Upcoming Event: International Mediation Singapore 2020

International Mediation Singapore 2020

In 2019, history was made when Singapore had the first UN treaty named after her. The Singapore Convention on Mediation marks a new phase in international relations, further cementing Singapore as an international hub for mediation. To commemorate the event, SIMI organised an international mediation competition for tertiary students – International Mediation Singapore (IMSG) – to resounding success, attracting over 40 teams from 17 different countries.

The inaugural event brought together the best teams from around the world to celebrate a shared passion for mediation. The countries represented at the inaugural competition included Bangladesh, Brazil, China, France, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Malaysia, Maldives, Mongolia, Nepal, Norway, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, United States of America, and Vietnam.

Riding on last year’s success, SIMI is back with the second edition of the competition. IMSG 2020 will be held across two weekends (30 October – 1 November & 7 November – 8 November) and will take place online. For key information on IMSG 2020, it is available on SIMI’s website here. Pre-registration for participants interested in the event is now open.

The competition is open to ALL registered students (applicable to part-time studies too), all over the world.

Competition Dates

IMSG 2020 will be held across two weekends:

  • 30 October – 1 November
  • 7 November – 8 November

(Note: All participants MUST be available to compete on BOTH weekends.)

Competition Fees

Competition fees are SGD500 / USD400.

Team Cap

IMSG 2020 will see up to 60 teams compete across two weekends.

Competition Venue

IMSG 2020 will be held online. Further information about the platform will be released in due course.

Competition Schedule

All competition rounds will be scheduled for a time between GMT+1:00 and GMT+3:00. Specific timings for each round will be released in due course.

Further information

Contact person: Buci Chan buci.chan@sorbonne-assas-ils.org
Event Websitehttps://www.simi.org.sg/imsg
SAILS Websitewww.sorbonne-assas-ils.org

Upcoming Webinar: Civil Law and Asian Cross-Border Transactions – Register by 21 August

About the programme

This two-module webinar aims to promote the knowledge and practice of civil law in cross-border transactions in Asia. Leading academics and practitioners from France and Singapore will present at the webinar.  Similarities and differences between the contract law of the common law and the civil law traditions will be discussed.

[Module 1] Civil Law Concepts of Contract Law

Date & Time: 25 August 2020 — 3.00pm – 4.30pm
Links: View Brochure — Register Here

After a brief introduction to the origins, history and propagation of the civil law of contract, particularly in Asia, we will look at how it is different from the common law: without a concept of consideration, offers with a deadline are binding; a more subjective approach affects the formation (ex: mistake, misrepresentation) and the interpretation of the contract; performance must be in good faith; remedies include specific performance (when possible) and penalty clauses which are allowed; and one can prove contracts by any means in commercial matters.

Speaker:
Professor Stéphane Braconnier, University Paris II Panthéon-Assas
Associate Professor Gary Bell, National University of Singapore

Moderator:
Mr Sriram Chakravarthi, Singapore Academy of Law

[Module 2] Treatment of Specific Civil Law Concepts in Cross-Border and Financial Transactions

Date & Time: 25 August 2020 — 5.00pm – 6.30pm
Links: View Brochure — Register Here

This session aims to provide participants with insight into the convergences and divergences of common law and civil law, viewed from transactional and litigation angles. The session will include substantive discussion of the concept of trust, and of the termination of contractual relationships by outside causes (including force majeure, frustration and hardship clauses).

Speaker:
Mr Erwan Barre, RHTLaw Asia
Mr Salim Moollan QC, Essex Court Chambers

Moderator:
Mr Paul Tan, Rajah & Tann


Click here to register for individual modules at SGD 117.70 each.

Click here to register for “Civil Law and Asian Cross-Border Transactions” Bundle (2 modules) at SGD 214.00.

SILE Attendance Policy

CPD points: 1.0 per module

SILE Attendance Policy

Participants who wish to obtain CPD Points are reminded that they must comply strictly with the Attendance Policy set out in the CPD Guidelines. For this activity, this includes logging in at the start of the webinar and logging out at the conclusion of the webinar in the manner required by the organiser, and not being away from the entire activity for more than 15 minutes. Participants who do not comply with the Attendance Policy will not be able to obtain CPD Points for attending the activity. Please refer to http://www.sileCPDcentre.sg for more information.

