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Sponsored briefing: Civil mediation before litigation

Sponsored briefing: Civil mediation before litigation

R&T Asia (Thailand) assesses how recent amendments to Thailand’s Civil Procedure Code have impacted litigation practice in the jurisdiction

Thailand has recently enabled a party to a dispute to request in-court civil mediation even before a complaint is filed with the court, with a view to saving time and resources which would otherwise be used in civil proceedings. This new form of civil mediation before litigation became effective on
7 November 2020 and was introduced by way of an amendment to the Civil Procedure Code, which is the law setting out the general procedure for the conduct of civil proceedings in Thailand.