29 August – 31 August 2023
Unfolding Conversations: To Arbitrate or to Mediate? Deciding on the Most Appropriate ADR to Resolve Maritime and International Trade Disputes
by Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration
31 August 2023, Thursday
17:00 - 19:00
Stephenson Harwood (Singapore) Alliance

Arbitration has dominated Alternative Dispute Resolution internationally; arbitral awards can be enforced globally through the New York Convention. On the other hand, mediation had to take a backseat because settlement agreements could not be enforced as easily and widely. This has changed with the Singapore Convention as more countries sign up to and ratify it.


Besides arbitration and mediation, there are hybrid mechanisms like the Arb-Med-Arb Protocol implemented by the Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration, with Singapore International Mediation Centre and Singapore Mediation Centre.


Come join our esteemed panellists in-person or virtually as they discuss key considerations to select the most suitable ADR mechanism to resolve maritime and international trade disputes.


Networking session will take place between 7pm - 8pm for in-person attendees.

*This event is a hybrid event. Register for the event here.

Number of Public CPD Points: 2

Practice Area: Alternate Dispute Resolution

Training Level: General

SILE Attendance Policy

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Wai Pong LEE

Founder, LWP.Sg Consultants

Wai Pong is an arbitrator, mediator, adjudicator, and ADR consultant. He founded LWP.Sg Consultants in 2016 and, until 2023, was also the Regional Advisor to the Thomas Miller Group, Managers of the UK P&I Club.


With a career spanning more than 5 decades, Wai Pong has extensive experience in the maritime, marine insurance and alternate dispute resolution sectors.


He was the first full-time Executive Director of SCMA and is a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, Principal Mediator of the Singapore Mediation Centre, and an Adjudicator of the Financial Industry Dispute Resolution Centre.



Arbitrator, The Arbitration Chambers; and International Judge, Dubai International Financial Centre Courts

Andrew Moran, KC is an independent, full-time, international commercial arbitrator, with over 30 years’ experience as arbitrator and judge. He is based at The Arbitration Chambers in Singapore, and is also a member of 6 Pump Court Chambers, London. He was in practice for over 40 years as Counsel. Andrew took Silk 30 years ago and, in that role, led teams of lawyers in complex commercial, civil and maritime cases. He is a Senior Master of the Bench of the Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn. Recently, he was appointed as a Justice of the Court of Appeal and Court of First Instance of the Dubai International Financial Centre ("DIFC"). His jurisdiction includes supervision of arbitrations seated in the DIFC.

Sir Bernard EDER KC

Independent Arbitrator, Independent Mediator, and International Judge of the Singapore International Commercial Court

Sir Bernard is an international arbitrator and International Judge at the Singapore International Commercial Court. He began practice as a barrister, taking Silk in 1990. In 2011, he was appointed a Judge of the High Court of England and Wales, where he sat until 2015, mainly in the Commercial Court.


Sir Bernard was formerly the Senior Editor of Scrutton on Charterparties and Chair of ARIAS (UK). He has been appointed as arbitrator in over 400 arbitrations. He is ranked Band 1 (International Arbitrators, UK) in both Chambers and Legal 500, and was awarded Lawyer of the Year (UK) – International Arbitration (Lawyer Monthly Legal Awards 2022).

Caroline YANG

Chief Executive, Hong Lam Marine

Caroline is the current President of Singapore Shipping Association and has served the association since 2019 as its first female President. She also assumes the role of Chief Executive at Hong Lam Marine Pte Ltd and is a Vice-Chair of the International Chamber of Shipping. She is a member of the Board of Directors of the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore and the Singapore Maritime Foundation.

Corina SONG

Partner, Allen & Gledhill

Corina is the Vice-Chairperson of the Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration and a partner at Allen & Gledhill LLP. She has extensive experience in shipping and international trade disputes, and is recognised as a highly regarded litigator by leading publications such as Legal 500 and Chambers.


Corina is actively involved in the legal community as a Council Member of the International Bar Association's Legal Practice Division, and is the Immediate Past Co-Chair of the IBA Maritime & Transport Law Committee, and Secretary of the Maritime Law Association of Singapore.

Daryll NG

Partner, Stephenson Harwood (Singapore) Alliance

Daryll is a partner at Virtus Law, and the managing partner of the Stephenson Harwood Singapore office. He has specialised in marine and commercial dispute resolution for more than 20 years. Qualified to practise in Singapore and the UK, Daryll has appeared in the Singapore Court and acted in numerous arbitrations and mediations.


Daryll has been recognised in Asia Business Law Journal's A-list of Singapore's Top 100 Lawyers, Asialaw Leading Lawyers, The Legal 500, and Chambers Asia Pacific.

Eunice CHUA

Chief Executive Officer, Financial Industry Disputes Resolution Centre (FIDReC)

Eunice leads the Financial Industry Dispute Resolution Centre that provides mediation and adjudication to consumers with disputes against licensed financial institutions. Before that, Eunice was Assistant Professor at the Singapore Management University School of Law. She remains a Research Fellow at the Singapore International Dispute Resolution Academy. She is a Principal Mediator and Trainer of the Singapore Mediation Centre (SMC).


Eunice was formerly a Justices’ Law Clerk and an Assistant Registrar in the Supreme Court of Singapore. She was also Assistant Director of SMC and Deputy CEO of the Singapore International Mediation Centre.

Lawrence TEH

Senior Partner, Dentons Rodyk & Davidson; and Global Co-Head (International Arbitration), Dentons

Lawrence is the Global Co-Head of Dentons’ International Arbitration practice and a senior partner in the maritime practice. He has wide experience handling maritime and commercial disputes, including those related to carriage of goods, international trade and commodities, charterparties, and ship and offshore construction, amongst others.


Lawrence advises and acts as lead counsel, appearing regularly in court, arbitrations, mediations, and other forms of dispute resolution. He is also regularly appointed as arbitrator by international arbitration institutions and in ad hoc arbitrations.