[URA Speakers Series] Perry Lethlean: Activating Waterfront & Authenticity

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URA: Heritage and Sustainable Urbanism: Case Studies from France, Singapore and the Region

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[SIArb] Events

The Singapore Institute of Arbitrators is pleased to invite you to its upcoming events:


NEW! A Dialogue on Current Arbitration Issues with Michael Hwang and Lawrence Boo (17 February 2017 5.00pm – 7.15pm, Orchid Ballroom, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, #04-85, The Central (Clarke Quay))


About this Seminar:
Join us for an insightful “Tylney Hall-styled” session with two of Singapore’s arbitration heavyweights who will shortlist their favourite arbitration issues for discussion with each other and the audience. 

Possible issues to be raised may include:
  1. CJ Menon’s recent speech proposing a system for disciplining errant Counsel by referring such issues to the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
  2. Dos and Don’ts in Document Production
  3. Are time and cost overblown issues?
  4. How settlement of arbitration disputes should be documented


About the Speakers:

Dr Michael Hwang S.C. currently serves as non-resident Chief Justice of the Dubai International Financial Centre Courts. He has two law degrees from Oxford University, where he was a College Scholar. His primary practice is in international dispute resolution as arbitrator and mediator.
He is based in Singapore but has door tenancies in London and Sydney. He has served in various capacities, including Judicial Commissioner of the Supreme Court of Singapore; Singapore’s Ambassador to Switzerland and Argentina; President of the Law Society of Singapore; Adjunct Professor, National University of Singapore; Commissioner of the United Nations Compensation Commission (“UNCC”); Vice-Chairman of the ICC International Court of Arbitration; Vice-President of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (“ICCA”); and Court Member of the London Court of International Arbitration (“LCIA”)

Prof Lawrence Boo is the author of “Halsbury’s Laws of Singapore Volume 1(2) - Arbitration” (LexisNexis 2011 Re-issue), the chapter on Singapore in the book “International Handbook on Commercial Arbitration” (Kluwer 1996, 2002 and 2011 Supplements) and the regular contributor to the “Annual Review of Singapore” chapter on “Arbitration” since 2001.
His papers have also been published in various international journals including the Journal of International Arbitration, Asian International Arbitration Journal, Asia Business Law Review, Chinese Yearbook of Private International and Comparative Law (Peking University Press), Dispute Resolution Journal (London) and the Asian Business Lawyer (Korea University).
He is on the editorial board of the Oxford International Arbitration Series, (Oxford University Press) and a General Editor of the Asian International Arbitration Journal. The “UNCITRAL Digest on the Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration 2012” is his latest published work which he completed (with Prof Frederic Bachand and Dr Stefan Kroll) in July 2012. Consistently ranked as one of Asia’s most “in demand” “leading individuals” in international arbitration from 2008 to 2013, Prof Boo has sat as arbitrator in more than 200 cases in many jurisdictions and written numerous awards. He has recently been designated by Singapore to serve on the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators.  


Public CPD Points : 1.5 (TBC)
Practice Area: Alternative Dispute Resolution
Training Level: General



IES: ABC WATER PROFESSIONALS WORKSHOP - ABC Waters Project at Potong Pasir A Case Study

March 22, 2016 (Tuesday), 1.30 - 6pm at PUB WaterHub Auditorium (80 Toh Guan Road East, Singapore 608575)

Two-thirds of Singapore functions as local catchment areas. Under the Active, Beautiful, Clean
Waters (ABC Waters) Programme, PUB has embarked on a journey to harness the full potential of
our waters by integrating them with our environment. Over the past 10 years, other public agencies
and private developers have also embraced the ABC Waters Design concept that leads to
improvement in water quality, enhanced biodiversity and new recreational space for people to get
closer to water.

To build up the expertise of industry professionals in ABC Waters design features, the ABC Waters
Professional Programme was launched in September 2011. Comprising four core modules and four
elective modules, the programme covers the concepts, design, implementation and maintenance of
ABC Waters design features.

Participants who complete all four core modules plus any two elective modules and meet the
registration criteria of IES/SIA/SILA, would be eligible to be registered as an ABC Waters
Professional. Details on the registration criteria can be found at the websites of IES, SIA and SILA.
Participants who complete any single module would receive certificate of attendance for the module

ABC Waters Professionals Workshop is a series of workshops aim to serve as a platform to
propagate and advance the knowledge and experience in ABC Waters design and sustainable
stormwater management through sharing of ABC Waters projects, case studies and pilot projects,
R&D projects, exemplary private and public projects etc. The workshops also aim to inspire
professionals to adopt ABC Waters design concepts in the architectural, drainage and landscape
design of their projects, thus contributing to catchment-wide implementation of such concept in

To register, please click HERE.

IEC Young Professionals Workshop 2016

Nomination for 7th IEC Young Professionals Workshop, 10 to 12 October 2016 in Frankfurt, Germany

SPRING Singapore wish to invite you to nominate Young Professional(s) / register your interest to attend the annual IEC Young Professionals (YP) 2016 Workshop.

The Annual IEC YP Workshop is organised by the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) in its 7th edition since 2010 and will be held in Frankfurt, Germany from 10 to 12 October 2016.
To date, a total of 11 YPs from Singapore have participated in the Workshop and are involved in the Singapore Standardisation Programme.

The Workshop brings together the world's upcoming expert engineers, technicians and managers. It provides them with more opportunities to shape the future of international standardization and conformity assessment in the field of electrotechnology.

The IEC will cover the costs for the workshop and hotel accommodation (up to 3 nights). The travel costs (e.g. airfare & transport) and other expenses are to be borne by the participant/employer.
Up to two shortlisted participants will be nominated for the IEC YP Workshop, and subject to IEC’s acceptance.

Criteria of candidate:

  • Manager, engineer or technician
  • Employed by a relevant industry or business
  • Aged 20s to mid-30s
  • Some experience in standardisation / conformity assessment 

If you are interested to participate/submit nomination for the 7th IEC YP workshop, please complete and return the attached request form “2016 IEC YP Workshop Request Form”” to the Secretariat SNC(IEC) at email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , by 8 April 2016 (Friday).

More details of the IEC YP Workshop can be found in the attached flyer and at http://www.iec.ch/members_experts/ypp/

Please feel free to contact Mr Jason Low at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any queries. Thank you