SICC Symposium 2021

Organised by the Supreme Court of Singapore, the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC) Symposium 2021 was held on 10 March 2021 via a webinar. The theme for the SICC Symposium was “Trends and Developments in International Commercial Litigation”. The SICC Symposium brought together Chief Justices, Judges and legal luminaries in the field of international commercial litigation from various jurisdictions, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and Singapore, to discuss the topics related to this theme.

The SICC Symposium is a landmark event, bringing together key players in the international commercial dispute resolution landscape. The line-up of distinguished speakers at the SICC Symposium exemplifies the SICC’s status as a leading court for the resolution of international commercial disputes and Singapore’s status as a leading forum for legal services.

The video of the all the session can be found here:

Opening address by the Honourable the Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon
Chief Justice Opening Address at the Singapore International Commercial Court Symposium 2021 - YouTube

Session 1: International commercial courts – the next frontier in international dispute resolution or the latest trend
SICC Symposium 2021: Trends & Developments in International Commercial Litigation – Session 1 - YouTube
Moderator:

  • Justice Judith Prakash (Justice of the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of Singapore)
    Speakers:
  • Associate Professor Adeline Chong (Associate Professor of Law, Singapore Management University)
  • Justice Anselmo Reyes (International Judge, Supreme Court of Singapore)
  • Chief Justice James Allsop AO (Chief Justice, Federal Court of Australia)
  • Judge P. Kevin Castel (Senior District Judge, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York)
  • Sir Peter Gross (formerly Lord Justice of Appeal, Court of Appeal of England and Wales)
  • Professor Yeo Tiong Min, S.C. (Professor of Law, Singapore Management University)

Session 2: Commercial and Infrastructure Disputes in a Post-Pandemic world
SICC Symposium 2021: Trends & Developments in International Commercial Litigation – Session 2 - YouTube

Moderator:

  • Professor Locknie Hsu (Professor of Law, Singapore Management University)
    Speakers:
  • Justice Douglas Jones AO (International Judge, Supreme Court of Singapore)
  • Mr Sean Wilken, QC (Queen’s Counsel, Keating Chambers)
  • Justice Sir Vivian Ramsey (International Judge, Supreme Court of Singapore)

Session 3: The new Singapore International Commercial Court Rules
SICC Symposium 2021: Trends & Developments in International Commercial Litigation – Session 3 - YouTube
Moderator:

  • Justice Quentin Loh (Judge of the Appellate Division, Supreme Court of Singapore / President, Singapore International Commercial Court)
    Speakers:
  • Mr. Cameron Ford (Partner, Squire Patton Boggs)
  • Mr. Cavinder Bull, S.C. (Chief Executive Officer, Drew & Napier LLC)
  • Justice Chua Lee Ming (Judge, Supreme Court of Singapore)
  • Justice Sir Henry Bernard Eder (International Judge,  Supreme Court of Singapore)
  • Mr. Nicholas Lingard (Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer)
  • Mr. Toby Landau, QC (Queen’s Counsel, Essex Court Chambers)
  • Ms. Una Khng (Deputy Divisional Registrar, Singapore International Commercial Court)

Session 4: The Role of Commercial Courts in Cross-Border Insolvency Disputes
SICC Symposium 2021: Trends & Developments in International Commercial Litigation – Session 4 - YouTube
Moderator:

  • Justice Anselmo Reyes (International Judge, Supreme Court of Singapore)
    Speakers:
  • Mr. James H.M. Sprayregen, P.C. (Partner, Kirkland & Ellis)
  • Justice Kannan Ramesh (Judge, Supreme Court of Singapore)
  • Ms. Lexa Hilliard, QC (Queen’s Counsel, Wilberforce Chambers)
  • Mr. Sushil Nair (Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Drew & Napier LLC)

In Conversation with the Honourable Justice Quentin Loh
SICC Symposium 2021: Trends & Developments in International Commercial Litigation – Session 5 - YouTube