jurisdictions.

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Rouven Franz Bodenheimer M.A. FCIArb BODENHEIMER, Cologne, Germany; Member, Young Lawyers’ Committee Advisory Board
Swee Yen Koh WongPartnership, Singapore, Singapore; Co-Chair, IBA Arb40 Subcommittee


James Menz Bombardier, Berlin, Germany
James Morrison Morrison Law, Newport Beach, New South Wales, Australia
Smrithi Ramesh Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Hannah Tümpel UWC International, London, England; Co-Chair, State Mediation Subcommittee
Manuela de la Helguera Four-C Experts, Other City, District of Columbia, USA; Young Lawyers Initiatives Officer, Young Lawyers' Committee