[Webinar] The Singapore Convention on Mediation: What Comes Next?


The United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation, also known as the Singapore Convention on Mediation, was adopted by the UN General Assembly on 20 December 2018. The Convention is the first UN treaty to be named after Singapore. It enables a cross-border mediated settlement agreement to be enforced or to be invoked to prove that a matter had already been resolved. 

Singapore hosted the signing ceremony for the Singapore Convention on Mediation on 7 August 2019. 70 countries attended this event, with 46 countries signing the Convention that day.  Another 24 countries attended the signing ceremony to show their support for the Convention. Since the signing ceremony, seven other countries have signed the Convention, bringing the total number of signatories to 53. Six countries have ratified the Convention, and it has entered into force on 12 September 2020.

What were the negotiations that led to the Singapore Convention on Mediation like?  What were some of the differences that needed to be bridged, that enabled a Convention to be agreed upon? This session will cover a sharing on the Convention and its negotiation process.

This session will also provide participants with an understanding of the different ways in which a party can make enforcement or invocation applications under the Bill, the requirements that a party must satisfy before the Court will consider approving an enforcement or invocation application, and the provisions that stipulate the grounds that the Court may consider in refusing such an application. 

We are pleased to have the following speakers for the webinar:

  • Ms Natalie Y. Morris-Sharma, Deputy Senior State Counsel, Attorney-General’s Chambers
  • Ms Gloria Lim, Director of the Legal Industry Division and Director of Legal Services, Ministry of Law
  • Ms Sharon S M Ong, Director-General (International & Advisory), Ministry of Law

To know more about the webinar and the speakers, please click here.

Early Bird: S$15 (after GST)
(Early bird ends on Sunday, 18 October 2020, 11.59pm)

Standard Fee: $20 (after GST)

Public CPD Point(s): 1 Point
Practice Area: Alternative Dispute Resolution
Category: General

Participants who wish to obtain CPD Points are reminded that they must comply strictly with the Attendance Policy set out in the CPD Guidelines. For this activity, this includes signing in on arrival and signing out at the conclusion of the activity in the manner required by the organiser, and not being absent from the entire activity for more than 15 minutes. Participants who do not comply with the Attendance Policy will not be able to obtain CPD Points for attending the activity. Please refer to SILECPD Centre for more information.

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