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  • Singapore Institute of Legal Education
    Mediation Centre Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration ADR Publications Laws of Singapore Overview Commercial Law Case Law Cases in Articles Free Law Arbitration Cases Statutes Singapore Law Watch Headline News Commentaries Judgments Legislation Notices Directions Continuing Legal Education Resources Media Press Releases Speeches Publications Online References Sample Clauses Directory of Law Practices Latest Singapore Rankings Events Upcoming Events Archive Events Archive 2013 Events Archive 2012 Singapore Institute of Legal Education The Singapore Institute of Legal Education the Institute is a statutory body established under the Legal Profession Act Cap 161 The Institute is entrusted with maintaining and improving the standards of legal education in Singapore and has powers to review the implementation of initiatives programmes and curricula relating to legal education in Singapore including diploma undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and continuing professional development The work of the Institute includes conducting the Singapore Bar Examinations and the Foreign Practitioner Examinations and coordinating the mandatory Continuing Professional Development scheme The Institute is managed by a Board of Directors which includes members of the Supreme Court judiciary the Attorney General the President of the Law Society of Singapore and the Deans of the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law and the Singapore

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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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  • 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 Institutions
    Directions Continuing Legal Education Resources Media Press Releases Speeches Publications Online References Sample Clauses Directory of Law Practices Latest Singapore Rankings Events Upcoming Events Archive Events Archive 2013 Events Archive 2012 Maxwell Chambers Maxwell Chambers is the world s first integrated dispute resolution complex housing both best of class hearing facilities as well as top international Alternative Dispute Resolution ADR institutions Centrally positioned in the heart of Singapore s business district Maxwell Chambers is located in the former Customs House a refurbished four storey conservation building with a stately neo classical façade Maxwell Chambers has 23 custom designed hearing rooms and preparation rooms with the largest room able to accommodate some 140 people Maxwell Chambers offers Confidentiality 24 hour building security individual keycard access to acoustically treated rooms where documents can be left overnight and trained staff who understand ADR and the need for confidentiality Comfort High quality and fully adjustable chairs deep tables with built in plug sockets mobile shelves for files and the exclusive Arbitrators Lounge with complimentary refreshments and reading materials Convenience Fully equipped rooms and a suite of supporting services including transcription interpretation audio visual capability video conferencing tele conferencing and a Business Centre Catering can be provided or users can visit a wide range of food and beverage outlets on the ground floor Maxwell Chambers is also home to the regional offices of some of the world s most established ADR institutions Singapore International Arbitration Centre SIAC International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce ICC International Centre for Dispute Resolution ICDR the international division of the American Arbitration Association AAA Arbitration and Mediation Centre of the World Intellectual Property Organization WIPO Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration SCMA Singapore Institute of Arbitrators SIArb In addition several eminent local and foreign arbitrators have set

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  • Maxwell Chambers
    Directions Continuing Legal Education Resources Media Press Releases Speeches Publications Online References Sample Clauses Directory of Law Practices Latest Singapore Rankings Events Upcoming Events Archive Events Archive 2013 Events Archive 2012 Maxwell Chambers Maxwell Chambers is the world s first integrated dispute resolution complex housing both best of class hearing facilities as well as top international Alternative Dispute Resolution ADR institutions Centrally positioned in the heart of Singapore s business district Maxwell Chambers is located in the former Customs House a refurbished four storey conservation building with a stately neo classical façade Maxwell Chambers has 23 custom designed hearing rooms and preparation rooms with the largest room able to accommodate some 140 people Maxwell Chambers offers Confidentiality 24 hour building security individual keycard access to acoustically treated rooms where documents can be left overnight and trained staff who understand ADR and the need for confidentiality Comfort High quality and fully adjustable chairs deep tables with built in plug sockets mobile shelves for files and the exclusive Arbitrators Lounge with complimentary refreshments and reading materials Convenience Fully equipped rooms and a suite of supporting services including transcription interpretation audio visual capability video conferencing tele conferencing and a Business Centre Catering can be provided or users can visit a wide range of food and beverage outlets on the ground floor Maxwell Chambers is also home to the regional offices of some of the world s most established ADR institutions Singapore International Arbitration Centre SIAC International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce ICC International Centre for Dispute Resolution ICDR the international division of the American Arbitration Association AAA Arbitration and Mediation Centre of the World Intellectual Property Organization WIPO Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration SCMA Singapore Institute of Arbitrators SIArb In addition several eminent local and foreign arbitrators have set

