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NTUC Centre, One Marina Boulevard Level 9 S018989 (map)

No. of Public CPD Points: 2.0

Practice Area: Alternative Dispute Resolution

Training Level: General



This seminar explores the interrelationship between two platforms - the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC) and International Arbitration, addressing such issues as how they fit with one another in the context of resolving international disputes, whether they compete or complement each other and what the advantages and disadvantages are of choosing one over the other. In the course of exploring this theme, this seminar will also provide an in depth and detailed explanation of the key features of the SICC, focusing on various aspects of its work and effectiveness as an international dispute resolution process, including the issue of enforceability of its judgments under the Hague Convention and other legal processes. It will also touch on the rise of the International Commercial Courts around the world. With Singapore emerging as one of the leading global centres for the resolution of international disputes, this is an important seminar for all practitioners, whether on the contentious or the transactional side of legal practice, as it would enhance their understanding of the international dispute resolution processes on offer in Singapore and enable them to make informed choices to better serve their clients' interests.


  • The Honourable Justice Quentin Loh – The Supreme Court of Singapore
  • Dr Michael Hwang, SC – Chief Justice of the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts (non-resident); Sole Director, Michael Hwang Chambers LLC
  • Alastair Henderson – Managing Partner, Southeast Asia, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • Prakash Pillai – Chairperson (Public and International Law Committee), The Law Society of Singapore; Partner, Clyde & Co Clasis Singapore Pte. Ltd

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