The Address delivered by The Honourable the Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon at the Opening of The Legal Year on 10 January 2022.

The Singapore Convention on Mediation Bill plays a key role in Singapore’s future in the international sphere. The Bill is the first United Nations treaty named after Singapore and aligns with Singapore’s role as an international dispute resolution hub, said MP Christopher de Souza in Parliament on Tuesday.

The progress that Singapore has made on mediation domestically is now magnified on the international stage with the Singapore Convention on Mediation Bill, said MP Louis Ng in Parliament on Tuesday. 

Singapore aims to provide businesses with a full suite of user-centric options to resolve cross-border disputes, whether through litigation, arbitration or mediation under the Singapore Convention on Mediation Bill, said Senior Minister of State for Law Edwin Tong in Parliament on Monday.

The Singapore Convention on Mediation Bill is “commendable” amidst the increasing need for cross-border mediation resources, said MP Patrick Tay.

NMP Douglas Foo said the Singapore Convention on Mediation Bill is “timely”, as the advantages and benefits offered are wide-ranging.

The Singapore Convention on Mediation Bill is a landmark Bill as it represents a significant major step for the cross-border resolution of commercial disputes, said MP Fatimah Lateef in Parliament on Monday.

Mr Edwin Tong SC addressed the issues and share his perspectives on the past, present and future of mediation for Singapore. He shared on Singapore’s role in growing mediation locally and globally, reviewed Singapore’s present achievements in the international dispute resolution space, and provided suggestions on how the government, bench, bar, businesses and academia can work together to harness the benefits of the Convention and mediation.

The speech was delivered by The Honourable the Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon at the Supreme People’s Court of Vietnam workshop on Mediation on 17 September 2019.

Singapore Mediation Centre’s newly appointed Executive Director, Mr Ban Jiun Ean delivered his welcome address at the annual Appreciation Lunch which was held at The Ritz Carlton Hotel on 4 September 2019.