Series of events held in Manila today to launch the ICC Mediation Rules in the Philippines
A full day of events was held in Manila, Philippines to mark the launch of the new ICC Rules of Mediation.
The day kicked
off with a talk hosted by the University of Santo Tomas (UST) Faculty of Civil
Law, which was attended by law students and faculty members from various law
schools across Manila. Attendees were given an overview of the suite of dispute
resolution options available to parties involved in a dispute, and an
introduction to the ICC Mediation Rules as well as the ICC Mediation
Competition. Thereafter, around 90 legal practitioners, mediators, in-house
counsel, government lawyers and academics gathered in Quisumbing Torres - Baker
& McKenzie for the ICC Mediation Rules Launch Seminar.
and participants of the days’ events spoke strongly in favour of developing
mediation in the Philippines. Atty. Rita Linda Jimeno, Managing Partner of Jimeno
Cope & David Law Offices, who is a Supreme Court-accredited mediator for
the Philippine Court of Appeals and also a professor of law at the San Beda
College of Law in Alabang and the Associate Dean of CEU, shared that a study of
Supreme Court cases she previously conducted showed that the average court case
filed in the Philippines would take 12 to 15 years to reach the Supreme Court
from the time that it is first filed in the regional trial court. Atty. Donemark Calimon, head
of the Dispute Resolution Practice Group of Quisumbing Torres, further pointed
out in his welcome address that the Philippine legal framework also supports
the use of mediation; for example, Philippines’ Alternative Dispute Resolution
Act of 2004, a settlement agreement that is entered into following a successful
mediation can be enforced as if it were an Order of Court. Mediation
is therefore a very attractive solution for Philippine parties, and the
introduction of the new ICC Mediation Rules in the Philippines is timely.
the course of the next two weeks, ICC Dispute Resolution Services will be
organizing a series of events across Asia and Australia to launch the new Rules
in the region. For more information and details on how to register, please visit
ICC events page or
contact Ms Siti Rohani at +65 6225 9081 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
learn more about ICC Mediation, including the new Mediation Rules, please visit