New Jersey Seeks to Become Center Of International Arbitration

Sello Estado de New Jersey2017 | Febrero 16
New Jersey has taken the first step toward becoming a global center of international arbitration by enacting the International Arbitration, Mediation, and Conciliation Act (the “Act”) on February 6, 2017. The Act provides the framework for making New Jersey an attractive destination for resolving international business and trade disputes.
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Mediation Program Helps Struggling Farmers in Minnesota

Agropecuario2017 | Febero 15
Low commodity prices are causing financial pain on Minnesota farms, but bankruptcies are rare thanks in part to a state mediation program.

The farmer-lender program requires lenders to offer struggling farmers the chance to renegotiate debt terms with the help of a mediator before repossessing any property, Minnesota Public Radio ( ) reported.


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Israeli students win int’l commercial mediation competition

Rachel Rhodes and Daniel Winer photo: PR2017 | Febrero 14
Students from Israel’s College of Law and Business (CLB) in Ramat Gan have won the International Chamber of Commerce’s (ICC) International Commercial Mediation Competition, which was held in Paris last week. This is the world’s foremost competition on the subjects of business mediation and dispute resolution.
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ICC says African regions contribute to new arbitration cases record in 2016

ICC Arbitration2017 | Febrero 10
The International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) has said Africa has contributed to record figures for new cases filed for administration under ICC rules in 2016. According to preliminary statistics released in January, a total of 966 new cases administered by the court were filed last year – involving 3,099 parties from 137 countries – which the court said was a record in its 94-year history.
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Mediation Bill announced for 2017

Irlanda2017 | Febrero 9
The Minister for Justice and Equality, Frances Fitzgerald, has announced that she will publish the long awaited Mediation Bill this year. The option to mediate claims (as opposed to going to trial) already exists in the Irish High and Commercial Courts. However, the proposed legislation will put the obligation to consider mediation on a statutory footing.
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Is an Unsigned Arbitration Agreement Enforceable?

Arbitraje2017 | Febrero 7
As courts repeatedly have emphasized, arbitration agreements are ­contracts. That means we have to consider the law of mutual assent in determining whether the parties entered into a ­binding arbitration ­agreement and whether a ­countersignature is required.
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SVAMC’s 2017 “Tech List” Names the World’s Leading Technology Arbitrators and Mediators

Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center (SVAMC)2017 | Febrero 7
Silicon Valley Arbitration & Mediation Center (SVAMC), a leading not-for-profit that advances the use of arbitration and mediation in technology and technology-related business disputes in the San Francisco Bay Area and around the world, today released its highly anticipated 2017 List of the World’s Leading Technology Neutrals.
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Three myths about arbitration in Romania


2017 | Enero 30
While it is common knowledge for law professionals that parties bound by commercial contracts have, according to Romanian law, the legal option to defer their contractual disputes to arbitration as an alternative to state courts, such option remains rather unknown to the Romanian business environment. This explains why a number of misconceptions and myths about arbitration have appeared in time and – sadly – continue to deprive business entities from a method of commercial dispute resolution which can be competent, flexible, confidential, and efficient.
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Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) Bill [HL]

Derechos Civiles Discriminación Género2017 | Enero 27
Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) Bill [HL]
Second Reading
Moved by Baroness Cox

[Baroness, Lady Cox]
My Lords, I am profoundly grateful to all noble Lords speaking in this debate and to many other noble Lords who have expressed their support for the Bill but are unable to be in their place today. The Bill seeks to address two interrelated issues: the suffering of women oppressed by religiously sanctioned gender discrimination, and a rapidly developing alternative quasi-legal system which undermines the fundamental principle of one law for all.

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Singapore Mediation Centre handles record number of cases in 2016 – 72 per cent more than 2015

Singapore Mediation Centre | SMC2017 | Enero 27
Last year, the Singapore Mediation Centre (SMC) recorded the highest number of cases filed in its 20-year history.

The centre saw 499 cases in 2016, a 72 per cent increase over 2015.
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New efforts rolled out to promote arbitration

Ruanda2017 | Enero 27
New efforts have been rolled out to enhance the capacity of mediators to help reduce the number of cases going to courts.

This was announced in Kigali at the opening of a three-day seminar bringing together US mediators, Rwandan justice stakeholders and lawyers on Wednesday.
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The China-Africa Joint Arbitration Centre

CAJAC | China-Africa Joint Arbitration Centre2017 | Enero 26
The China-Africa Joint Arbitration Centre (CAJAC) was established in August 2015 to address resolution of commercial disputes between Chinese and African parties.

