IBA Annual Conference Miami 2022

30 Oct - 4 Nov 2022

Room 211, Level 2

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Ethics and guidelines or standards for mediation pursuant to the 'Singapore Convention on Mediation' update

Tuesday 1 November (1115 - 1230)

Room 211, Level 2
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Mediation Committee (Lead)


The United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation (New York, 2018) (the "Singapore Convention on Mediation") was adopted on 20 December 2018 and was open for signature on 7 August 2019. 55 states have signed the Convention with 9 states having ratified. The Convention has been described as the “Missing Third Piece in the International Dispute Resolution Enforcement Framework”. This session will explore the need for and style of ethical guidelines or standards for mediation under this regime and how they will operate. The Mediation Committee is working on a project to develop international standards and will share progress with the audience.  

Session / Workshop Chair(s)

Tat Lim Aequitas Law, Singapore, Singapore; Member, Mediation Committee Advisory Board
Mary Walker Barrister, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia; Member, Mediation Committee Advisory Board


Jalal El Ahdab Bird & Bird, Paris, France
Michel Kallipetis KC Quadrant Chambers, London, England
James South Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), London, England
Thomas J Stipanowich Pepperdine University, Malibu, California, USA
Allan Stitt ADR Chambers, Toronto, Ontario, Canada