Mr George Lim is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the SIMC.
Mr Lim received his training in mediation at CEDR, UK and Harvard Law School. He is a certified mediator with the International Mediation Institute. In 1997, Mr Lim helped to set up the Singapore Mediation Centre (SMC). He conducts mediations regularly at the SMC, and has successfully mediated many complex commercial and cross-border disputes.
Mr Lim served as the first Chairman of the Asian Mediation Association (2009-10). In 2011, he was appointed to the Board of the IMI, an international body which promotes professionalism in mediation.
Mr Lim is the co-editor of Mediation in Singapore: A Practical Guide. In 2016, he was identified by The International Who’s Who of Commercial Mediation as being among 341 of the world’s leading commercial mediators. In its Legal Market Place Analysis 2016, Who’s Who commented that George was “widely respected among peers for his ability to take the initiative and steer a mediation towards a successful outcome”.
Lok Vi Ming
Vi Ming is the Managing Director of LVM Law Chambers LLC.
He was appointed a Senior Counsel in 2005 and was President of the Law Society of Singapore in 2013 and 2014.
Vi Ming is recognised as one of the leading aviation and insurance lawyers in Singapore. He is cited in numerous leading legal directories including Chambers, The Legal 500, The International Who’s Who of Aviation Lawyers and Insurance Lawyers, and in Euromoney Legal Media’s Guide to the World’s Leading Aviation and the World’s Leading Insurance & Reinsurance Lawyers. In its 2017 Edition, Chambers listed him as a leading litigation with a ‘solid reputation’ in aviation and insurance litigation with “very sound understanding of legal complexities”.
He is active as arbitrator and mediator for both international as well as domestic disputes. Vi Ming is listed as arbitrator on the panels of numerous arbitration centres and is a mediator on the panels of both the Singapore Mediation Centre and the Singapore International Mediation Centre. He is presently, amongst other appointments, the Vice Chairman of SIMC and is also a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Singapore University of Social Sciences.
Calvin is Deputy Secretary at the Ministry of Law.
Prior to this, Calvin was Deputy Secretary (Hub Strategy) at the Ministry of Transport, where he drove efforts to strengthen the competitiveness of Singapore’s aviation and maritime hubs.
Calvin previously served in various positions in the Public Service. He championed Singapore sport at the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth and Sport Singapore. He also served at the Ministry of Education, and was an educator at two secondary schools. Outside the Public Service, he worked in financial services consulting in New York, USA.
Calvin sits on the board of Singapore Pools, Singapore Land Authority, Intellectual Property Office of Singapore and several arbitration and mediation organisations.
Mr Davinder Singh is the Executive Chairman of Davinder Singh Chambers LLC.
Mr Singh’s legal experience spans almost four decades. He was in the first batch of Senior Counsel appointed by the Singapore Supreme Court in 1997.
Mr Singh has litigated cases in almost every area of the law, including numerous landmark cases. He is highly regarded as a dispute resolution specialist in Singapore and Asia, having been recognized time and time again as a top litigator and arbitration counsel by various local and international legal publications.
In 2014, Mr Singh received the prestigious “Outstanding Contribution to the Legal Profession” award from Chambers & Partners. This award was given to only two individuals in 2014 for their exceptional achievements and significant impact on their market, across the region and internationally.
Mr Singh has also been ranked by Chambers & Partners as the only “Star Individual” in Dispute Resolution (Singapore), a category above Band 1, for 11 consecutive years (from 2011 to 2021).
Mr Singh was named “Dispute Resolution Lawyer of the Year” by Asian Legal Business as part of its SE Asia Law Awards 2018.
Mr Singh was also named “Disputes Lawyer of the Year” for Southeast Asia and India at the inaugural The Asian Lawyer Emerging Markets Awards 2014 and clinched the “Disputes Star of the Year – Singapore” award at the inaugural Asialaw Asia-Pacific Dispute Resolution Awards 2015.
Mr Singh is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) and also sits on the Board of Directors of Delfi Limited.
Kap – You (Kevin) Kim
Kap-You (Kevin) Kim is a senior partner at Peter & Kim in Seoul. He was previously a senior partner at Bae, Kim & Lee LLC, where he worked for the past three decades in various roles, including as the co-founder and head of the International Arbitration Practice and the head of the Domestic and International Disputes Group.
Over the past 30 years, Kevin has acted as counsel, presiding arbitrator, co-arbitrator or sole arbitrator in more than 300 cases of international arbitrations under various arbitration rules. Presently, he is involved in several investment and commercial arbitrations.
Among other positions that he holds, Kevin is an Advisory Board Member of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) and Chairman of the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board’s (KCAB) International Arbitration Committee.
In the past, Kevin has served as the Vice President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration (2014 – 2021), Secretary General of ICCA (2010 – 2014), member of the LCIA Court (2007 – 2012) and Vice Chair of the IBA Arbitration Committee (2008 – 2010).
Lim Seok Hui
Seok Hui was the Chief Executive Officer of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC). She formerly practised in Singapore and Hong Kong SAR as a corporate and M&A lawyer with international as well as Singapore law firms, and has also held General Counsel Positions in Various multinational corporations.
She is called to the Singapore Bar and the Bar of England & Wales, and is also admitted as a solicitor in England and Wales and Hong Kong SAR. Seok Hui previously held a concurrent role as the first Chief Executive of the Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC), and currently sits on the Board of Directors of SIMC.
As the Chief Executive Officer, Gloria works closely with the Chairman and the Board in formulating and fulfilling the vision and strategies for SIAC, and is responsible for the overall management and operations of the institution.
