Synopsis 

Join us for the Singapore Mediation Lecture 2022 during Singapore Convention Week. This year’s event will take shape as a dialogue to promote engagement and discussion with you, the audience. The theme for the dialogue will be “A historical perspective of dispute resolution in the region – what lessons can we draw for today?

In a world defined by volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity, looking back at history helps to inform our understanding, bring clarity, and give us ideas on how we can innovate for the future.

This dialogue features eminent panellists that will start by covering how history has shaped the evolution of dispute resolution in the region and the preferences for and use of various dispute resolution mechanisms.

The discussion will then shift to looking forward, to unpack the lessons that dispute resolution can learn in today’s context, with a focus on mediation.

Details

Date:
2 September 2022, Friday

Time:
3.00pm to 4.30pm
followed by a reception 

Venue: 
The Ballroom
Level 2, Conrad Centennial Singapore (Location)
2 Temasek Boulevard, Singapore 038982
Or Online Access

Dress code:
Business Attire

Programme & Panellists’ Profile 

  • CPD Points for lawyers:
    1.5 Points

    Practice area:
    Alternative Dispute Resolution

    Training category:
    General

    Attendance Policy

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Programme

  • 2:50pm

    Guests to be seated

  • 3:00pm

    Welcome Remarks

  • 3:05pm

    Singapore Mediation Lecture 2022

    Dialogue's theme: “A historical perspective of dispute resolution in the region – what lessons can we draw for today?”
    Speakers
    • Prof Wang Gungwu
      Chairman, East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore Emeritus Professor, Australian National University
    • Daphne Hong
      Solicitor-General & Director-General, International Affairs Division, Attorney-General's Chambers, Singapore
    • Francis Goh
      Partner and Head of International Arbitration & Mediation, Harry Elias LLP
    • Eunice Chua
      CEO, Financial Industry Disputes Resolution Centre (FIDReC)
  • 4:25pm

    Closing Remarks

  • 4:30pm

    Reception

  • 5:00pm

    Ends

  • Panellists

    • Prof Wang Gangwu
      Chairman, East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore
      Professor Wang Gungwu has been University Professor of the National University of Singapore (NUS) since 2007, and Emeritus Professor at the Australian National University since 1988.

      He received his BA and MA from University of Malaya (UM) in Singapore, and PhD at the University of London (1957). His early teaching career was in the UM History Department at Singapore and at Kuala Lumpur from 1957 to 1968, and held the History Chair at UM in Kuala Lumpur from 1963 to 1968. He was appointed to the Chair of Far Eastern History at the Australian National University, 1968 to 1986, where he was also Director of the Research of Pacific Studies, 1975-1980. From 1986 to 1995, he was Vice-Chancellor of The University of Hong Kong. In Singapore, he was Director of the East Asian Institute (EAI) from 1997 to 2007, and then Chairman of EAI from 2007 to 2018.

      He is a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) and Officer of the Order of Australia (AO); Fellow and former President of the Australian Academy of the Humanities; Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Science; Member of Academia Sinica; Honorary Member of the Chinese Academy of Social Science; and was conferred the International Academic Prize, Fukuoka Asian Cultural Prize. In 2020, he was awarded the Tang Prize in Sinology and, in Singapore, the Distinguished Service Order.
    • Daphne Hong
      Solicitor-General & Director-General, International Affairs Division, Attorney-General's Chambers, Singapore
      Ms Daphne Hong is concurrently the Solicitor-General of the Attorney-General’s Chambers of Singapore and the Director-General of its International Affairs Division (IAD). She is Singapore’s Legal Adviser and heads IAD, the department that advises the Singapore government on all international law matters and represents Singapore in international negotiations and dispute resolution. She has been involved in, inter alia, the applications to the ICJ for the revision and interpretation of its 2008 judgement concerning the sovereignty over Pedra Branca/Pulau Batu Puteh, Middle Rocks and South Ledge, and Singapore’s intervention as Third Party in the WTO Dispute on Australia’s Plain Packaging measure. She is also the lead negotiator for the delimitation of Singapore’s maritime boundaries.
    • Francis Goh
      Partner and Head of International Arbitration & Mediation, Harry Elias LLP
      Mr Francis Goh, is a Partner and Head of International Arbitration and Mediation at Harry Elias Partnership LLP. Mr Goh is an internationally certified mediator and mediation advocate. A disputes resolution specialist, he draws on his 30 years of experience in legal practice to guide individuals and business in their legal matters. He is empanelled as a Principal Mediator at the Singapore Mediation Centre and a Specialist Mediator at the Singapore International Mediation Centre.
    • Eunice Chua
      CEO, Financial Industry Disputes Resolution Centre (FIDReC)
      Eunice is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Financial Industry Disputes Resolution Centre (FIDReC) and a Research Fellow at the Singapore International Dispute Resolution Academy. She is a Principal Mediator at the Singapore Mediation Centre and regularly mediates civil and commercial disputes. She was formerly an Assistant Professor of Law at the Singapore Management University School of Law and Deputy CEO of the Singapore International Mediation Centre. Eunice has also served as Assistant Registrar of the Supreme Court, and Magistrate of the State Courts. She has published actively in the field of dispute resolution and procedure.