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Introduction of SIDRA by Prof. Nadja Alexander

Prof. Nadja Alexander, Academic Director of SIDRA, introduces the Singapore International Dispute Resolution Academy.

Nadja Alexander, Academic Director of SIDRA (Singapore International Dispute Resolution Academy).

This new centre was announced for the first time at the keynote address of the #GPCseries Singapore.

Posted by The Global Pound Conference Series – GPC on Thursday, March 17, 2016

Global Pound Conference Singapore 2016

GPC2016Lend your voice, shape a legacy!

The Global Pound Conference (GPC) is the place for you to meet like-minded and passionate individuals and stakeholders to discuss the future of dispute resolution and access to justice.

Launching in Singapore in March 2016 and ending in London in 2017, the GPC series will convene all stakeholders in the field of dispute resolution around the world to expound upon key challenges in Appropriate Dispute Resolution (ADR) of interest and relevance to all. Whether you are a dispute resolution user, mediator, lawyer, judge, arbitrator, academic or student, you will not want to miss this golden opportunity!

The exciting 2-day inaugural GPC Singapore 2016 held at the Supreme Court of Singapore from 17 to 18 March 2016 will provoke debate on existing tools and techniques, stimulate new ideas and generate actionable data on the needs of corporate and individual dispute resolution users, both locally and globally.

Come listen to eminent international and local speakers. Join them to shape the future of dispute resolution and improve access to justice by providing your input! You will also attend a diverse range of engaging sessions held concurrently on what matters most to you, be it Court ADR, Arbitration, Online Dispute Resolution or Neuroscience in ADR. There will also be networking opportunities to interact with local and international stakeholders through panel discussions, interactive sessions and informal engagements.

Come and join us now! Please click here to see programme outline.

CDRC Vienna 2016 – the IBA-VIAC Mediation and Negotiation Competition

CDRC Vienna – the IBA-VIAC Mediation and Negotiation Competition will go into its second round from 28 June to 2 July 2016 in Vienna.

The Competition brings together students from around the world who specialize in mediation or negotiation to enable them to prove their skill and strategy to achieve the best deals in simulated legal mediations based on an adapted version of the Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot problem.

The 5-day event will include over 50 competition sessions and will be accompanied by daily educational and social events, uniting 200 competitively selected students and experts from over 30 countries.

Practitioners specializing in mediation or negotiation who would like to volunteer as an Expert Assessor for the competition are invited to apply online until 31 March 2016.

For more information please visit, stay posted on Facebook or Twitter or contact competition director Claudia Winkler at

Please click here to see the flyer of the event.

Chief Justice launches Mediation rules – Samoa Observer

Chief Justice, His Honour Patu Tiava’asue Falefatu Sapolu yesterday launched Samoa’s Mediation Rules 2013 during a gathering at the Samoa Tourism Authority (STA) fale.

Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa’ilele Malielegaoi was among Cabinet Ministers and senior government officials present. Also present was the Speaker of the House, La’auli Leuatea Polata’ivao as well as members of the judiciary.
His Honour Patu said the launch yesterday was a significant milestone for Samoa.

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