It started with a pot of fragrant tea and mini mooncakes which had been hand-carried to Seoul by the mediator from Singapore. Using the example of the Singapore International Mediation Centre's largest case to-date, this event features key players in the US$1-billion matter and explores the cross-cultural and cross-border aspects of mediation as practised in civil and common law jurisdictions. It will also examine the varying approaches taken in different jurisdictions (e.g. evaluative vs facilitative, transformative) which affect users' perceptions and acceptance of the process.
Lawyers play an important role throughout the mediation journey. They need to be familiar with the principles of mediation and negotiation strategies, manage expectations and sometimes deploy a different set of skills to support the client's best interests. For corporate clients, it is important to have a mediation advocate who knows the ideal resolution strategy to adopt and at which stage of a dispute, and who can advise on creative solutions which serve business objectives, save time and costs. This 2.5-hour luncheon talk takes a behind-the-scenes look at how a complex energy dispute spanning five arbitrations across three jurisdictions – London, Seoul and Singapore – was successfully mediated in less than four days.
*This is event is by-invitation only.