Singapore Has First Say In Shaping Future Of Dispute Resolution

Legal News & Analysis – Asia Pacific - Singapore - Dispute Resolution

12 February, 2016


Singapore kick-starts the Global Pound Conference (GPC) series, on 17 and 18 March 2016 at the Supreme Court of Singapore, with a myriad of private and public sector individuals and organisations in attendance, to have their say in the future of dispute resolution. In attendance at the opening and the closing of the conference will be the Chief Justice of Singapore and Senior Minister of State for Law, Ms Indranee Rajah.

The GPC series is a series of conferences commencing in Singapore and ending in London in 2017, after visiting 36 cities in 26 countries. It aims to engage all participants to make a positive step forward so that dispute resolution could be used to effectively resolve the commercial and civil disputes of the modern world.

Through a series of interactive voting and discussion sessions, conference participants will be able to express their views on a range of vital issues affecting how disputes are resolved – with results projected instantly and comparing priorities by stakeholder category. Each session will generate valuable and actionable data on what dispute resolution users actually need, and how other stakeholders can help meet those needs. The goal of the Series is to stimulate real impact and effective change.

The Honourable Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon, who will be opening the conference, mentioned in his speech during the Opening of the Legal Year that:

“The Series aims to consider the future of dispute resolution and the critical importance of ensuring access to justice”.
“The choice of Singapore to host the Conference that will launch the global series underscores our standing as an international professional services hub and it will afford us an excellent opportunity to weigh in on these important issues.” Said Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon at the opening of the legal year 2016, who is also the President of Singapore Academy of Law.