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. […]

Treatise on Treaties: Government Change and Withdrawal from International Agreements

International treaties are a tricky business. They are essentially contracts between signatory nations. Problems emerge when nations withdraw from or don’t ratify these treaties in the first place. While some treaties do explicitly forbid, or simple do not provide a withdrawal process, we do come to one of the more troublesome points of international law: […]

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 […]

All Tangled Up: Asia’s Noodle Bowl and the TPP

Chances are, you’ve probably heard of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP). Recently it seems that everyone within Australian politics, from the Prime Minister to members of the Greens, have had something to say on the matter. Politics aside, however, the TPP is undoubtedly one of the most significant Free Trade Agreements (FTA) to be negotiated […]