Gloria was previously the Director of the Legal Industry Division in Singapore’s Ministry of Law and concurrently held the statutory appointment of Director of Legal Services, heading its Legal Services Regulatory Authority. As Director of the Legal Industry Division, she oversaw the development of Singapore’s legal sector, as well as the development and promotion of the international dispute resolution regime in Singapore. Gloria also heads the Singapore delegation involved in the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Working Group II (Dispute Settlement) discussions. Gloria brings with her cross-sector experience in legal policy, alternative dispute resolution and community mediation in MinLaw.
She graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and is called to the Singapore Bar. She also holds a Graduate Certificate in International Arbitration from NUS and an LL.M from Harvard University.
Gregory Vijayendran SC
Mr Gregory Vijayendran SC’s present practice focusses on litigation, arbitration and mediation of civil commercial and chancery disputes. He has also been recognized as an expert in corporate insolvency and charities governance. He has also given expert witness testimony for overseas court proceedings.
Gregory graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1992, was admitted to the Singapore Bar in 1993 and is practising at Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP. Gregory was appointed Senior Counsel in 2019.
He presently serves as President of the Law Society and Vice President of the Singapore Academy of Law. He has also been appointed as a Fellow of the Insolvency Practitioners Association of Singapore, the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and the Singapore Institute of Directors.
Gregory is on SIMC’s panel of Specialist Mediators and has been involved in numerous high value cross-border disputes under the auspices of SIMC.
Professor Lawrence Boo heads The Arbitration Chambers and has done so since its founding in 1996. Formerly the Deputy Chairman and first Chief Executive Officer and Registrar of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), Prof Boo is well recognised as Singapore’s leading international arbitrator, having sat as arbitrator in more than 200 cases and written numerous awards. Prof Boo is also a well-regarded mediator and has mediated over 75 disputes. He is a principal mediator with the Singapore Mediation Centre and is certified by the International Mediation Institute.
Prof Boo sits on the Panel of International Arbitrators and Mediators of the American Arbitration Association (AAA) New York, the China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC), the China Maritime Arbitration Commission (CMAC), the Beijing Arbitration Commission (BAC), the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (KCAB), the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration (KLRCA) and the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC).
The Chairman of the International Commission for Investment Disputes (ICSID) had in September 2011 nominated Prof Boo to the ICSID Panel of Conciliators for a term of 6 years.
Prof Boo has written extensively on alternative dispute resolution and is the author of Halsbury’s Laws of Singapore Volume 2 – Arbitration (Lexis-Nexis 1998, 2003 and 2007 Re-issue) and the chapter on Singapore in the book International Handbook on Commercial Arbitration (Kluwer 1996, 2002 and 2011 Supplements).
Ng Chai Ngee
Ms Ng Chai Ngee (Chai) is a member of the Board of Directors of the Singapore International Mediation Centre. Chai is an Accredited Mediator of CEDR, HKMAAL and Regent’s University London, an Associate Mediator and a Family Mediator of the Singapore Mediation Centre.
Chai holds a law degree from the National University of Singapore and was admitted as Advocate & Solicitor, Singapore in 1984, and as Solicitor in England & Wales and Hong Kong in 1994. After several years in practice, and serving as Chief Executive Officer of the Singapore Law Society, Chai headed to Hong Kong in 1991 to join the Kuok Group.
Chai’s career with the Kuok Group spanned more than 25 years where she served in various roles, including as corporate counsel, director of various companies within the Group and most recently in a business advisory role, supporting the Group’s businesses in the People’s Republic of China with primary focus on the real estate and hospitality sectors.
Chai is effectively bilingual and has experience conducting mediations in both the English and Chinese languages in the Singapore International Mediation Centre, Singapore Mediation Centre and the State Courts as Court appointed Volunteer Mediator.
Jeff Bullwinkel serves as Microsoft’s Associate General Counsel and Regional Director of Corporate, External & Legal Affairs for Europe. He is based in Amsterdam and oversees the company’s legal and corporate affairs teams across the region, providing support for commercial transactions and regulatory counsel on public policy issues such as IPR, cybersecurity, competition, and international trade. Mr Bullwinkel joined Microsoft in 2000 and previously held a number of senior roles with the company across the Asia Pacific region, based in Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney.
Prior to joining Microsoft, Mr Bullwinkel was with Simpson Thacher & Bartlett, an international law firm based in New York. Mr Bullwinkel also served as a federal prosecutor with the Office of International Affairs, Criminal Division, US Department of Justice, where he was responsible for a wide range of matters relating to international law.
Mr. Bullwinkel is originally from the New York area. He graduated from Duke University with a Bachelor of Arts degree and received his law degree from New York University. He is a member of the New York State Bar.
Chow Kok Fong
CHOW KOK FONG is a Chartered Arbitrator and currently practises as a mediator, arbitrator and adjudicator. He was previously CEO of Changi Airports International and of the Construction Industry Development Board and has held many other senior appointments with several large real estate and construction companies.
During his career in the real estate sector, his projects garnered 17 awards, including the FIABCI Prix d’Excellence; while during his tenure at Changi Airports International, his team was conferred the accolade Airport Investor of the Year 2008.
He has authored 18 books including the two-volume work Law and Practice of Construction Contracts (now in its 5th edition 2018) and Security of Payments and Construction Adjudication (1st and 2nd editions).
On 1 November 2013, he was awarded the quinquennial Singapore Academy of Law Award 2013 for contributions in promoting and advancing the development of Singapore law. In 2018, he was conferred a National Day Award for services to the Singapore Academy of Law.