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  • Singapore International Arbitration Centre
    Events Archive 2012 Singapore International Arbitration Centre The Singapore International Arbitration Centre SIAC was established in July 1991 as a not for profit non governmental organisation to meet the demands of the international business community for a neutral efficient and reliable dispute resolution institution in Asia The SIAC is committed to complete neutrality and independence in its role as an international arbitral institution Integrity fair rules and procedures efficiency and competence are key to SIAC s success SIAC s case management functions are overseen by a Court of Arbitration that comprises luminaries in the international arbitration arena SIAC s corporate management and other functions are overseen by a Board of Directors comprising of senior members of the legal and business communities With an international case management team hailing from different jurisdictions including Belgium Canada China India Korea Malaysia Singapore and the UK who have specialised experience and knowledge of the region SIAC is devoted to serving all its users with a complete understanding of their needs As an institution administering arbitrations SIAC is committed to complete impartiality and transparency in all that it does for parties Broadly it helps parties in appointment of arbitrators when they cannot agree on an appointment management of the financial and other practical aspects of arbitration and facilitation of the smooth progress of arbitration SIAC carries out these responsibilities according to its published rules of arbitration and guidelines as contained in practice notes published from time to time SIAC seeks to promote the highest standard of conduct and delivery in all arbitrations conducted under its auspices The SIAC has an international panel of over 380 independent arbitrators with a spread of expertise depth of knowledge and experience from over 32 different jurisdictions 204 of those experts are based in the Asian region The SIAC has

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  • Singapore International Mediation Centre
    International Mediation Centre The Singapore International Mediation Centre SIMC was established in March 2014 as an independent not for profit company following the recommendations of the Working Group on International Commercial Mediation appointed by the Honourable the Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon and the Ministry of Law SIMC will provide world class mediation services and products targeted at the needs of parties in cross border commercial disputes particularly those based in Asia SIMC hosts an experienced panel of internationally respected mediators drawn from Africa Asia Australasia Europe as well as North and South America including luminaries such as the best selling author of Getting to Yes Dr William Ury and Singapore s Ambassador At Large Professor Tommy Koh SIMC will offer amongst other things professional appointing authority and case management services under the SIMC Mediation Rules Mediation at SIMC will come with the unique benefit of enforceability as settlement agreements may be made consent awards under an Arb Med Arb Protocol between the Singapore International Arbitration Centre SIAC and SIMC Arb Med Arb is an innovative process offered by SIAC and SIMC where a dispute is first referred to arbitration before mediation is attempted If parties are able to settle their

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  • Singapore Mediation Centre
    Law Arbitration Cases Statutes Singapore Law Watch Headline News Commentaries Judgments Legislation Notices Directions Continuing Legal Education Resources Media Press Releases Speeches Publications Online References Sample Clauses Directory of Law Practices Latest Singapore Rankings Events Upcoming Events Archive Events Archive 2013 Events Archive 2012 Singapore Mediation Centre Set up in 1997 the Singapore Mediation Centre SMC was established to promote develop and facilitate the settlement of disputes by alternative dispute resolution processes As an alternative to litigation or arbitration SMC offers the business community a range of reliable more cost effective and faster alternative dispute resolution services including mediation neutral evaluation med arb and domain name dispute resolution services The services provided by SMC are designed to complement the suite of services that Singapore offers as a pre eminent centre for dispute resolution needs SMC is also entrusted as the Authorised Nominating Body by the Building and Construction Authority under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act Cap 30B to administer the adjudication regime pursuant to the legislation for payment claim defaults in the construction industry Through years of experience SMC has established a reputation for providing training in mediation and negotiation that is of the highest standard

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