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Mediation-arbitration (med-arb)

Med-arb combines the familiar processes of mediation and arbitration into a single, hybrid dispute resolution package.
In med-arb, as in conventional mediation, the mediator seeks to facilitate a negotiated resolution between the parties. If, however, the mediation fails, the mediator then becomes the arbitrator and authoritatively determines the dispute.

Med-arb has been increasing in popularity in Asia in recent years. CIETAC, China’s leading arbitration body, reports that it is resolving up to 30% of commercial disputes through med-arb.

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