The Herbert Smith Freehills-SMU Asian Arbitration Lecture Series was established in 2010 and made possible by a term fund contribution by Herbert Smith Freehills.
The objective of the Lecture Series is to promote collaborative forms of dispute resolution and access to justice and in so doing promote Singapore as the centre for dispute resolution in Asia, particularly in arbitration and mediation.
Each year, a distinguished international arbitrator will be invited to present this lecture, which in turn will be published in a leading regional arbitration journal.
23 November 2021
[Webinar] Witnesses and Webcams: The Psychology of Witness Evidence in a Virtual World
Speaker: Dr Ula Cartwright-Finch
22 October 2020
[Webinar] Don't Shoot the Sheriff: The Threat of Legal Claims Against Arbitrators and Arbitral Institutions
Speaker: Ms Loretta Malintoppi
2 October 2019
The Court's Role in Arbitral Proceedings: Regulator or Promoter?
Speaker: The Honourable Justice Judith Prakash
18 October 2018
22 November 2017
ASEAN's Role and Opportunities in Public and Private Dispute Resolution <CANCELLED>
Speaker: Emeritus Professor Dr Surin Pitsuwan
24 November 2016
Adjudicator, Advocate, or Something In Between? Coming to Terms with the Role of the Party-Appointed Arbitrator
Speaker: The Honourable the Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon
24 November 2015
5 November 2014
Investment Arbitration Under the Spotlight - What Next for Asia?
Speaker: Mr Fali Nariman
17 September 2013
International Arbitration: Private Parties and Public International Law
Speaker: The Right Honourable the Lord Collins of Mapesbury
11 October 2012
Defining the Role of the Court in Modern International Commercial Arbitration
Speaker: Mr David A.R. Williams, QC
4 August 2011
Corruption in Arbitration - Law and Reality
Speaker: Chief Justice Dr Michael Hwang, SC
23 September 2010
International Arbitration in a Global Economy: The Challenges of the Future
Speaker: Dr Bernard Hanotiau, Attorney at Law, Brussels Bar, Hanotiau & van den Berg