Mediation, in which an independent professional assists parties to work towards a negotiated settlement, is an increasingly popular and accepted method of resolving disagreements across the international business world.
It is principally used by parties locked in a dispute which must otherwise be fought out in litigation or arbitration. The Covid-19 global pandemic gave rise to court closures around the globe, which resulted in a backlog of cases. This caused many governments and judicial bodies around the world to actively encourage parties to disputes to engage in mediation to settle their disputes, rather than going to court. As a result, there has been a greater uptake of mediation and it is growing in popularity as a form of highly effective alternative dispute resolution.
To give more insight and understanding to commercial mediation, Webber Wentzel has recently contributed
the South African chapter of the 5th edition of
Linklaters Global Mediation Review 2022. The guide provides answers to key questions related to commercial mediation across 19 different jurisdictions.
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Authors for this chapter are Priyesh Daya, Erin Warmington and Anel de Meyer.