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Clifford Chance


Singapore Convention on Mediation Signed by 46 Countries

14 August 2019

On 7 August 2019, the Singapore Convention on Mediation (the "Convention"), the world's first ever convention on mediation, was signed in Singapore. In an early sign of strong multilateral support, 46 countries signed the Convention including the USA, China, India and South Korea. The Convention will come into force once three countries have ratified it; the Convention remains open for further signatures. This briefing answers five key questions about the Convention, and its impact on international dispute resolution.

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