- Coming to terms—enforceability of settlement agreements reached through conciliation
- What, in broad terms, is such a convention designed to achieve?
- Why is the term 'conciliation' rather than 'mediation' being used?
- As things currently stand, what is the scope of the proposed convention?
- Is it envisaged that the convention will govern the validity and form of settlement agreements?
- What is the appetite for such a convention internationally?
- Do you think the convention should apply where parties have reached a settlement agreement in the course of judicial, arbitral or any other proceedings?
- What sorts of enforcement mechanisms are being considered?
- What are the next steps for the convention's development?
Arbitration analysis: Tony Willis, a barrister at Brick Court Chambers, and Angharad M Parry, a barrister at 20 Essex Street, analyse a proposed convention on the enforceability of international commercial settlement agreements reached through conciliation.
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