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Arb-med-arb is a protocol that engages a separate mediator and arbitrator.
In 2014, the Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC) and SIAC launched a new protocol for resolving disputes that combines mediation and arbitration, but avoids some of the difficulties with, for instance, med-arb by having a separate mediator and arbitrator. It is known as the AMA Protocol. The AMA Protocol allows parties to commence arbitration, suspend arbitration to attempt mediation and either return to arbitration if mediation proves unsuccessful, or if settlement is reached, to record the settlement as a consent award in the arbitration (arb-med-arb), thus bringing it under United Nations Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards enforcement.

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