The conference will take stock of Singapore’s maritime dispute resolution landscape. In recognition of our nation’s 50th anniversary, focus will be directed on it’s evolution in the last 50 years, where we are headed and how SCMA can best position itself to benefit from these changes. The conference background will be set against:


• Asia’s economic growth
• Asian strength in shipping
• A default Asian arbitral seat for Singapore in BIMCO and NYPE forms


Attention will also be paid to an undercapitalized shipping market responding to ADR mechanisms such as mediation and neutral evaluation as tools to achieve early and cost-efficient resolution of maritime disputes.


The conference will also feature mock sessions on mediation and arbitration together with supporting panel discussions.