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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

Legal Sector Sees More Business Across Borders, Study Shows

Posted by Kelly Ng on 12 January, 2016

12 Jan 2016. Channel News Asia and TODAY Cross-border business for the legal profession has increased in recent years, with a vast majority of clients opting for arbitration to settle disputes, a study commissioned by the Singapore Academy of Law (SAL) has found. Almost three-quarters (74 per cent) of 500

S’pore ‘Ideal’ for Resolving Disputes

Posted by Rachel Boon on 13 November, 2015

13 Nov 2015 The Straits Times, Singapore Singapore is the place to be to settle commercial and wealth-related disputes, said Senior Minister of State for Finance and Law Indranee Rajah yesterday. She noted Singapore has set up various legal structures in the areas of arbitration and mediation in recent years

Mediation Benefit

Posted by Ropate Valemei on 15 October, 2015

15 October 2015 Fiji Times, Fiji DISPUTES between two parties can now be solved within about one to two days with the new Mediation Centre that was opened in Suva yesterday. Fijians now have a choice between mediation and court proceeding when looking at resolving their issues. With effective and

Mediation: solutions that save relationships

Posted by Claire Huang, Business Times on 3 October, 2015

3 October 2015 Business Times, Singapore SAVING relationships while helping people resolve problems that are not on paper – in a world where hard facts in litigation still rule the day – is not a soft option. While some critics may cast doubt on the value of mediation, there is

Promoting Commercial Mediation in India

Posted by tabla! on 2 October, 2015

Promoting Commercial Mediation in India tabla! October 2, 2015 Singapore International Mediation Centre visits Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru to create awareness of dispute resolution options in S’pore Last month, the Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC) visited Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru and took part in a series of events. The events

India among top three nations to approach dispute settlement in Singapore

Posted by P.R. Sanjai, Mint on 17 September, 2015

17 September 2015 Mint Mumbai: India is among the top three countries along with the US and China that approach the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) for dispute settlement. SIAC, which provides nuetral arbitration services to global business community, handled 222 new cases in 2014 with the total sum in