As the world emerges from the COVID pandemic and adjusts to the altered legal landscape that will follow, many have suggested that arbitration and mediation will continue to rise to the forefront. Even before the crisis, jurisdictions worldwide have seen increased acceptance of international arbitration to resolve cross-border disputes as well as broader interest in international mediation. The recent signing of the Singapore Mediation Convention augurs still greater reliance on mediation in large part because it promises to facilitate enforcement of resulting settlement agreements. In light of the realities of the post-COVID legal world, the flexibility and adaptability of the arbitration and mediation processes suggest that both may reach new heights if their advocates and practitioners know how to adapt to the “new normal.” In this first joint webinar by LAWASIA and UIA, experts from both organizations will address the promise and the pitfalls of arbitration and mediation in the post-COVID world.
Opening Remarksâ€¯and Moderators:
• Chunghwan CHOI, LAWASIA President, Chairman of the International Association of Korean Lawyers (IAKL), Lee & Ko, Seoul, Korea
• Jerry ROTH, UIA President, Munger Tolles & Olson, San Francisco, CA, USA
• Malathi DAS, LAWASIA Past President, Director, Joyce A. Tan & Partners LLC, Singapore
• Thomas GAULTIER, Vice-President of the UIA Mediation & Conflict Prevention commission, Abreu Advogados, Lisbon, Portugal
• Patricia Ann PETERSON, Past President of the UIA International Arbitration commission, Independent Arbitrator, Peterson//ADR, Paris, France
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