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Alternative dispute resolution e-bulletin

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • January 17 2012

Welcome to our first ADR e-bulletin of 2012

Supreme Court of India holds that mediation proceedings are confidential

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • India
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  • January 31 2011

On 7 January 2011 the Supreme Court of India, in the case of Moti Ram (D) Tr. LRs and Anr. Vs Ashok Kumar and Anr (Civic Appeal No. 1095 of 2008), held that mediation proceedings were confidential in nature, and that only an executed settlement agreement or alternatively a statement that the mediation proceedings were unsuccessful, should be provided to the court by the mediator

HMRC publishes litigation and settlement strategy and ADR draft guidance

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 6 2011

HMRC is seeking comments on the draft guidance to staff for the implementation of the revised litigation strategy published in July 2011

Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA) revises its mediationconciliation rules

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Malaysia
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  • September 6 2011

KLRCA, in collaboration with the Malaysian judiciary and the Malaysian Mediation Centre's committee members, recently revised its MediationConciliation Rules, demonstrating its support for mediation as a form of ADR

Application of "lawyers-as-mediators" programme in Singapore is expanded to Small Claims Tribunal

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Singapore
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  • June 8 2011

A programme which allows lawyers to become "Associated Mediators" through the Singapore Mediation Centre has continued to grow in Singapore

Changes to the Industrial Relations Act in Singapore allow employees to pursue mediation

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Singapore
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  • June 8 2011

On 1 February 2011 amendments to the Industrial Relations Act were brought into force in Singapore

Hong Kong courts consider the mediation-arbitration procedure

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Hong Kong
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  • June 8 2011

In Gao Hai Yan v Keeneye Holdings Ltd 2011 HKEC 514, the enforcement in Hong Kong of a mainland arbitral award that was rendered (in China) following failed settlement efforts in a mediator-arbitrator ('med-arb') process was challenged on public policy grounds

High Court comments on mediation in Samuel Smith Old Brewery (Tadcaster) v Philip Lee (trading as "Cropton Brewery") 2011 EWHC 1879 (CH)

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • September 6 2011

The High Court has held that Cropton Brewery infringed Samuel Smith's registered trade mark for a stylised white rose device and committed passing off by using one of its labels incorporating a white rose device for "Yorkshire Warrior" beer

Russian mediation law comes into force

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Russia
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  • January 31 2011

On 1 January 2011, the Federal Law on Alternative Dispute Resolution Procedure with the participation of an Intermediary (193-FZ) came into force in Russia

Ministry of Justice consultation on promoting greater recourse to ADR

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • United Kingdom
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  • June 8 2011

In our first ADR e-bulletin of this year we reported that the UK government had publicly committed to a greater use of mediation and other forms of ADR in the civil justice system