A Masterclass in
International Conflict Resolution:

Minimising Loss and Maximising Gain When Businesses Run into Trouble

Thursday, 25 May 2017     |     5.30pm to 9.00pm     |     SMU Administration Building

In a world where business stretches across borders, overcoming and resolving disputes may be complicated and challenging. As GE’s Vice President Mr Brad Berenson puts it, “winning cases is not the same as winning in business”. Fortunately, more dispute resolution options than ever are now on offer, disrupting the traditional approach of bringing disputes to local courts for resolution. Singapore, in particular, is often viewed as a trusted neutral forum for transnational dispute resolution, with institutions such as the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (“SIAC”), Singapore International Mediation Centre (“SIMC”) and the Singapore International Commercial Court (“SICC”) leading the way in providing a wide spectrum of choice for businesses.

How can business leaders navigate these choices and achieve resolution in an efficient and effective manner?

Eunice’s talk explores the various international dispute resolution options, their advantages and risks, and suggests possible dispute resolution strategies. There will then be a panel discussion featuring representatives from the SIAC, SIMC, SICC, as well as the Singapore International Dispute Resolution Academy to share practical experiences and tips as well as discuss recent trends and challenges.

Thursday, 25 May 2017
5.30pm to 9.00pm

SMU Administration Building
81 Victoria Street
Singapore 188065

Admission is free, but we request you to
RSVP online


Time Activity/Detail

5.30pm – 6.20pm

Participant Registration and Reception
6.20pm – 6.30pm Welcome the Participants, Henneke Brink
6.30pm – 7.00pm What Business Executives Should Know About Managing Cross-Border Disputes, Asst Prof Eunice Chua
7.00pm – 8.00pm Panel Discussion on the theme of “Minimising Loss and Maximising Gain When Businesses Run into Trouble”, moderated by Asst Prof Eunice Chua

Featuring -

  1. Christopher Bloch, Associate Counsel, Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC)

  2. Aloysius Goh, Deputy CEO, Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC)

  3. Douglas Chi, Senior Director (Special Projects), Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC)

  4. Nadja Alexander, Academic Director, SIDRA
8.00pm – 9.00pm Networking with Canapés and Drinks.




Eunice Chua
Assistant Professor of Law
School of Law, SMU

Henneke Brink
Lawyer & Mediator


Christopher Bloch
Associate Counsel, Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC)

Aloysius Goh
Deputy CEO, Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC)

Douglas Chi
Senior Director (Special Projects), Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC)

Nadja Alexander 
Academic Director, SIDRA


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