Mediation provides a cost-effectiveness and efficient alternative for businesses in challenging situations. SMC aims to reach out to our end-users, the business community, to increase awareness of the alternative dispute resolution systems in Singapore, especially mediation and advocate its benefits as a strategic tool for growth.

2 October: Unfolding Conversations 2018



2 October 2018, Tuesday


Pan Pacific Singapore


By-Invitation Only
Unfolding Conversations Website

SMC hosted its annual by-invitation networking dinner for business leaders in the tech industry, held with the support of SGTech and technology partner CusJo. Now in its fifth year, this year's event was titled "Error 409: What's the Solution behind the Problem?".

The Honourable Justice Lee Seiu Kin delivered the Welcome Address, sharing his experience and perspectives as a judge hearing tech disputes and as a mediator facilitating the resolution of similar disputes before he was appointed to the Bench.

At the dinner, guests got to observe a mock mediation concerning a dispute over a contract for the design, installation, configuration, testing, commissioning and maintenance of a security operating system. This was followed by a panel discussion on the use of mediation in tech disputes, conducted with the help of CusJo's AI software and featuring a group of illustrious speakers, including SGTech's Chairman Mr Saw Ken Wye.

The Roleplayers

Mr Ahmad Nizam Abbas Director, Straits Law Practice LLC

Mr Zechariah J. H. Chan, Partner, Lee & Lee

Ms Asha Hemrajani, Founder & Chief Executive Officer,

A/Prof Lum Kit-Wye, Associate Dean (Undergraduate Student Life), Nanyang Business School

Ms Neoh Sue Lynn, Former Legal Director of a US semiconductor company

The Panel

Mr Loong Seng Onn, Executive Director, Singapore Mediation Centre

Mr Saw Ken Wye, Chariman, SGTech & Chief Executive Officer, CrimsonLogic

Ms Veronica Lai, General Counsel & Company Secretary, StarHub Ltd

Mr Adrian Lai, Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer, DREP Pte Ltd

Ms Joyce A. Tan, Managing Director, Joyce A. Tan & Partners



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