Celebrating Success: A Recap of the SIMC Specialist Mediators Empanelment & Appreciation Lunch

On 5th April 2024, the Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC) hosted a memorable empanelment ceremony for the latest batch of Singapore Specialist Mediators. Additionally, an appreciation lunch was held to recognize the unwavering support of SIMC's mediators, partners and advocates in promoting commercial mediation.

George Lim Welcome Speech

Mr. George Lim SC giving his welcome speech to the attendees at the SIMC Empanelment & Appreciation Lunch

DS Charlene Chang

Ms. Charlene Chang addressing the Specialist Mediators that were present to receive their certificates

The event began with a warm welcome from SIMC's Chairman, Mr. George Lim SC, setting the stage for a gathering of celebration and camaraderie. The event was graced by the presence of Ms. Charlene Chang, Deputy Secretary (Development) at the Ministry of Law, Singapore. Ms. Chang's inspiring words and encouragement underscore the importance of mediation in today's world, highlighting its role in conflict resolution and fostering collaboration.

Group photo
Group photo of the newly empaneled Singapore Specialist Mediators with Ms Charlene Chang, Mr George Lim SC and Mr Chuan Wee Meng.

Following Ms. Chang's address, the empanelment ceremony saw 14 of the latest batch of Singapore Specialist Mediators Workshop participants received certificates of appointment as SIMC Specialist Mediators for a period of two years. As they embark on their mediation journey, we look forward to collaborating and co-mediating with new Specialist Mediators for their first case filed with SIMC. 

SIMC's CEO, Mr. Chuan Wee Meng also provided an update on the latest developments within SIMC. He shared updates on latest outreach efforts by SIMC, as well as upcoming plans and events for key industries (BRI, Aviation, Martime and Insurance). He invited partners and mediators to join and support SIMC in these new initiatives as we grow the use of mediation in each of them.  Mr. Chuan also highlighted this year is the 10th year anniversary of SIMC and the celebration will be on August 28 (Wednesday) during the Singapore Convention Week. 

Chuan Wee Meng presenting

Mr. Chuan Wee Meng shared update on the cases that SIMC has managed since 2014

Wee Meng presenting

Mr. Chuan Wee Meng also shared upcoming plans that SIMC has for the coming year


The Empanelment & Appreciation Lunch also provided a platform for the mediation community to come together, reconnect with old acquaintances, and forge new connections. Over lunch, attendees engaged in lively discussions, sharing insights, and caught up with old friends within the community.

Congratulations to our newly empanelled Specialist Mediators!

Specialist Mediator Workshop – Singapore (October 2023)

1. Andrew Raymond - Watson Farley & Williams LLP

2. Clarence Ting - Aon

3. Doris Chia - DC Law LLC

4. Helen Wang - Carey Olsen Singapore LLP

5. Iguchi Naoki - Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

6. Jerald Foo - Selvam LLC

7. Jonathan Muk - LVM Law Chambers 

8. Kevin Tan - R&T

9. Kuah Boon Theng - Legal Clinic LLC

10. Manisha Karia - Supreme Court of India

11. Natalie Morris-Sharma - Attorney-General’s Chambers, Singapore

12. Nicolas Tang - Farallon Law Corporation

13. Paul Seah - TKQP

14. Seng Chee Ho - JustCo / Capitaland

15. Shaun Leong - Withers KhattarWong LLP

16. Shaun Lee - Bird & Bird ATMD

17. Shobna Chandran - Shobhna Chandran LLC

18. Sim Chee Siong - R&T

19. Soh Kar Liang - Ella Cheong LLC 

20. Tejas Karia - SAM

21. Terry Thornley - Spencer Stuart Singapore