Singapore Mediation Convention - Research Team

RESEARCH TEAM

 

SIDRA’s R&D team is committed to deepening knowledge and capacities in relation to the Singapore Convention that will have a direct impact on policies and practices at international, regional, national and organisational levels.

 

Nadja Alexander

Nadja Alexander

Program Head

Dr. Nadja Alexander is an international dispute resolution specialist and is recognized as a global thought leader in the field of mediation (Who’s Who Legal).

An award winning author (2020, 2011) and educator (2018, 2007, 1997), Nadja’s expertise has contributed to the design and drafting of dispute resolution legislation in more than 10 jurisdictions including Singapore, Hong Kong and Vietnam. She is a foundation member of the International Advisory Board of the United Nations Global Mediation Panel and is a member of mediation panels in Singapore, Japan, Australia and China. Nadja works professionally in the English and German languages.

Nadja is Professor of Law (Practice) and Director of the Singapore International Dispute Resolution Academy (SIDRA) at the Singapore Management University School of Law. She holds honorary professorial appointments in Australia and the United States.

Vakhtang GIORGADZE

Vakhtang GIORGADZE

Research Associate

Vakhtang is a research associate at SIDRA. He is a qualified lawyer, admitted to the bar in Georgia with experience in international economic law and dispute resolution.

Prior to joining SIDRA, Vakhtang was an associate at MG Law Office, which is a tier one law firm in Georgia, where he was focusing on commercial agreements and dispute resolution. Vakhtang spent one year at the World Trade Organization as a young professional, where he advised a WTO panel on the resolution of an international trade dispute. His experience also includes working as a legal adviser of the EU Law Department at the Ministry of Justice of Georgia, where he was involved in the implementation of the Association Agreement between the European Union and Georgia.

Vakhtang holds an LL.B. from Free University of Tbilisi and an LL.M. from the MIDS -- Master in International Dispute Settlement programme, which is a joint programme of University of Geneva and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.

Allison GOH

Allison GOH

Research Associate

Allison Goh holds a LL.B. (Bachelor of Laws) (Hons) from the National University of Singapore, and a LL.M. (Master of Laws) from Peking University as a Chinese government scholar. Allison is qualified in Singapore, and has corporate and dispute resolution experience at a leading law firm and arbitration institution in Singapore. She also contributes to Stanford University's China Guiding Cases Project as an editor. Allison is fluent in English and Mandarin.

Shouyu Chong

Shouyu Chong

Research Fellow

Shouyu is a PhD Research Student at the Centre of Construction Law & Dispute Resolution, King’s College London (KCL). He is funded by the Centre of Construction Law & Dispute Resolution, and the Society of Construction Law, to research on jurisdiction and arbitration clauses in KCL. He was formerly a Research Associate of SIDRA in 2019. He researches on private international law and cross-border ADR mechanisms. He continues to research and write extensively on the Singapore Convention on Mediation.

Eunice Chua

Eunice Chua

Research Fellow

Eunice is the CEO of the Financial Industry Disputes Resolution Centre (FIDReC). Prior to her appointment at FIDReC, Eunice was an Assistant Professor of Law at the Singapore Management University School of Law where she specialised in alternative dispute resolution, evidence and procedure. Eunice has previously served as a Justices' Law Clerk and an Assistant Registrar of the Supreme Court of Singapore. While at the Supreme Court, she concurrently held appointments as a Magistrate of the State Courts and Assistant Director of the Singapore Mediation Centre. She was also the Deputy CEO of the Singapore International Mediation Centre and played a key role in its establishment.

Pitamber Yadav

Pitamber Yadav

Part-time Researcher

Pitamber is currently a part-time researcher at SIDRA. He is pursuing his LL.M. in International Arbitration & Dispute Resolution (IADR) from the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore. He is qualified to practice law in India. His areas of interest are mediation, international arbitration, and commercial negotiation. He is an Accredited Mediator trained at Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA), Ministry of Corporate Affairs (India).

Samantha CHOO Tjia Huey

Samantha CHOO Tjia Huey

Part-time Researcher

Samantha is a fourth-year undergraduate pursuing a Bachelor of Laws degree at the Singapore Management University. She has been a research assistant to SIDRA and Professor Nadja Alexander for over a year, partaking in several projects. Most notably she was involved in the production of The Singapore Convention on Mediation: A Commentary and the Singapore Mediation Handbook as a Student Editor.

Lydia Tan

Lydia Tan

Part-time Researcher

Lydia is currently in her third year of reading law at the Singapore Management University. She has interests in alternative dispute resolution mechanisms and their development for the future. She takes pride in learning and is also the teaching assistant for Professor Nadja Alexander’s International Mediation Law and Policy class.

Lushna Jayram KHIALANI

Lushna Jayram KHIALANI

Part-time Researcher

Lushna is currently a penultimate year student at the Singapore Management University. She is pursuing a Bachelor of Laws degree. Through her studies at the university and experience in mooting, she has developed a keen interest in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), especially mediation and international arbitration.

Lushna Jayram KHIALANI

Angelica TAN Siu Ping

Part-time Researcher

Angelica is an undergraduate pursuing her LL.B. at the Singapore Management University. She has a keen interest disputes and is particularly drawn to mediation as a form of dispute resolution. She has worked with Professor Nadja Alexander as a teaching assistant for various courses taught at the university, such as International Mediation Law and Practice and Professional Mediation Skills.