The COVID-19 pandemic is one of the most serious public health emergencies the world has ever encountered. In its wake, significant legal issues have required urgent resolution across the globe. In the first webinar to be held under the SMU Law Academy’s COVID-19 Seminar Series, a panel of experts will discuss and examine a number of important contract law issues that have arisen in Singapore and English law as a result of the pandemic. The panellists look to address not only the application of fundamental doctrines (including frustration, force majeure and termination) and unprecedented legislation (such as the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020) in contract law, but also to offer their carefully deliberated prognoses and to suggest concrete steps which commercial parties may consider taking in these uncertain times. Participants can therefore expect to join a highly relevant and current discourse that infuses practicality, theory and dispute resolution strategy.
Participants can ask their questions beforehand and also during the webinar, which is intended to include a lively and interactive discussion.
The net proceeds from this webinar will be donated to selected charities in aid of the community affected by COVID-19.
a. Registration fee
Seminar fee of S$150* (inclusive of GST) applies.
b. SMU Alumni fee (for LLB / JD / LLM graduates)
Seminar fee of S$135* (inclusive of GST) applies for SMU LLB / JD / LLM Alumni.
*Please note that there will be no refund of any fees should the participant cancel the registration/fail to attend the seminar. However, registration is transferable. Notice of any change in participant should be sent to the Academy via email: firstname.lastname@example.org, by 23 April 2020.
SMU School of Law reserves the right to cancel or postpone any event. In such case, we will arrange for the refund of seminar fees paid.
VK Rajah SC
VK Rajah SC is Chair of the SMU Board of Advisors.
Toby Landau QC
Toby Landau QC is a barrister, advocate and arbitrator, and a member of the Bars of England and Wales, Singapore, New York, the BVI and Northern Ireland, with registration in the DIFC. Appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2008, he is top-ranked across leading legal directories. As counsel he has argued hundreds of major international commercial, investor-state and inter-state arbitrations. He also has extensive experience sitting as presiding arbitrator, co-arbitrator and sole arbitrator in commercial and investor-state disputes under most of the world’s leading ad hoc and institutional rules. He holds a first-class law degree and a first class BCL from Oxford University (Eldon Scholar), and an LLM from Harvard Law School (Kennedy Scholar).
Daryl Chew is a partner in Shearman & Sterling’s International Arbitration practice and Head of the firm’s Singapore office. He advises and represents clients in international arbitrations with focus on construction, energy, M&A, joint venture and general commercial disputes. His experience includes arbitrations conducted in the world’s principal arbitral seats under most major arbitration rules, involving a wide range of national laws. He also regularly serves as presiding arbitrator, co-arbitrator and sole arbitrator. Daryl is consistently recommended across leading professional directories. He received his LL.B. (First Class Honours) from the National University of Singapore, and was awarded the Chief Justice’s Prize for best overall student.
Goh Yihan is Dean and Professor of Law at the Singapore Management University School of Law. His research focuses primarily on the law of contract and torts, with a secondary interest in the principles of statutory interpretation and the legal process. He has published numerous books, chapters and journal articles internationally and in Singapore, which have been cited on multiple occasions by the Singapore courts and the Federal Court of Malaysia. He has also been appointed as amicus curiae before the Court of Appeal and the High Court of Singapore. He obtained his LLB (First Class Honours) from the National University of Singapore on a University Undergraduate Scholarship, where he graduated as the top student in 2006, and subsequently obtained an LLM from Harvard Law School in 2010 on an NUS University Overseas Graduate Scholarship.
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