Arbitration is the preferred but not the only means of transnational disputes settlement. In recent times, international commercial courts have borrowed ideas from arbitration to enhance their processes for international disputes. As a member of the Committee that proposed the Singapore International Commercial Court, Chan Leng Sun, SC will share insights on the rationale for this court and the features that make it special. References will also be made to the Dubai International Financial Centre Court and the China International Commercial Courts in Shenzhen and Xi’an. In addition, he will speak about The Hague Choice of Court Agreements Convention which aims to do for court judgments what the New York Convention has done for arbitral award. Note must also be made of the upcoming Singapore Mediation Convention and a number of initiatives that have given mediation a shot in the arm.
Mr Chan Leng Sun, SC is the Deputy Chairman of the SIAC Board of Directors.
Leng Sun was appointed Senior Counsel of the Supreme Court of Singapore in January 2011. He is a member of Essex Court Chambers Duxton (Singapore Group Practice). He is qualified in Malaysia, Singapore and England. He has a broad commercial practice that covers technical disputes, maritime law, international trade, insurance and company law.
Apart from being counsel, Leng Sun is a Chartered Arbitrator and is also on the panel of leading arbitral institutions. He is a member of the Singapore delegation to the UNCITRAL Working Group on Arbitration and a member of the Committee on the Singapore International Commercial Court. He is the Deputy Chairman of the SGX (Singapore Exchange) Appeals Committee. Leng Sun is formerly the President of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb) and Global Head of Arbitration of Baker McKenzie.