As the world moves to place the global economy on a more sustainable basis, the effects are sure to feed through into the resolution of disputes.
In this seminar, Siraj Omar SC will discuss how this will affect arbitration in Singapore and internationally. How will it change the types of disputes we are faced with? How will it change the arbitral process? And what do arbitrators and other practitioners need to learn, or change in the way they practice, in order to be ready for this future?
|4.30 – 4.45pm||
Registrations and Standing Buffet
|4.45 – 4.50pm||
Opening Remarks by Chairperson
Mr. Andrew Pullen – Barrister, Fountain Court Chambers; Vice President, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators
|4.50 – 5.50pm||
Arbitration in the Age of Sustainability
Mr. Siraj Omar, SC – Director, Dispute Resolution, Drew & Napier LLC
|5.50 – 6.00pm||Q&A Session|
|6.00pm||SIArb Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2022|
The seminar will be followed by the SIArb AGM. SIArb members in the audience are invited to stay for the AGM and join us for free flow of wine and beer after the AGM!
About the Speaker
|Mr. Siraj Omar, SC is a Director in the Dispute Resolution department at Drew & Napier LLC. He specialises in complex, high-value commercial disputes and has almost 25 years of active trial and appellate practice in the Singapore Courts and in international arbitrations. He also sits as an arbitrator and as a mediator.
He currently serves on the Board of Directors and the Board Executive Committee of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), as Deputy Commissioner of the Government Procurement Adjudication Tribunal, as a civilian panel member on the Military Court of Appeal and as a member of the Specialist Mediator Panel (Singapore) of the Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC). He is also a member of the Practice Advisory Committee of the Singapore Management University School of Law.
Siraj holds Fellowships at the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb) and the Singapore Academy of Law. He is also a member of the International Association of Defence Counsel.
He has been appointed by the Chief Justice of Singapore to the Rules Committee and the Working Group of the Professional Conduct Council, and also serves on the Accreditation Committee of the Singapore Institute of Legal Education (SILE). He is a past member of the Council of The Law Society of Singapore and has been a member of its Inquiry Panel since 2009. Siraj is recognized in all the leading legal directories, including Chambers Asia-Pacific, The Asia-Pacific Legal 500 and Benchmark Litigation Asia-Pacific. He was appointed Senior Counsel in 2019.
About the Chairperson
|Mr. Andrew Pullen is an English-qualified barrister specialising in international arbitration, appearing as counsel and sitting as arbitrator. He has been based in Singapore since 2011. Andrew’s recent cases range from construction disputes in Australia and Asia, to claims relating to software licensing and the development of pharmaceuticals, to joint venture disputes. His diverse experience covers energy, finance, mining, automotive, defence, utilities, heavy industry, manufacturing, brewing and media, and cases determined under a wide variety of governing laws and arbitral rules, in Asia, Europe and the US. He frequently works as cocounsel with lawyers from many jurisdictions and has considerable experience of interim measures and jurisdiction issues in arbitration.|
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REGISTRATION CLOSING DATE: 12pm on 27 September 2022
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Members of:Asia Pacific Institute of Experts (APIEx); Regional Arbitral Institute Forum (RAIF); Singapore Corporate Counsel Association (SCCA); Society of Construction Law Singapore (SCL (S)); Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration (SCMA); Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA)
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