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The Singapore Convention on Mediation

A Commentary

9781800884847 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Guillermo Palao, Professor of Private International Law, University of Valencia, Spain
Publication Date: December 2022 ISBN: 978 1 80088 484 7 Extent: c 352 pp
This Commentary offers an article-by-article examination of the United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation (the Singapore Convention), as well as insights into the negotiation process through which the Convention was developed. It provides deep theoretical and practical analysis of the Convention and its consequences for the promotion of mediation as a mechanism to solve commercial conflicts with a cross-border character.

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This Commentary offers an article-by-article examination of the United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation (the Singapore Convention), as well as insights into the negotiation process through which the Convention was developed. It provides deep theoretical and practical analysis of the Convention and its consequences for the promotion of mediation as a mechanism to solve commercial conflicts with a cross-border character.

Key Features:
• A comparative approach with perspectives from five continents and a variety of legal traditions
• Critical discussion of every stage from the negotiation to the conclusion of the Convention
• Sound proposals for the Convention’s implementation and application by States and regional organisations
• Contributions from a diverse group of practitioners and academics, including some who were part of the negotiation of the Singapore Convention

The Commentary will be a crucial resource for practitioners, arbitrators and mediators involved in cross-border commercial disputes, as well as judges in this area. It will also be of interest to scholars interested in international commercial law, arbitration and mediation.
Contributors
Contributors include: Itai Apter, Gabriela Balseca, Roni Ben David, Ximena Bustamante, Pablo Cortés, Stefano Dominelli, Carlos Esplugues, Nuria González Martín, Mark T. Kawakami, Gyooho Lee, Dulce Lopes, Peter Mankowski, Théophile M. Margellos, Cedr Mciarb, Achille Ngwanza, Guillermo Palao, Afonso Patrão, Ilaria Queirolo, Valesca Raizer Borges Moschen, S.I. Strong, Sven Stürmann, Dai Yokomizo
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