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Singapore sees record-breaking numbers of arbitration cases

Posted by Yun Kriegler on 30 March, 2016

30 March 2016 The Laywer (http://www.thelawyer.com) Click here to view the original article. The Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) has reported a 22 per cent increase in the number of new cases filed in 2015, reaching a new record of 271 cases. In 2015, SIAC received 271 new cases from parties

SIMC shows growth a year after opening

Posted by Eileen Ang on 23 March, 2016

23 March 2016 Asian Legal Business Online (www.legalbusinessonline.com) The Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC) has grown since it officially opened in November 2014, according to data from its recently released 2014/2015 annual report. SIMC received its first case in December 2014 and took in five new cases in 2015, three

New scheme will subsidise cost of IP mediation disputes

Posted by Chia Yan Min on 22 March, 2016

22 March 2016 The Straits Times Companies which opt for mediation in intellectual property disputes will soon be able to benefit from subsidies under a new scheme. The IP Mediation Promotion Scheme will fund up to $5,500 of the costs of each mediation case, with effect from April 1. The

Public Consultation on the Proposed Mediation Bill

Posted by Ministry of Law on 17 March, 2016

17 March 2016 Ministry of Law, Singapore Consultation Period: 17 Mar 2016 to 28 Apr 2016 A.  Introduction 1. In 2013, an International Commercial Mediation Working Group (“Working Group”) made various recommendations to develop Singapore into a centre for international commercial mediation. The Working Group’s recommendations were made with a

Press Release: Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC) Announces Case Numbers for 2014/2015

Posted by simc on 16 March, 2016

Statistics reflect positive start to SIMC’s operations and growth of Singapore as international dispute resolution hub Singapore, 16 March 2016 – At its inaugural appreciation event this evening, SIMC announced the official release of its 2014/2015 Annual Report, covering the period from commencement of operations in November 2014 to December

Mediation Looks to Singapore

Posted by Ben Rigby on 15 February, 2016

15 Feb 2016 Community Dispute Resolution News (www.cdr-news.com) A change of leadership takes place at the Singapore International Mediation Centre, while firms and in-house lawyers alike prepare to discuss the subject in depth ahead of the first Global Pound Conference, to take place in March 2016. Having acted on his

Law ministry is looking into reform of legal code and sector: K Shanmugam

Posted by Channel News Asia on 22 January, 2016

22 Jan 2016 Channel News Asia SINGAPORE: The Ministry of Law is looking into “substantive reforms” in civil and criminal law, including helping the legal industry embrace innovation to remain forward-looking, and creating new channels for talent to enter the sector, Law Minister K Shanmugam said on Friday (Jan 22).

SIMC Appoints QC Edwin Glasgow and SC George Lim as Co-Chairmen

Posted by Claire Huang on 18 January, 2016

18 Jan 2016, The Business Times THE Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC) said on Monday that Queen’s Counsel (QC) Edwin Glasgow and Senior Counsel (SC) George Lim have been appointed co-chairmen of SIMC, with effect from Jan 1, 2016. Mr Glasgow and Mr Lim previously held the positions of chairman

Press Release: Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC) Announces Appointments of Co-Chairmen

Posted by simc on 18 January, 2016

Edwin Glasgow QC and George Lim SC to jointly lead SIMC in 2016 Singapore, 18 January 2016 – SIMC is pleased to announce that Mr Edwin Glasgow QC of 39 Essex Chambers in the UK, and Mr George Lim SC, a consultant at local Singapore firm Wee Tay & Lim

From Litigation to Mediation

Posted by Channel News Asia on 12 January, 2016

12 Jan 2016 Channel News Asia (Singapore Tonight) Following Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon’s speech at the Opening of the Legal Year on Monday, 11 January 2016, SIMC Mediator Mr Michael Hwang SC notes in an interview with Channel News Asia that “(t)he SIMC has to develop capacity. It has to