Cal. Litig. 2019, Volume 32, Number 3

A Journey to a Paramount Moment in International Dispute Resolution: The Singapore Convention

By Ana M. Sambold

Ana M. Sambold is a Southern California Mediator and Arbitrator. Her practice involves the resolution of business/commercial, insurance, employment, trusts, real property matters, and cases involving multinational parties and cross-cultural issues. Ana speaks Spanish fluently and mediates and arbitrates regularly using both English and Spanish. She is on the neutral panels of the American Arbitration Association (AAA), ADR Services, Inc., and several courts, federal and state agencies. She is the past Co-Chair of the ADR Committee of the California Lawyers Association. Sambold@

"Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller." – Ibn Battuta

Not every day do you get invited to attend the signing ceremony of an international treaty and witness a historic event in your professional field. So, when the government of Singapore invited me to attend the signing ceremony of the United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation (known as the Singapore Convention) on August 7, 2019, I was thrilled.

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