In the past few years, Singapore has been building itself as a key dispute resolution hub for the region. Parties from around the world can now resolve their disputes in Singapore via a variety of methods and forums, including litigation at the SICC, arbitration at the SIAC, and mediation at the SIMC.
To find out more about some of the key initiatives in this regard, Ranajit Dam, managing editor of Thomson Reuters’ Asian Legal Business, chats with K. Shanmugam SC, Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law. In a wide-ranging interview, Shanmugam describes the growing need for mediation in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, how the Ministry of Law (MinLaw) is helping both providers and users of legal services overcome challenges, and what developments we can expect in the coming years.
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