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The Honourable Society of The Inner Temple

The Inner Temple is one of the four Inns of Court, unincorporated membership associations which have existed since the 14th Century. The Inns of Court hold the exclusive right to Call students to practise law at the Bar of England and Wales. We play a significant role in the recruitment of student members, training of aspiring barristers and continuing professional development of established practitioners. We also hold responsibilities for the regulatory system of the Bar, along with the Bar Council and Bar Standards Board.

We are an Inn with a global membership that is ever progressive in strengthening and promoting the rule of law and a vibrant, diverse, legal community. Led and shaped by the profession for the profession, we are dedicated to attracting the best candidates and ensuring that everyone, at each stage of their career, has access to excellent education and training resources so they can develop and thrive.

The Inner Temple has over 10,000 qualified members, including Judges, Barristers (both practising and non-practising) and Pupils. Each year approximately 350 students apply to join the Inn, including those from the Commonwealth and other international countries, with the intention of training for the Bar. Our graduates go on to practise at the Bar, take judicial appointments, enter the political arena and become distinguished law academics wherever they live.

We have always welcomed members from around the world and we are very proud that Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi studied law and was Called to the Bar with us in the 1880s. He is our greatest alumnus. Today our international alumni includes the Chief Justice of Singapore and other current and former Supreme Court justices in the United States, Hong Kong, Malaysia, India, Pakistan, New Zealand and the Caribbean. They are an inspiration for the young lawyers who join us every year and where they are taught the highest ethical standards upon which the rule of law relies.

Each year senior members of the Inn, known as Benchers, elect a Treasurer to serve as the head of the organisation. The current Treasurer is The Rt Hon Lady Justice Gloster DBE, a judge of the Court of Appeal.

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Epiq, a global leader in the legal services industry, takes on large-scale, increasingly complex tasks for corporate counsel, law firms, and business professionals with efficiency, clarity, and confidence. Clients rely on Epiq experts, technologies and resources to streamline the complex, costly and time-consuming administration of legal matters. This includes litigation, arbitration, investigations, financial transactions, regulatory compliance and other business operations. Epiq subject-matter experts and technologies create efficiency through expertise and deliver confidence to high-performing clients around the world. Learn more at

Leadership credentials

Asia footprint
300 + professionals, 6 offices and 4 data centres in Asia. Fully-staffed regional offices in Hong Kong, Mainland China, Singapore, India and Japan.

Regulatory & compliance
Leader in data security, privacy, and cross-border arbitration, litigation and regulatory response

ALM innovation award winner for eDiscovery managed services; 2500+ eDiscovery professionals globally

Court reporting
Largest regional provider of court reporting and transcription services for arbitration, court hearings, U.S. depositions and public inquiries

Local fluency
English and Asian language support including Bahasa Indonesia, Malay, Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese, Korean and several Indian dialects

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One Essex Court

One Essex Court is a pre-eminent set of barristers’ chambers right at the very top of the commercial litigation and arbitration market. Professional clients comprise all of the major litigation and disputes law firms in London and the wider UK, as well as many internationally renowned litigation operations. In addition, members are regularly engaged by in-house legal departments and general counsel across a broad spectrum of business and commerce to offer incisive and effective advice on a wide range of dispute resolution issues, both domestic and international.

Members of One Essex Court are recognised specialist counsel in a wide range of contentious areas characterised as commercial disputes, also regularly accepting nominations as arbitrators, mediators and experts. Our principle areas of practice include; banking and financial services; commercial litigation and arbitration; civil fraud and investigations; company and insolvency matters, including shareholder disputes; competition and European Union law; energy and natural resources, including associated regulation; insurance and reinsurance; intellectual property; gaming and licensing; professional negligence and revenue law.

One Essex Court comprises over 100 full-time practitioners, who regularly appear before the full spectrum of domestic courts and tribunals, in work ranging from short injunction applications to major trials in the London High Court. Counsel here also regularly appear before the Court of Appeal, the Privy Council and the UK Supreme Court, as well as appearances in the CJEU and EGC. Barristers at One Essex Court are also called to appear in a wide range of foreign jurisdictions, particularly in the Caribbean, Hong Kong and Singapore, including as counsel in international arbitrations. The arbitrators here are regularly appointed to panels with overseas arbitral seats, including those run under a foreign law.

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Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP

Rajah & Tann Singapore is a leading full-service law firm in Singapore and one of the largest in South East Asia. Our firm has been at the leading edge of law in Asia, having worked on many of the biggest and highest profile cases in the region. We have a vast pool of talented and well-regarded lawyers dedicated to delivering the very highest standards of service across all the firm’s practice areas.

Rajah & Tann Singapore is a member firm of Rajah & Tann Asia, a network of over 600 lawyers in 10 countries in Asia. Comprising lawyers who are qualified to practise local law and appear in local courts in the region, we are the only Singapore law firm with the capability to seamlessly support multi-jurisdictional dispute resolution. In addition to an active court schedule, we have successfully acted for clients in cases brought before the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC). Our depth in international exposure is showcased in our high profile, headline matters involving complex cross border issues which span multiple jurisdictions.

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Law In Order

Established in 1999, Law In Order is the leading supplier of end to end document and digital solutions to the legal industry providing expert litigation support through our cost-effective document production, expert discovery management and specialist court services.

Law In Order’s diverse offering of specialised legal support services encompasses traditional service lines such as printing, scanning, copying and binding, as well as advanced digital solutions including eDiscovery and eCourts, enabling the company to act as a single source provider to its clients on even the most complex matters.

