Learning & events

PDG event | Findings from the survey on International Dispute Resolution: Implications for practice

with Nadja Alexander

Thursday 19 December 2019 | Brisbane

We warmly invite you to join the QLD Professional Development Groups for the 2019 annual end-of-year event with Nadja Alexander.

Nadja presents the findings of the inaugural International Dispute Resolution Survey conducted by the Singapore International Dispute Resolution Academy (SIDRA). In conducting this first-of-its-kind survey, SIDRA wanted to learn more about how businesses make decisions about resolving cross-border disputes, and why. The SIDRA Survey focuses on experiences of international, mediation, arbitration, litigation and hybrid forms. It captures the experiences of legal and corporate users in relation to these dispute resolution procedures.

In 2019 the world of international dispute resolution is at a turning point. Whether we are talking about arbitration, mediation or litigation, international dispute resolution systems are evolving rapidly. Think of the recent emergence of international commercial courts in ascendant global cities like Dubai and Singapore, the new UNCITRAL spotlight on reforming investment arbitration, the United Nation’s adoption of the Singapore Convention on Mediation, and the advancement of technology to support online dispute resolution.

Against this background, the SIDRA Survey offers unique insights relevant to dispute resolution practitioners, institutions and policy makers.

Participants will receive a copy of SIDRA’s preliminary report at the event.

Hope to see you there and of course, you will have an opportunity to clink glasses and network with all your colleagues.

About the presenters

Nadja Alexander is Professor and Director of the Singapore International Dispute Resolution Academy at Singapore Management University and holds honorary appointments in the United States (Mitchell Hamline Law School) and Australia (Queensland and Newcastle Universities). A practical thinker and thinking practitioner, Nadja is the author of authoritative texts including Global Trends in Mediation, International and Comparative Mediation. Nadja is excited about her newest work, The Singapore Convention on Mediation: A Commentary, which has just been published by Wolters Kluwer – and looking forward to returning to Brisbane to present as a Resolution Institute member.

Thanks to Feeney Family Law for generously supporting this event.