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  • Singapore Academy of Law
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  • Legal-Related Institutions
    in Accountancy Business Economics Information Systems and Social Sciences The Law School also offers a full time graduate law programme called the SMU Juris Doctor JD Programme which was introduced in 2009 a 3 year program This is an additional route for those who aspire to become qualified persons for the purpose of entry into the Singapore legal profession The SMU Law School distinguishes itself by offering a fully seminar style pedagogy contextualised learning and a holistic and global perspective through a broad based curriculum and a mandatory internship requirement The Law School s students are also required to fulfil a mandatory term of pro bono work and Community Service The SMU Law School is made up of a collegial team of faculty with postgraduate degrees from renowned universities worldwide and are dedicated to producing excellent legal research and writing Please visit the SMU School of Law website for further information The National University of Singapore Faculty of Law is widely regarded as Asia s leading law school Staffed by a permanent faculty diverse in origin and qualifications NUS Law is dedicated to building a vibrant community and creating an environment that facilitates critical thinking and reflection on the fundamental legal issues confronting our interconnected world Located in Singapore which for more than a century has been a commercial hub at the crossroads of Asia NUS Law is very much Asia s Global Law School Since 1957 our curriculum has been infused with perspectives from other jurisdictions and disciplines This tradition has accelerated in recent years providing a legal education that is comparative international and multi disciplinary The strength of the curriculum lies in the broad and diverse range of subjects it offers In addition to a rigorous core curriculum students can choose electives in areas ranging from Asian legal

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  • Legal-Related Institutions
    in Accountancy Business Economics Information Systems and Social Sciences The Law School also offers a full time graduate law programme called the SMU Juris Doctor JD Programme which was introduced in 2009 a 3 year program This is an additional route for those who aspire to become qualified persons for the purpose of entry into the Singapore legal profession The SMU Law School distinguishes itself by offering a fully seminar style pedagogy contextualised learning and a holistic and global perspective through a broad based curriculum and a mandatory internship requirement The Law School s students are also required to fulfil a mandatory term of pro bono work and Community Service The SMU Law School is made up of a collegial team of faculty with postgraduate degrees from renowned universities worldwide and are dedicated to producing excellent legal research and writing Please visit the SMU School of Law website for further information The National University of Singapore Faculty of Law is widely regarded as Asia s leading law school Staffed by a permanent faculty diverse in origin and qualifications NUS Law is dedicated to building a vibrant community and creating an environment that facilitates critical thinking and reflection on the fundamental legal issues confronting our interconnected world Located in Singapore which for more than a century has been a commercial hub at the crossroads of Asia NUS Law is very much Asia s Global Law School Since 1957 our curriculum has been infused with perspectives from other jurisdictions and disciplines This tradition has accelerated in recent years providing a legal education that is comparative international and multi disciplinary The strength of the curriculum lies in the broad and diverse range of subjects it offers In addition to a rigorous core curriculum students can choose electives in areas ranging from Asian legal

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  • Legal-Related Institutions
    for those who aspire to become qualified persons for the purpose of entry into the Singapore legal profession The SMU Law School distinguishes itself by offering a fully seminar style pedagogy contextualised learning and a holistic and global perspective through a broad based curriculum and a mandatory internship requirement The Law School s students are also required to fulfil a mandatory term of pro bono work and Community Service The SMU Law School is made up of a collegial team of faculty with postgraduate degrees from renowned universities worldwide and are dedicated to producing excellent legal research and writing Please visit the SMU School of Law website for further information The National University of Singapore Faculty of Law is widely regarded as Asia s leading law school Staffed by a permanent faculty diverse in origin and qualifications NUS Law is dedicated to building a vibrant community and creating an environment that facilitates critical thinking and reflection on the fundamental legal issues confronting our interconnected world Located in Singapore which for more than a century has been a commercial hub at the crossroads of Asia NUS Law is very much Asia s Global Law School Since 1957 our curriculum has been infused with perspectives from other jurisdictions and disciplines This tradition has accelerated in recent years providing a legal education that is comparative international and multi disciplinary The strength of the curriculum lies in the broad and diverse range of subjects it offers In addition to a rigorous core curriculum students can choose electives in areas ranging from Asian legal studies to banking and finance from public international law to intellectual property or from arbitration to jurisprudence The aim is to provide a liberal education that enables our graduates to think critically and creatively as globally oriented lawyers with a strong

