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USC Gould Center for Dispute Resolution 5th Annual Symposium - Bridging the Common and Civil Law Chasm - Webinar 3
Our Annual International Arbitration Symposium for 2020 was postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We offer, in its place, a series of 3 webinars covering the planned topics from last year. Each will run about 90 minutes and will be free to attendees.

We have added a networking session immediately following each webinar. This is an opportunity to interact in smaller groups with our panelists and other attendees.

Webinar 3
The Singapore Convention and the Rise of Cross-Border Commercial Mediation: Challenges and Opportunities

Wednesday May 19: 8:00 AM Pacific/11:00 AM Eastern/11:00 PM Singapore
Moderated breakout sessions to follow panel presentations

More than 110 countries around the world now have a national law on mediation. Mediation centers have been established in remote corners of the globe, and mediation trainings and accreditation programs are being offered on an international scale. And in 2008, the European Union passed the Directive on certain aspects of mediation in civil and commercial matters. These developments notwithstanding, the reality is that compared to arbitration, cross-border and domestic mediation are sorely underutilized the world over. Why? Will the Singapore Convention make good on its promise to promote mediation as an effective method of resolving trade disputes?

Keynote address
Hiro N. Aragaki, FCIArb, International Arbitrator & Mediator, JAMS – Los Angeles

Panelists
Howard B. Miller, FCIArb, International Arbitrator & Mediator, JAMS – Los Angeles (moderator)
Josephine Hadikusumo, International Mediator and Director, Asia Mediation Centre – Sabah, Malaysia
Michael McIlwrath, Former Vice President - Litigation, Baker Hughes Company; Chair – ICC Governing Body for Dispute Resolution Services – Florence
Nina Mocheva, Senior Financial Sector Specialist (Dispute Resolution and Insolvency), World Bank Group – Washington DC
Laila Ollapally, Mediator and Founder, Centre of Advanced Mediation Practice - Bangalore

May 19, 2021 08:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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