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Singapore Arbitration Dialogue - Save the Date!

This series aims to highlight rising and distinguished Asian figures in the international arbitration community.

For our inaugural event, we are honored to have speakers Dato Mary Lim and Justice Judith Prakash, as well as Ms May Tai as the moderator for the upcoming discussion dialogue! The event will be held in a hybrid format on 11 July 2024. 

The number of participants in-person will be limited to ensure the invitees have an opportunity participate in the discussion. Successful registrants will be notified by email as soon as possible.

Please RSVP by 17 April 2023. We look forward to having you join us!


Justice Dato Mary Lim

Justice Dato’ Mary Lim Thiam Suan is a renowned legal professional, who recently retired from the Federal Court of Malaysia. With a career that spans various roles in the Attorney General’s Chambers of Malaysia, including Senior Federal Counsel and Deputy Head of Civil Division, she has made significant contributions to the legal field. She was the first judge of the Construction Court in Kuala Lumpur and has presided over the New Commercial Court and the Court of Appeal. Justice Lim is also a passionate advocate for judicial and legal training. She is a qualified advocacy trainer with the Bar Council Malaysia and a member of the international faculty of advocacy trainers. She has conducted numerous workshops on criminal, civil, and appellate advocacy and has taught at the Advanced Advocacy Course at Keble College, Oxford. Her dedication to the law is reflected in her extensive public lectures and her influential role in law revision and reform.

Justice Judith Prakash

Justice Judith Prakash is a prominent legal figure currently serving as Senior Judge of the Singapore Supreme Court. With a distinguished career that includes various roles in both private practice and the judiciary, she has made substantial contributions to commercial law. Justice Prakash was the first woman to be appointed a permanent judge of the Singapore High Court and has presided over numerous high-profile cases. Justice Prakash is also deeply committed to legal education and training. She has been involved in several initiatives aimed at improving the legal system and has delivered numerous public lectures on commercial law and arbitration. Her expertise and dedication have earned her widespread recognition and respect within the legal community, making her a trailblazer and a mentor to many in the field.

Ms May Tai (Moderator)

May Tai is a distinguished legal professional currently serving as the Managing Partner of Herbert Smith Freehills' Asia offices. With extensive experience in international arbitration and dispute resolution, she has advised on numerous high-stakes commercial disputes across the region. May Tai's leadership and strategic vision have significantly contributed to the firm's growth and success in Asia. In addition to her professional achievements, May Tai is a committed advocate for diversity and inclusion within the legal profession. She has spearheaded various initiatives aimed at promoting gender equality and supporting the development of young lawyers. Her dedication to mentoring and her influential role in shaping the legal landscape have earned her widespread respect and recognition in the industry.


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