WIPO updated the Alternative Dispute Resolution Rules

In order to reflect the changes brought upon by the UN Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation (Singapore Convention on Mediation), WIPO has updated the Mediation Rules, effective 01 January 2020. In addition, to clarify the availability of mediation as an option in court proceedings or arbitration, both the revised WIPO Arbitration Rules, and revised WIPO Expedited Arbitration Rules now expressly refer to mediation.