Singapore Convention on Mediation: Better Enforcing Cross-Border Mediation Agreements

By Jing Zhi Wong Enforcing mediation agreements overseas can often be difficult. The proposed Singapore Convention seeks to simplify the process.   Arbitration, Mediation and ADR In commercial law, alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods like arbitration and mediation are becoming increasingly popular in resolving cross-border commercial disputes. Arbitration is the most formal form of ADR. […]

Aircraft Salvage in Admiralty Law

By Jing Zhi Wong In a deal signed between a private seabed exploration firm and the Malaysian government, the latter was willing to pay up to $70-million in rewards conditional upon finding the elusive aircraft MH370.[1] This ‘no find, no fee’ arrangement has led to increased interest in the admiralty law of salvage because of […]

How to Sue a Nation: Corporation v. Country

As the death bells knell for the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), a multilateral trade agreement which was (eventually) opposed by every serious US Presidential candidate, many enraged netizens are left hanging with fervent opinions about their country’s obligations to foreign investors. Over the course of this election, America decided that Investor State Dispute Settlements, or ISDS, just […]