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Singapore Arbitration from Birth to Boomtown – The Past 25 Years
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About the Seminar:

The arbitration scene in Singapore is booming now. But this is the result of evolution over the last 25 years. The landscape today has been totally transformed from that of the early days, where foreign counsel were once shut out from acting in Singapore-seated arbitrations (ala Turner (East Asia) Pte Ltd v Builders Federal (HK) Ltd and anor [1988] SGHC 28), to one that expects to engage with increasingly diverse groups of users.

Join Mr Alvin Yeo SC as he reflects on the development of the arbitration scene in the post-Turner era to the present, discusses the evolving norms in arbitration practice, and offers his views on the challenges to be overcome by Singapore Arbitration in the future.

 Seminar Programme:

4.00 – 4.45pm Registrations and Standing Buffet Reception
4.45 – 4.50pm

Opening Remarks by Chairperson

Mr. Chan Leng Sun SC – President, SIArb; Principal, Baker & McKenzie.Wong & Leow

4.50 – 5.50pm

Singapore Arbitration from Birth to Boomtown – The Past 25 Years

Mr. Alvin Yeo SC– Senior Counsel, Chairman & Senior Partner WongPartnership LLP


5.50 – 6.00pm Q&A Session
6.00pm SIArb Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2017
The talk will be followed by the SIArb AGM. SIArb members in the audience are invited to stay for the AGM.

About the Speaker:


Alvin YEO, Senior Counsel, is the Chairman & Senior Partner of WongPartnership LLP. He was appointed Senior Counsel of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 2000 at the age of 37, the youngest ever to be appointed. His main practice areas are banking and corporate disputes, restructuring and insolvency, and construction and civil engineering matters, and he has extensive experience in arbitration proceedings in Singapore and the region. In 2017, Alvin was honoured with the "Outstanding Contribution to the Legal Profession" Award from Chambers Asia-Pacific in recognition of exceptional work in his field, his continued contribution to the Asian legal arena and for having had a significant and lasting impact on his market, as well as an outstanding lawyer in his own areas of practice. Alvin is recognised as a leading litigation and arbitration counsel in international legal directories such as The Legal 500: Asia Pacific; IFLR1000; Chambers Global; Chambers Asia-Pacific.Alvin is a member of the Court of the SIAC, the ICC Commission and a fellow of the SIArb. He is the Vice-President of the LCIA Asia Pacific's Users' Council, and sits on the Panel of Arbitrators in HKIAC, ICDR, KCAB, KLRCA, SCIA and SIArb's Panel for Sports in Singapore.

About the Chairperson:


Leng Sun is Baker & McKenzie’s Global Head of International Arbitration. He is qualified in Malaysia,Singapore and England. Leng Sun was appointed Senior Counsel in January 2011. Apart from being counsel, Leng Sun is a Chartered Arbitrator and is also on the panel of leading arbitral institutions. Leng Sun is President of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb). He is a member of the Committee on the Singapore International Commercial Court. Leng Sun was a legal officer of the United Nations Compensation Commission in Geneva and a SIAC-CIAC Observer to the UNCITRAL Working Group on Arbitration. He is the author of the book Singapore Law on Arbitral Awards and Co-Editor of Conflict of Laws in Arbitration.

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Location 1 Marina Boulevard, NTUC Centre, Level 9 Room 903, Singapore 018989
SILE CPD Points -
Practice Area: Alternative Dispute Resolution
Training Level : General
Public CPD Points : 1
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