ALSA ANNUAL CONFERENCE 2022
Proudly organised by ALSA National Chapter Singapore
"Access to Justice"
Supporting Institution and Venue Sponsor
Minister Edwin Tong
Mr Edwin Tong SC was appointed Minister for Culture, Community and Youth and Second Minister for Law on 27 July 2020. Prior to this, he served as the Senior Minister of State at the Ministry of Law and the Ministry of Health from 1 July 2018 to 26 July 2020.
At the Ministry of Law, he focuses on the development and promotion of Singapore’s legal and dispute resolution sector. He also handles wide-ranging aspects of law reform, including intellectual property, corporate restructuring and insolvency, and legal aid.
Before taking office, Mr Tong spent his entire working life at Allen & Gledhill LLP, one of the largest law practices in Singapore, where he practised extensively in corporate and commercial disputes, restructuring and insolvency matters, and international arbitration. In that time, he was concurrently Head of the Restructuring and Corporate Insolvency Department, Co-Head of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Department, and a member of the Exco. He was widely acknowledged to be a leading lawyer of the Singapore Bar, and was consistently cited and recommended for his expertise in dispute resolution and as a restructuring and insolvency practitioner in various leading international legal publications. In recognition of his advocacy skills, professional standing and extensive knowledge of the law, he was appointed Senior Counsel in 2015.
Mr Tong was educated at St Joseph’s Institution, Raffles Junior College and later read law at the National University of Singapore.
ACCESS TO JUSTICE
A human-centered approach
Associate Professor Eugene Tan Kheng Boon
Professor Eugene Tan is associate professor of law at the School of Law, Singapore Management University (SMU) and his inter-disciplinary research interests include constitutional and administrative law, law and public policy, the government and politics of Singapore, the regulation of ethnic conflict, business ethics and corporate responsibility, and the ethical and policy framework on artificial intelligence.
Source: Singapore Management University
Mr Boon Tiong Lim
President, ALSA Alumni Association
Vice President (PRM),
ALSA International 2018/19
ALSA Singapore 2018/19
ALSA International 2016/17
Vice President (AA),
ALSA International 2014/15
The SUSS School of Law’s primary focus is to support the nation’s efforts to train and produce practitioners in the areas of criminal law and family practice.
Accordingly, our LLB and JD programmes adopt a pedagogical approach that emphasises problem-solving, by splicing the learning of substantive law with practice-oriented application.
Exposure to cross-disciplinary fields, as well as opportunities for all students to engage meaningfully with members of both the Bar and the Judiciary, ensure that our graduates enter the profession primed for practice not just with the foundational knowledge and skills, but also a keen sense of purpose.
TITO ISAAC & CO LLP
Tito Isaac & Co LLP is a Singapore-based, full-service law firm established in 1999. We serve private clients, SMEs, MNCs and government agencies across a range of sectors. Our team of 35 lawyers provides high-quality legal services and personalized client care aimed at achieving the best available outcomes.
We advise, plan and execute legal solutions to help individuals and enterprises preserve, protect and build on their strategic interests and business positions.
Our firm provides a full suite of services with practices in litigation, arbitration & alternate dispute resolution; banking; cyber security advisory and privacy law; insolvency and debt restructuring; business & corporate law; real estate and conveyancing; family & matrimonial; private clients, estates & trusts; and criminal law.
We strive to establish long-standing relationships with our clients, anchored by a commitment to invest in gifted solicitors and an unwavering mission of client care. Our counsel is swift, efficient, responsive and decisive, and seamlessly integrates into every client’s activities and operations.
DAVINDER SINGH CHAMBERS LLC
Led by Davinder Singh, SC, we are a team of Dispute Resolution specialists who focus on litigation and international arbitration. We regularly handle complex and high profile contentious cases in the Courts and in international arbitration, and are focused on training young lawyers.
Eugene Thuraisingam LLC
Eugene Thuraisingam LLP is a premier dispute resolution practice specialising in disputes and investigations.
We are recognised by Chambers and Partners Asia-Pacific 2022 for Corporate Investigations/Anti-Corruption: Domestic in Singapore, as one of The Best Lawyers™ in Singapore in the field of Criminal Defence 2022 and “Singapore’s Best Law Firms in 2022” by the Straits Times and Statista.
We were also Benchmark Litigation’s “Asia-Pacific Boutique Firm of the Year” for 2020. We are the choice firm for any client seeking an experienced, committed and conflict-free team of counsel to conduct high-stakes disputes. As trial lawyers, we bring unique skills to the table, particularly in commercial disputes involving head-on clashes of factual or expert evidence. We are fearless in pursuing novel arguments and have persuaded the Singapore courts to find for our clients in uncharted areas of commercial and criminal law.
JTJB provides specialised legal services in five cores areas of practice. The firm has a worldwide reach through branch offices, associate firms and legal networks, and is the only Singapore member of the ADVOC group – a network of international law offices spanning more than 60 countries.
JTJB provides specialised legal services in areas of commercial dispute resolution, corporate and corporate secretarial, regulatory and compliance, real estate and conveyancing and are particularly known for our maritime and shipping expertise.
Our firm is a prominent part of the legal landscape in Singapore with an international clientele and reputation.
Our practice groups are led by skilled and experienced practitioners and we are able to take on matters of any size, urgency and complexity without compromising our commitment to provide clients with personalised and dedicated service.