The Beijing Consensus, calling for a joint dispute resolution framework to be developed between China and Africa, was signed in June 2015 by a wide range of Chinese trade commissions, arbitral bodies and universities, as well as delegates from Africa. It was followed by the signing of a similar consensus in Johannesburg in August 2015, resulting in the establishment of CAJAC.
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Apology Bill put forward to promote dispute resolution

Hong Kong2017 | Enero 25
The Government will introduce the Apology Bill to state the legal consequences of making an apology in certain proceedings and legal matters. The main objective of the Bill is to promote and encourage the making of timely apologies in order to facilitate the amicable resolution of disputes.
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Record number of new arbitration cases filed in 2016

Estadística2017 | Enero 24
The International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) had a banner year in 2016, buoyed by record numbers of arbitration cases filed in Asia, Latin America and Africa.
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What I Learned from Studying Neuroscience about the Future of Mediation

Neurociencia2017 | Enero 21
After studying neuroscience for the past ten years, I have begun to think differently about mediation, and how we help others in general.  Neuroscience is the study of the human nervous system, including the brain.  The brain is in charge of all of our bodily functions.  It also allows us to interact with others as individuals.  Studying the brain provides an in-depth look at human nature and why we behave as we do.
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Dutch Speaking Dispute Resolution Agent

Empleo2017 | Enero 20
Join a global management consulting, technology services and outsourcing company, with approximately 336,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries

Accenture’s Services workforce is a dedicated team of specialists who work on outsourcing projects for clients from different countries.
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Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner Job

Empleo2017 | Enero 20
Uniting Communities has exciting opportunity available for a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner to join our Noarlunga Family Relationship Centre. This is a full time position, based in the Marion office but with the possibility of working form other sites at Christies Beach and Aldinga as well as outreach locations.
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New UAE Penal Law Allowing for the Imprisonment of Biased Arbitrators Leads to Widespread Concern and Uncertainty in International Arbitration Community

Penal2017 | Enero 17
Through a recent amendment to Article 257 of the UAE Penal Code, any arbitrators, experts, or translators who issue biased decisions or opinions in UAE arbitration proceedings may now be subject to criminal liability. The new law has led to widespread concern and uncertainty in the international arbitration community.
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Supreme Court to Decide If Employee Arbitration Clauses Are Enforceable Nationwide

Tribunal Supremo EEUU2017 | Enero 17
The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to consider whether companies can head off costly class action lawsuits by forcing employees to give up their right to pursue work-related legal claims in court as a group. Sigue leyendo

Online justice: why courts should explore emerging digital possibilities

ODR2017 | Enero 16
eople in all societies have disputes. In advanced legal systems the dominant approach to resolving them has been to instruct lawyers and appear before courts. But with the internet, advanced hardware and cutting-edge software coming on-stream, the days of fetching up in front of a judge with bulging case-files are beginning to change – though rather faster in some parts of the world than others.
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Lack of industry experience stifling use of arbitration for tech disputes

Telecomunicaciones2017 | Enero 16
Arbitrators’ lack of industry expertise is stifling the use of international arbitration for resolving technology disputes, according to a study by Pinsent Masons and academics.

Despite being recognised as well suited for TMT disputes by 92 per cent of disputes lawyers, an analysis of the usage of dispute resolution mechanisms over the last five years found international arbitration continues to trail behind litigation as a resolution method, being used for just 35 per cent of disputes.
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Sri Lanka business chambers conduct briefing on introducing mediation for the resolution of commercial disputes

Sri Lanka2017 | Enero 15
Introduction of ‘Commercial Mediation’ will offer Sri Lanka’s business community an optional dispute resolution mechanism in addition to litigation and Arbitration, both of which are riddled with delay and expense.
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CDR (Commercial Dispute Resolution) Spring Arbitration Symposium 2017

CDR2017 | Enero 17
Leading industry figures will analyse and debate the most important current and future trends in international arbitration, before an audience of expert practitioners, in-house lawyers, and professionals from associated industries from across the world.

Our Spring Arbitration Symposium event will focus on a wide range of sectoral and practice developments in arbitration; our past events have considered current trends in the construction and engineering, energy, shipping, and IP sectors.
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