Leveraging Dispute Resolution Mechanisms – Pros & Cons of Different Dispute Resolution Options

Clarence Ding, Senior Associate, Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow.; Cameron Ford, Corporate Counsel, Rio Tinto; Chaitanya Arora, Senior Managing Director, Economic & Financial Consulting, FTI Consulting; Marcus Lim Tao Shien, Executive Director, Singapore International Mediation Institute; and Moderator - Matthew Shaw, Of Counsel, DLA Piper

Venue : AmCham Office, 1 Scotts Rd, Shaw Centre #23-03 S(228208) - Stamford American Auditorium

Date : November 14, 2018

Time : 11:45 AM - 1:30 PM

Price : $0.00

2018-11-14 11:45:00 2018-11-14 13:30:00 Asia/Singapore Leveraging Dispute Resolution Mechanisms – Pros & Cons of Different Dispute Resolution Options - Stamford American Auditorium (AmCham Office, 1 Scotts Rd, #23-03 Shaw Centre) AmCham Singapore

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This event was postponed from October 4 to November 14, 2018

Hosted by the Legal & IPR Committee

Singapore has emerged as a leading center for the settlement of international disputes, boasting multiple arbitration institutions and mediation centers, a robust judicial system, and the innovative International Commercial Court.
  But how do Singapore's different dispute resolution mechanisms compare with one another--and with alternatives in other jurisdictions?  For companies, financial institutions, and individuals doing business in Asia, it is prudent to consider the advantages and disadvantages of different dispute resolution options when entering contracts or business relationships--well before any dispute arises.

Non-lawyers and lawyers alike are invited to join a "user-friendly" assessment of available dispute resolution options for the business community in Singapore by a panel of practitioners, in-house counsel, and expert witnesses.
  The panel will accompany the launch of AMCHAM Singapore's [Guide to Dispute Resolution in Singapore].

About the Panelists

Clarence Ding
Senior Associate
Baker McKenzie Wong & Leow.

Clarence is a Senior Associate in the Firm’s Dispute Resolution practice group. His practice covers a broad spectrum of advisory and contentious work, including litigation and arbitration.

Clarence has a strong emphasis on compliance and regulatory work. He regularly conducts internal investigations for clients, and assists with compliance and regulatory breaches. In this capacity, Clarence was seconded to Barclays Bank plc as Legal Counsel for six months to assist the Litigation, Investigations and Enforcement team. Clarence also has a strong emphasis on employment and immigration matters.

Clarence was recently appointed an amicus curiae to the Supreme Court of Singapore for 2018.

Cameron Ford
Corporate Counsel
Rio Tinto

Cameron is presently corporate counsel with Rio Tinto in Singapore, practising in general corporate commercial law and disputes. He was a partner in a law firm and then a barrister at the independent Bar in Australia, practising in commercial and administrative litigation. He later became Head of Dispute Resolution for four States for National Australia Bank. He was later special counsel with Downer Group in Australia and in Singapore. He was acting Head of Legal for Oyu Tolgoi LLC, a Rio Tinto company, in Mongolia for 6 months before returning to Singapore. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, a Fellow of the Australian Centre for International Commercial Arbitration and a Fellow(Master) of the Association of Forensic & Advanced Valuation Executives. He is on the arbitration panels of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration the Beijing Arbitration Commission.

Cameron He obtained his LLB from the University of Queensland, LLM from the University of Melbourne and a Graduate Certificate in International Arbitration from NUS. He is presently completing a Master of Arts in Contemporary China at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.

He has been the Editor-in-Chief of the Northern Territory Law Reports for over 10 years and the Executive Editor of the Northern Territory Law Journal since its inception in 2007. He was founding Editor-in-Chief of the Australian Capital Territory Law Reports, a State editor of both the Australian Insurance Law Bulletin and the seminal text Family Provision in Australia. He has had a number of articles published in law journals and regularly writes notes of all Northern Territory Supreme Court decisions for the Law Society magazine and the NTLJ. He has taught Civil Procedure at university and is a member of the Singapore Law Society’s Publications and ADR Committees.

Cameron has recently founded the Mongolian Academy of Law to train Mongolian lawyers in legal English, substantive legal subjects and professional skills for lawyers, and has established an international mentoring program linking Mongolian lawyers with lawyers in other countries.

Chaitanya Arora
Senior Managing Director, Economic & Financial Consulting
FTI Consulting

Bio to follow

Marcus Lim Tao Shien
Executive Director
Singapore International Mediation Institute

Currently the Executive Director of SIMI, Singapore’s first professional accreditation standards body for mediation, Marcus oversees all operations for the organisation, including managing the only certification scheme recognised under the Singapore Mediation Act, as well as growing SIMI’s network of institutional partners around the world.

His background in mediation extends almost a decade, having first trained in mediation skills at the NUS Faculty Of Law Mediation Workshop under Associate Professor Joel Lee Tye Beng, a pioneer and luminary of the Singapore mediation community.

Marcus’ passion for mediation and negotiation extends to his work in the teaching, coaching and training fields as well. In 2016, he was accepted as a Consultant with CM Partners, a global leader in negotiation, communication, strategic relationship management, and leadership development whose methods were first conceived at the Harvard Negotiation Project. In 2018, he was invited to join the panel of Associate Trainers for the Civil Service College, the leading learning and education institution for the Singapore Public Service. He also joined the NUS Faculty of Law as a part
time Lecturer for negotiation and mediation, and has been a parttime tutor with the faculty since 2015.

Prior to his role at SIMI, Marcus was an associate with Rajah & Tann LLP, one of the largest law firms in Singapore, advising on a variety of cutting edge issues relating to competition, telecommunication and technology law.

About the Moderator

Matthew Shaw
Of Counsel
DLA Piper

Matthew Shaw is Of Counsel in DLA Piper's international arbitration practice and is currently based in Singapore, where he has lived and practised for 9 years following 7 years with a US law firm in London.
  He has extensive experience of international arbitrations, having handled and tried cases involving Asian parties across the world.  He specialises in arbitrations arising from construction and infrastructure projects, energy, technology and general corporate and commercial disputes.  Matthew has experience of the rules of most leading arbitral institutions and most leading arbitral seats, including arbitrations throughout the ASEAN states.  A number of his commercial arbitration matters have involved complex disputes over jurisdiction, arbitrability, and the availability of anti-suit injunctions and other interim relief.  He also has experience of advising on disputes arising under investment treaties.  Matthew is an active member of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, and acts as a guest lecturer at the University of Western Australia and at Universitas Pelita Harapan in Jakarta.

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