Lawyer Monthly - November 2022

At the heart of SC Week 2022 was the UNCITRAL Academy, which comprised the UNCITRAL Academy Conference and Capacity-Building Workshops. Jointly organised by MinLaw and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL), the UNCITRAL Academy took place from 30 August to 1 September 2022. Themed ‘Embracing Global Change, Navigating New Possibilities’, the discussions centred on current trends and challenges in cross-border dispute resolution amidst the quick-changing global landscape, and breakthroughs in dispute resolution practice. Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Law K Shanmugam SC delivered his welcome address, emphasising the importance of upholding rules-based multilateralism against a backdrop of uncertainty and global challenges brought about by COVID-19 and geopolitical tensions. He highlighted, “The Singapore Convention on Mediation provides businesses with greater assurance that their international mediated settlement agreements can be enforced across borders.” Secretary of UNCITRAL Anna JoubinBret gave her opening remarks, where she expressed her appreciation for UNCITRAL Academy Organised by the Ministry of Law (MinLaw) in collaboration with 21 supporting partner organisations, SC Week 2022 attracted over 4,000 local and overseas in-person and virtual participants from the legal, business and government sectors over five days (29 August 2022 to 2 September 2022). 72 LAWYERMONTHLYNOVEMBER 2022 Six Events to Remember fromSingapore Convention Week 2022 1 Thought Leader The Singapore Convention Week 2022 (SC Week 2022) successfully drew to a close on 2 September 2022, leaving participants with insightful perspectives from global experts and thought leaders on international dispute resolution, new and renewed connections and friendships, as well as beautiful memories of Singapore. Further details of the event and its many highlights have been collected by the organisers and can be found here.

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