Singapore Convention Week 2022

Our partners Lim Koon Huan, Ashok Kumar Mahadev Ranai, Preetha Pillai, Claudia Cheah, Sharon Chong and Phua Pao Yii and senior associates Aufa Radzi and Manshan Singh had a lively and fruitful week of re-connecting and making new connections with our counterparts in Singapore and those from abroad who flew in to Singapore for the #SingaporeConventionWeek. It was a busy week of meetings and participation in GAR Live Singapore, SIAC Symposium 2022, UNCITRAL Academy Conference, IPBA Arbitration Day 2022, Reimagine, Rethink, Remake International Commercial Dispute Resolution 2022 (“RRR Event”) and the IBA APF Litigation Conference 2022. 
Highlights include our Sharon Chong participating in
#GARLiveSingapore2022 where she advocated in support of the Motion "The significance of the civil and common law divide has diminished in the context of modern arbitration practice in Asia" at the GAR Live Debate. Sharon was also among the 30 next generation of thought leaders in the dispute resolution sector invited by the Ministry of Law, Singapore to its closed door invitation-only “Reimagine, Rethink, Remake International Commercial Dispute Resolution 2022” event in conjunction with the #SingaporeConventionWeek2022. The opening address for the event was delivered by the Senior Parliamentary Secretary for Health and Law, Ms Rahayu Mahzam, with the closing address delivered by Minister for Culture, Community and Youth and Second Minister for Law, Mr Edwin Tong SC. Sharon also had a fantastic time performing together with the YSIAC committee members at the #SIACSymposium.
The week finished off with the International Bar Association Asia Pacific Regional Forum’s inaugural Litigation Conference held at Swissotel The Stamford. The conference was co-chaired by our partner Preetha Pillai, who is also the Vice Chair of IBA Asia Pacific Regional Forum, Sunil Abraham (Cecil Abraham & Partners, Kuala Lumpur), Dinesh Dhillon (Allen & Gledhill, Singapore), and Winnie Tam SC (Des Voeux Chambers, Hong Kong SAR). Mr Edwin Tong SC delivered an inspirational key note address setting the tone for rest of the conference which saw thought provoking discussions on the development of  Asian jurisprudence, the use of technology as part of the litigation process, rules of evidence across the various common law and civil jurisdictions, the complexities of cross border fraud litigation and investigations and a mock hearing adjudged by the judges from the Singapore International Commercial Court. Delegates were treated to a sumptuous dinner at the Raffles Hotel graced by Indranee Rajah SC, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office.