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  • Singapore Academy of Law
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  • Arbitration & ADR in Singapore
    the Community Mediation Centres and other agencies and tribunals In other words mediation is practised in the various sectors of society catering to the diverse ethnic and social backgrounds of Singaporeans from the grassroots community to government and business Mediation saves time and money and guarantees confidentiality In April 2013 against the backdrop of a significant growth of trade and investment within Asia and the corresponding need for cross border commercial dispute resolution services the Honourable the Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon and the Ministry of Law appointed Edwin Glasgow CBE QC and George Lim SC to co chair a Working Group to propose plans to develop the international commercial mediation space in Singapore The Working Group submitted its recommendations in November 2013 which were welcomed by the Ministry of Law Two key recommendations made by the Working Group were a to establish a professional body to set standards and provide accreditation for mediators and b to establish an international mediation service provider offering a quality panel of international mediators and experts as well as user centric innovative products and services These two recommendations have led to the formation of the Singapore International Mediation Institute SIMI and the Singapore International Mediation Centre SIMC Both organisations were formally launched on 5 November 2014 and mark a major milestone in Singapore s development as a regional dispute resolution hub Unlike arbitration there is presently no legislation dealing specifically with mediation with the exception of the Community Mediation Centres Act The common law principles of contract come into play when adjudicating mediation clauses in contracts where they are provided for The general view is that the existence of a mediation clause does not preclude the jurisdiction of the courts However pursuant to another recommendation of the Working Group legislative amendments are being considered by the Ministry of Law to strengthen the legal framework for mediation in Singapore The proposed Mediation Bill will include provisions relating to the enforceability of mediated settlements by the Singapore Courts and the confidentiality and admissibility of communications made in the course of mediation As an illustration of the acceptance of mediation as a form of dispute resolution as at 31 July 2015 2778 matters were referred to the SMC with 73 of disputes successfully settled Since its inception about S 3 3 billion worth of disputes have been mediated at the SMC the highest quantum being S 209 million Arbitration Like mediation arbitration is a fairly new concept in the Singapore context only taking root in the 1990s with the passing of the Arbitration Act and International Arbitration Act after the country acceded to the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards in 1986 the cornerstone of Singapore arbitration law Awards made in Singapore either in respect of a domestic or international arbitration are binding and enforceable In particular if a counterparty is from a NY Convention country an award obtained in Singapore against that counterparty is enforceable in the latter s country Like

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  • Arbitration & ADR in Singapore
    the Community Mediation Centres and other agencies and tribunals In other words mediation is practised in the various sectors of society catering to the diverse ethnic and social backgrounds of Singaporeans from the grassroots community to government and business Mediation saves time and money and guarantees confidentiality In April 2013 against the backdrop of a significant growth of trade and investment within Asia and the corresponding need for cross border commercial dispute resolution services the Honourable the Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon and the Ministry of Law appointed Edwin Glasgow CBE QC and George Lim SC to co chair a Working Group to propose plans to develop the international commercial mediation space in Singapore The Working Group submitted its recommendations in November 2013 which were welcomed by the Ministry of Law Two key recommendations made by the Working Group were a to establish a professional body to set standards and provide accreditation for mediators and b to establish an international mediation service provider offering a quality panel of international mediators and experts as well as user centric innovative products and services These two recommendations have led to the formation of the Singapore International Mediation Institute SIMI and the Singapore International Mediation Centre SIMC Both organisations were formally launched on 5 November 2014 and mark a major milestone in Singapore s development as a regional dispute resolution hub Unlike arbitration there is presently no legislation dealing specifically with mediation with the exception of the Community Mediation Centres Act The common law principles of contract come into play when adjudicating mediation clauses in contracts where they are provided for The general view is that the existence of a mediation clause does not preclude the jurisdiction of the courts However pursuant to another recommendation of the Working Group legislative amendments are being considered by the Ministry of Law to strengthen the legal framework for mediation in Singapore The proposed Mediation Bill will include provisions relating to the enforceability of mediated settlements by the Singapore Courts and the confidentiality and admissibility of communications made in the course of mediation As an illustration of the acceptance of mediation as a form of dispute resolution as at 31 July 2015 2778 matters were referred to the SMC with 73 of disputes successfully settled Since its inception about S 3 3 billion worth of disputes have been mediated at the SMC the highest quantum being S 209 million Arbitration Like mediation arbitration is a fairly new concept in the Singapore context only taking root in the 1990s with the passing of the Arbitration Act and International Arbitration Act after the country acceded to the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards in 1986 the cornerstone of Singapore arbitration law Awards made in Singapore either in respect of a domestic or international arbitration are binding and enforceable In particular if a counterparty is from a NY Convention country an award obtained in Singapore against that counterparty is enforceable in the latter s country Like

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  • Arbitration & ADR in Singapore
    for mediators and b to establish an international mediation service provider offering a quality panel of international mediators and experts as well as user centric innovative products and services These two recommendations have led to the formation of the Singapore International Mediation Institute SIMI and the Singapore International Mediation Centre SIMC Both organisations were formally launched on 5 November 2014 and mark a major milestone in Singapore s development as a regional dispute resolution hub Unlike arbitration there is presently no legislation dealing specifically with mediation with the exception of the Community Mediation Centres Act The common law principles of contract come into play when adjudicating mediation clauses in contracts where they are provided for The general view is that the existence of a mediation clause does not preclude the jurisdiction of the courts However pursuant to another recommendation of the Working Group legislative amendments are being considered by the Ministry of Law to strengthen the legal framework for mediation in Singapore The proposed Mediation Bill will include provisions relating to the enforceability of mediated settlements by the Singapore Courts and the confidentiality and admissibility of communications made in the course of mediation As an illustration of the acceptance of mediation as a form of dispute resolution as at 31 July 2015 2778 matters were referred to the SMC with 73 of disputes successfully settled Since its inception about S 3 3 billion worth of disputes have been mediated at the SMC the highest quantum being S 209 million Arbitration Like mediation arbitration is a fairly new concept in the Singapore context only taking root in the 1990s with the passing of the Arbitration Act and International Arbitration Act after the country acceded to the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards in 1986 the

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