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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

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