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SIDRA Director's Appointment to the International Advisory Board of the Office of the Ombudsman for United Nations Funds and Programmes

Published on May 18, 2020

SIDRA is pleased to announce that SIDRA Director Professor Nadja Alexander has been appointed to the International Advisory Board of the Office of the Ombudsman for United Nations Funds and Programmes.  The current Ombudsman is Giuseppe De Palo, and more information on the Office of the Ombudsman can be found here: https://fpombudsman.org/.   The Office of the Ombudsman for United Nations Funds…

New Faces at SIDRA

Published on May 12, 2020

SIDRA is pleased to welcome Vakhtang Giorgadze to the SIDRA family.  Vakhtang, a lawyer from Georgia, joins us as Research Associate and will focus his research on the Singapore Mediation Convention.  His full bio is below.  Please stay tuned as we will be introducing the SIDRA family through our blog in the next few weeks.   Vakhtang Giorgadze (Research Associate) Vakhtang is a qualified…

A note to the (anxious) young lawyer

Published on Apr 30, 2020

By: Ervin Tan, SIDRA BRI Research Affiliate To the young lawyers looking forward to be called to the bar: congratulations, and welcome. You’ve earned a well-deserved break after years of law school, bar exams, and - hopefully for most of you - a period of training that seemed longer than it was. Some of you may worry about retention or getting offered a position as an associate. Some of you…

Singapore Case Note: Interpretation of MSAs and Inadmissibility of Evidence from Mediation

Published on Mar 17, 2020

Professor Nadja Alexander and Research Fellow Shouyu Chong have published the above case note in the Kluwer Mediation Blog. The link to the case note may be found at http://mediationblog.kluwerarbitration.com/2019/03/17/singapore-case-note-interpretation-of-msas-and-inadmissibility-of-evidence-from-mediation/

Singapore Case Note: Settlement Agreement Invoked as Shield

Published on Feb 21, 2020

Professor Nadja Alexander and Research Fellow Shouyu Chong have published the above case note in the Kluwer Mediation Blog. The link to the case note may be found at http://mediationblog.kluwerarbitration.com/2020/02/21/singapore-case-note-settlement-agreement-invoked-as-shield/

A Smoother Channel for Settling Disputes – Business Times Singapore

Published on Jan 15, 2020

In a special feature on SMU’s research that tackles the societal challenge of navigating boundaries and borders, SMU Professor of Law (Practice) Nadja Alexander explored how the changing field of international mediation is offering small businesses a cost-effective means of resolving commercial disputes.  Download PDF