Alternative dispute resolution (ADR)

We have remained at the forefront of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) law for more than 20 years, having launched one of the world’s first dedicated ADR legal practices committed to settling disputes, whether pursued independently or in parallel to litigation or arbitration.

Norton Rose Fulbright is respected for its consistent and lengthy presence in the Singapore market, resulting in a deep local and regional offering.Chambers Asia-Pacific, 2022

Our lawyers are highly experienced legal practitioners who frequently represent clients in ADR processes, including acting as mediators and arbitrators under the world’s leading ADR and arbitration institutions. Likewise, they are experienced in advising on unadministered or ad hoc arbitrations and mediations across a variety of key industry sectors worldwide.

Part of our approach includes working closely with our clients to determine the best dispute resolution process to meet their needs – our clients have increasingly found that the privacy, flexibility and relative speed of ADR make it a logical choice in business disputes of all kinds, including those featuring complex financial issues. We keep an open mind as to how we can best – and most cost effectively – secure our clients’ goals, advising them on the proper drafting of ADR provisions for both domestic and international transactions.

Our areas of work include

  • Arbitration
  • Dispute prevention
  • Drafting dispute resolution and arbitration clauses
  • Fact-finding
  • Mediation
  • Mini-trials
  • Negotiation
  • Risk management
  • Settlement conferencing

Market recognitions

  • Chambers Asia-Pacific, Singapore: Dispute Resolution: Arbitration: The Elite, Chambers and Partners, 2022
  • Chambers Global, Singapore: Dispute Resolution: Arbitration: Elite, Chambers and Partners, 2022
  • Legal 500 Asia-Pacific, Singapore: International Arbitration, The Legal 500, 2022
  • Global Arbitration Review, GAR 30: Listed among the world’s top 30 arbitration practices, Law Business Research, 2022




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