Early findings of next year’s Singapore International Dispute Resolution Academy’s (SIDRA) International Dispute Resolution Survey have been released. These findings, announced on 29 August at SIDRA’s event during Singapore Convention Week, shed light on both the changing priorities of clients and their overall satisfaction with various forms of dispute resolution, including mediation.

How does one make the most of ”midnight clauses” so that they’re not simply added as a last-minute afterthought, and what are the key principles and tips to bear in mind when drafting settlement agreements, which are quite often done at a late hour?

Why spend money and time to fight a case when you can make a deal where it benefits both parties?

We were thrilled to have hosted Mr Edwin Tong SC, Second Minister for Law, at the closing of our 4th Specialist Mediators’ Workshop in Singapore from 21 to 22 July 2022. Mr Tong gave out Certificates of Participation and shared words of encouragement on building a cohesive dispute resolution environment rooted in the principles of mediation.

Say “SIMChi!” – 20 Korean, American, Singaporean and Australian lawyers and in-house counsel took part in our Specialist Mediator Workshop in Seoul held on 15 – 16 June.

By Felicia Tan, Partner, TSMP Law Corporation

The ASEAN-Japan Centre, Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), and Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC) are pleased to release Addressing the Dispute Resolution Challenges of Japanese Companies Doing Business in ASEAN.

As a young lawyer, Allen Choong, a partner practising with Allen & Gledhill and SIMC Specialist Mediator, had a poor experience with mediation. This led him to believe that mediation would never be a viable dispute resolution option. Thankfully, this misperception has dissolved with time and experience.

Gregory Vijayendran SC, a disputes partner practising with Rajah and Tann LLP and SIMC Specialist Mediator, suggests that lawyers are in a favourable position to help their clients resolve, remove and recover from hurts arising from disputes.

At a capacity building workshop on 25 March 2022, SIMC Board Member Prof Lawrence Boo and Mr Kirindeep Singh, Senior Partner and Co-Head of Construction and Infrastructure practice at Dentons Rodyk, were invited to share best practices on effective dispute resolution for PPP infrastructure projects.