Singapore International Commercial Court Conference 2025

Date: 14 - 15 January 2025

Day 1 and 2: 

Venue: ParkRoyal Collection Marina Bay Singapore

 

The Singapore Academy of Law (‘’SAL”), in collaboration with the Singapore International Commercial Court (“SICC”), is organising the Singapore International Commercial Court Conference 2025 (“SICCC”) on 14 and 15 January 2025 at the ParkRoyal Collection Marina Bay Singapore. The SICCC marks a special and significant milestone in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the SICC since its establishment.

The theme of the SICCC is “Transnational Commerce in a Shifting World” and will consider issues relevant to the transnational system of commercial justice within today’s globalised world, highlighting the pivotal role of international commercial courts as neutral arbiters and enablers of change. There will be several panels with a distinguished line up of speakers exploring diverse topics, including evolving trends in managing complex cross-border disputes, innovative approaches to resolving private law issues in borderless disputes and alongside cutting-edge emerging technologies, as well as holistic perspectives on cross-border corporate restructuring in the commercial dispute resolution space.

 

Member Price: $750.00

SGD 817.50

SGD 817.50

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Programme Outline

 

Day 1 - 14 January 2025, Full Day
Time
Programme Details
0930
Registration
1000
Welcome Remarks by Justice Philip Jeyaretnam, President, Singapore International Commercial Court ("SICC")
1015
Opening Address by The Honourable the Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon
"The Emerging Architecture of Transnational Commercial Justice"
1100
Morning Tea
1130
Panel Session 1: Seismic events: Surviving (and thriving)
  • The panel session will focus on how internationally-oriented commercial courts have an important role to play in underpinning transnational commercial justice, especially in an age of anti-globalisation
  • This will consider how evolving global dynamics may lead to an increase in commercial disputes and how international commercial courts such as the SICC may complement other dispute resolution options such as international commercial arbitration and play a role as neutral arbiter
1245
Lunch
1400
Panel Session 2: Fallout: Tooling up (and teaming up) to manage complex technical disputes
  • This panel session will consider new tools and methods for active case management coupled with collaborations between dispute resolution institutions to manage the increasing complexification of commercial disputes and to keep cross-border dispute resolution fit for this purpose
  • This will allow parties to discuss innovations pioneered by the Singapore courts to facilitate cross-border dispute resolution ( such as the Technology, Infrastructure and Construction List, the SICC's collaboration with other dispute resolution institutions etc.)
1515
Afternoon Tea
1545
Panel Session 3: Restructuring: Cross- border corporate insolvency
  • This panel session will discuss how nodal jurisdictions undergrid the successful restructuring of cross-border enterprises and in the course of this, illustrate the balanced and holistic approach of the Singapore ecosystem to corporate restructuring, and how the SICC both benefits from and reinforces this ecosystem.
1700
Fireside Chat with Mr K Shanmugam SC, Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law
1830
Conference Dinner 
Guest-of-Honour: Mr Lee Hsien Loong, Senior Minister 
2000
End of Day 1

 

Day 2 - 15 January 2025, Morning Only
Time
Programme Details
0930
Registration
1000
Keynote Address
1045
Morning Tea
1115
Panel Session 4: Tsunami: New Technologies
  • The panel session will look at how the borderless nature of many new technologies requires a transnational approach. This will highlight the approach which the SICC has taken to resolving complex private law issues emerging alongside technological developments.
  • This will consider how evolving global dynamics may lead to an increase in commercial disputes and how international commercial courts such as the SICC may complement other dispute resolution options such as international commercial arbitration and play a role as neutral arbiter
1245
End of Conference

 

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