Complexification in resolving multi-party/multi-contract disputes have increased due to technical complexity (the increasingly technical nature of the evidence and the issues that arise in disputes) and evidential complexity (the sheer quantity of evidence that is being presented). Applying a nuanced approach, contextuality calls for dispute resolution processes that are tailored to the nature and size of the dispute and the circumstances and interests of the parties. The Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC) introduced the Technology, Infrastructure and Construction List (TIC List) in November 2021 with specialist judges, various protocols and multi-tiered dispute resolution to address such matters.The panel will discuss the challenges of managing these complex disputes, and how the TIC List is structured to address complexification and provide contextuality to achieve outcomes that may be fair, effective, and preserve business relations.
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Founding Partner, Pinsent Masons MPillay LLP
Mohan is a Chartered Arbitrator, a Fellow of the International Academy of Construction Lawyers and a Singapore/UK qualified disputes lawyer with some 35 years’ experience in commercial litigation and regional arbitration. He is the Founding Partner of Pinsent Masons MPillay. Following a career of over 3 decades as Counsel, he currently practices as a full time arbitrator. He is regularly appointed sole and presiding Arbitrator in domestic and international matters. Mohan is a Singapore member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and ADR. His past appointments include President, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators & Chairman, Society of Construction Law (Singapore), with past teaching appointments as Adj. Assoc. Professor, Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore (2003 - 2011) and Visiting Professor, Centre of Construction Law & Dispute Resolution, King’s College London (2005 – 2011). He is the General Editor of the Singapore Arbitration Journal, a twice yearly publication of Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, co-published with the Singapore Academy of Law. He is also co-author of “The SICC Handbook – A Guide to the Rules and Procedures of the Singapore International Commercial Court” (Sweet & Maxwell, 2016), & has been a chapter author for the Singapore Academy of Law Annual Review of Singapore Cases' chapter on building and construction law, since 2016.
President, SICC High Court Judge
Justice Philip Jeyaretnam has been President of the SICC since 2 January 2023. His focus on the Bench has been in complex commercial cases, arbitration law, building and construction, company and trust law. He is also a member of the Judicial Service Commission, and the Presidential Council for Minority Rights. In June 2022, he was appointed by the Chief Justice as the co-chair of the Commercial Practice Panel of the Supreme Court, to develop best practices for the management of commercial cases. While in practice, he was recognised as an expert in commercial litigation, arbitration and construction law in all major legal publications. In 2020, the Law Society conferred on him the CC Tan Award. Before joining the Bench, he was ASEAN CEO of Dentons Rodyk. He was the founding chairperson of the Society of Construction Law (Singapore), from 2002 to 2004, and served as the President of the Law Society during the years 2004 to 2007. From 2009 to 2020, he was a member of the Public Service Commission. Justice Jeyaretnam was conferred the title of Senior Counsel in 2003 at the age of 38, one of the youngest lawyers to be appointed Senior Counsel.
Registered Foreign Lawyer, Fountain Court Chambers
Anneliese is a “leading lawyer of her generation” and a “standout genius” who is frequently instructed in high-value and complex cases both nationally and internationally. She is ranked as a Leading Silk (in commercial and construction) and as an Arbitrator in the Asia-Pacific legal directories, as well as a Leading Silk in six practice areas in the UK legal directories (commercial litigation, international arbitration, professional negligence, energy, construction, and insurance/reinsurance) and as an Arbitrator. She is often called upon to assist major corporate clients and high net worth individuals with cases concerning joint ventures, private finance initiatives, contract termination, contractual interpretation, and other business issues. She occupies an almost unique position of operating at the highest level in both the commercial and construction spheres not only in the UK but also in Asia, the Middle East, the US, Europe and the Caribbean (including the DIFC and the SICC). Described as “an absolute Rockstar at the top of her game”, Anneliese is equally at home in a court or arbitration setting and regularly appears at appellate level. Last year, Anneliese was named overall ‘Silk of the Year’ at the Legal 500 Awards and as a ‘Star at the Bar’ by Chambers & Partners. She is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Partner, Allen & Gledhill
Dinesh is the Co-Head of the Firm’s International Arbitration Practice. He practises international arbitration and litigation. Dinesh is dual qualified in Singapore and the United Kingdom. He is a Barrister (Middle Temple) with a practicing certificate issued by the Bar Standards Board with rights of full audience (England and Wales). He has acted as lead counsel in international arbitration for global multinational corporations in the telecommunications, airline, hotel, commodities, construction, manufacturing and projects industries. He has also represented sovereign states in international arbitration cases. He has represented clients in landmark cases before the Singapore courts relating to jurisdiction of arbitral tribunals, challenges to arbitration awards and attempts to resist enforcement of foreign arbitration awards. Dinesh has represented multinational companies in cases before the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC), Singapore High Court and Court of Appeal relating to banking, corporate, employment, entertainment, insurance, property and shareholder disputes.
Head of Legal & Contracts, Samsung C & T
William is an in-house counsel with a leading global engineering, procurement, and construction contractor. William and his team support construction projects in the Asia Pacific region across the whole project life-cycle from pre-contract to completion. Notable projects in Singapore include the Marina Coastal Expressway, SLNG Terminal, the State Court Towers and Changi East 3-Runway System Expansion. Based in Singapore, William has 13 years’ experience in dispute management and resolution which include court litigations, arbitrations, and alternate dispute resolution processes.