Prof. Malik Laazouzi – 2019 Mauritius Arbitration Week

Professor M. Laazouzi, the newly appointed Dean for the LL.M., was a speaker during the 2019 Mauritius Arbitration Week organized by the MARC (MCCI Arbitration and Mediation Center).

University Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas was a proud sponsor of this exciting event where our (soon to be…!) LL.B. (Hons) graduates also gave a helping hand ! Well done Dipna Gunnoo, lecturer at Sorbonne Assas – International Law School, Head of MARC !

For more information on the University’s programmes (LL.B. & LL.M.) delivered in Mauritius: https://www.sorbonne-assas-ils.org/mauritius/


Malik Laazouzi, Professor of Law at University Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas as well as the Academic Dean of the LL.M – International Business Law programme

Professor of Private Law, his research work covers mainly International Private Law and Arbitration.

Member of the French Council of International Private Law and of the French Branch of the International Law Association, he teaches Commercial Arbitration Law, International Investment Law, International Commercial Law and Commercial and Contract Law.

Mauritius Arbitration Week – with the participation of Prof. Malik Laazouzi

The MARC (MCCI Arbitration and Mediation Center) is hosting its second edition of the Mauritius Arbitration Week from 10 to 14 June 2019 and University Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas is a proud sponsor this year.

This major event will be marked by a series of events, presentations and discussions and will gather the finest professionals and subject matter experts on hot topics. Malik Laazouzi, Professor of Law at Sorbonne Assas – International Law School (University Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas) as well as the Academic Dean of the LL.M – International Business Law programme on the Mauritius campus, features among the speakers this year.

More information on the event via the following link: www.mauritiusarbitrationweek.org

Université Paris II Panthéon-Assas is a proud Bronze Sponsor


Malik Laazouzi, Professor of Law at University Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas as well as the Academic Dean of the LL.M – International Business Law programme

Professor of Private Law, his research work covers mainly International Private Law and Arbitration.

Member of the French Council of International Private Law and of the French Branch of the International Law Association, he teaches Commercial Arbitration Law, International Investment Law, International Commercial Law and Commercial and Contract Law.

Concours d’Eloquence in Mauritius – March 2019

Congratulations to Alexia Quenette Year 1 student of University Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas | Sorbonne-Assas International Law School, who was just the best at the Concours d’Eloquence en langue française.

She featured among the 10 finalists who had to perform a 5-minute oral exposé about ‘Les traditions, richesse ou carcan?’ and she tackled this exercise just brilliantly!

Alexia was on the top of the world yesterday as she stood next to the Minister of Education herself and the heads of the which both led this competition. Alexia will fly to Reunion Island for a study and cultural one-week tour and also won a great cash prize. Congratulations to you for your outstanding performance and for making the Uniciti Education Hub fly high!

 

Inter-University debates in Mauritius – March 2019

Three students of Uniciti Education Hub just took over the finals of the Inter-University debates in Mauritius and will fly for the regionals in Madagascar.

Tanya Fitzgerald, Year 3 LL. B student of University Paris 2 Panthéon-Assas | Sorbonne-Assas International Law School, Patrick Pougnet and Reeghesh Juleemun, both Year 2 students of SUPINFO International University won all the prior debates and the finals which took place this 11 March, with the supporting advice of their coach Roumaan Issemdar.

Our UEH champions will represent Mauritius against Kenya, Comoros, Mozambique and Madagascar from 18 to 22 March in Madagascar. Go for the Gold guys, we’re watching out for you!

 

BMI Abu Dhabi – 2019 Fair

BMI Abu Dhabi fair: done! Great opportunity to promote Sorbonne-Assas International Law School in UAE

 

Alumni Networking event – Mauritius campus

Uniciti Education Hub and Sorbonne Assas – International Law School organised the first LL.M. Alumni Networking event in 2019 at Flying Dodo Brewing Company Bagatelle!

This gave our Sorbonne Assas – International Law School alumni (classes of 2016, 2017 and 2018) a chance to catch up and network! Thank you for being our greatest ambassadors, and we count on your for our future events!