Law In Order has offices in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Singapore, Hong Kong and India that are staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. This ensures that our clients have unrestricted access to the services they require and are able to contact experienced litigation support professionals for assistance and advice at any time.

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KLDiscovery provides technology-enabled services and software to help law firms, corporations, government agencies and consumers solve complex data challenges. The company, with offices in 43 locations across 19 countries, is a global leader in delivering best-in-class ediscovery, information governance and data recovery solutions to support the litigation, regulatory compliance, internal investigation and data recovery and management needs of our clients. Serving clients for over 30 years, KLDiscovery offers data collection and forensic investigation, early case assessment, electronic discovery and data processing, application software and data hosting for web-based document reviews, and managed document review services. In addition, through its global Ontrack Data Recovery business, KLDiscovery delivers world-class data recovery, email extraction and restoration, data destruction and tape management. KLDiscovery has been recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in North America by both Inc. Magazine (Inc. 5000) and Deloitte (Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500) and CEO Chris Weiler was recognized as a 2014 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year™. Additionally, KLDiscovery is an Orange-level Relativity Best in Service Partner, a Relativity Premium Hosting Partner and maintains ISO/IEC 27001 Certified data centers. For more information, please email or visit

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Singapore Academy of Law (SAL)

The Singapore Academy of Law (SAL) is a promotion and development agency for Singapore’s legal industry. Our vision is to make Singapore the legal hub of Asia.

SAL works with our stakeholders to set new precedents of excellence in Singapore law through developing thought leadership, world class infrastructure and legal solutions. Our mandates are to build up the intellectual capital of the legal profession by enhancing legal knowledge, raise the international profile of Singapore law, promote Singapore as a centre for dispute resolution, and improve the standards and efficiency of legal practice through continuing professional development and the use of technology.

As a body established by statute, SAL also undertakes statutory functions such as stakeholding services and appointment of Senior Counsel, Commissioners for Oaths and Notaries Public.

SAL is led by a Senate headed by Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon, and comprising the Attorney-General, the Supreme Court Bench and key leaders of the various branches of the legal profession. It has more than 12,000 members, including the Bench, all persons who are called as advocates and solicitors of the Supreme Court (i.e. the Bar) or appointed as Legal Service Officers, corporate counsel, faculty members of the three local law schools (i.e. National University of Singapore, Singapore Management University and Singapore University of Social Sciences) and foreign lawyers in Singapore.

SAL Academy Publishing, formed in 2007, curates and publishes both primary and secondary legal material to nurture the learning environment and catalyse new ideas. Our vision is to build and aggregate Singapore legal literature for the Singapore legal profession.

Through our law reports, law books and academic journals, available both via print and online, we aim to:

  • disseminate the laws of Singapore to a wider public in the region and internationally;
  • provide affordable legal materials to the legal profession; and
  • offer an alternative avenue to the academics in our law schools to publish their research, thereby raising awareness of their work and encouraging the exchange of ideas critical to the advancement of legal knowledge and research.


Verztec Consulting Pte Ltd

Verztec is a leading ISO 9001:2015 Global Content Consulting Company that assists organisations worldwide to design, develop, translate and publish their global communication messages in over 100 languages across various channels.

Established since 2000, Verztec supports Law Firms and International Corporations around the world in Professional Translation of their legal compliance training, contracts & agreements, websites, code of conduct handbooks and other communication materials.

Verztec's clients come from industry sectors that include Medical, Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences, Legal, Technology, Aviation, Banking and Finance, Petrochemical and Electronics.

When legal case needs have a multilingual component, put your trust in Verztec, Singapore's largest provider of legal translation, interpretation, transcription, and other language services. Verztec is the partner of choice for leading Law Firms and International Corporations around the world, enabling effective and engaging communications.

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Drew & Napier LLC

The Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC)

With increasing globalisation and trade in Asia, instances and complexity of commercial disputes are expected to rise. The Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC) was established in 2015 as a trusted neutral venue to meet this demand for effective international commercial dispute resolution services in Asia. It provides a framework for the resolution of international commercial disputes in accordance with substantive principles of international commercial law and best practices.

As a division of the Singapore High Court and part of the Supreme Court of Singapore, the SICC comes with features that enable parties to gain access to swift and quality justice. For example, cases will be managed and heard by experienced Judges-specialist commercial Judges from Singapore and renowned international Judges from civil and common law traditions.

Parties have the right of appeal, unless they contract otherwise. They also have different options for representation. They may, in certain circumstances, be represented by foreign lawyers who are registered with the SICC.

The SICC adopts a set of flexible court procedures. For instance, parties can apply for their proceedings to be confidential, or mutually seek that proceedings be governed by rules of evidence of their choice. There is also the ability to join third and related parties – effective in multi-party, multi-contracts situations.

Importantly, the SICC is built on the strong foundations of the Supreme Court of Singapore, which has been recognised for its integrity, fairness and efficiency, and is established as a trusted and neutral dispute resolution forum of choice for businesses engaged in international transactions.


For more details on our sponsorship package, please click here to download.

If you will like to explore sponsorship opportunities with us, please contact the Conference Secretariat - Jean Wong/ Amelia Tan at, +65 65300 214/ 230

Public CPD Points

Day 1:
6.0 Points

Day 2:
6.0 Points

Practice Area:
Civil Procedure

Training Level: General
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