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IN-PERSON SEMINAR: “New Heights in SICC's Assessment of Expert Evidence” (25 March 2024, 4.00pm - 7.00pm (GMT +8))
Monday 25 March 2024, 04:00pm - 07:00pm
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About the Speakers/Panel Commentators


Ms. Shobna Chandran – Managing Director, Shobna Chandran LLC

Upon graduation with a close to perfect academic record, Shobna was a Justices Law Clerk to the Chief Justice and the Court of Appeal bench until 2008. Shobna has worked with at least 3 Senior Counsel over her 15-year career. She thrives in appellate advocacy and high stakes cross border commercial disputes. Shobna has successfully argued cases and won all the way up to the Court of Appeal against Senior Counsel. Notably, she has acted as lead counsel on more than 6 appeal matters in the span of the last 2 years. On the arbitration front, Shobna has spent her entire career doing international arbitration, having handled arbitration matters in excess of billion dollars. She is currently a fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators. Her cases range from telecommunications to pharmaceutical industry to solar/renewable energy, shareholder disputes and banking and finance related disputes. The jurisdictions involve include Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam, India, USA and Africa.

Prof. Chen Siyuan - Assoc Professor of Law, SMU; Assoc Dean (Students and Alumni); Director of Moots

Chen Siyuan is one of the associate deans at the SMU Yong Pung How School of Law. A graduate of NUS and Harvard, he specialises in evidence and procedure, having produced more than a hundred publications on those areas including in journals such as the Civil Justice Quarterly and International Journal of Evidence & Proof. His works, especially his books on evidence and procedure, have been cited by the Singapore and Indian courts, as well as the UK Law Commission. Siyuan has also been a Professorial Fellow at the AGC since 2018 and directs the international moots programme at SMU, which has seen SMU mooters feature regularly in the world championship rounds of major competitions such as the Jessup and Vis.

About the Moderator 


Mr. Gregory Vijayendran SC – Vice President, Asia Pacific Institute of Experts; Partner, Dispute Resolution, Rajah & Tan LLP

Gregory’s present practice encompasses a specialization in banking and corporate insolvency as well as litigation, arbitration and mediation of commercial disputes and chancery matters. He is also a recognised expert in charities governance and has given expert witness testimony for overseas court proceedings. Gregory graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1992, was admitted to the Singapore Bar in 1993 and joined Rajah & Tann LLP after being in practice in two other leading law firms for 15 years (jointly heading the Banking and Insolvency Litigation Practice group of another leading law firm). Gregory was appointed Senior Counsel in 2019. Gregory was the longest serving President of the Law Society from 2017-2021. He has also been appointed as a Fellow of the Insolvency Practitioners Association of Singapore, the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators and the Singapore Institute of Directors.

Registration Fees

MEMBERSHIP (Please circle as appropriate)


APIEx Member
Member of:
1. Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE)
2. Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)
3. Chartered Institute of Building (Singapore) (CIOB)
4. Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA)
5. Institute of Valuers and Appraisers, Singapore (IVAS)
6. Lighthouse Club Singapore (LHC(S))
7. Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration (SCMA)
8. Singapore Chartered Tax Professionals (SCTP)
9. Society of Construction Law (Singapore) (SCL(S))
10. Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb)
11. Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (Singapore Branch) (STEP (Singapore Branch))

Expert on IPOS' List of Experts 

Others S$120

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Continuing Professional Development

Practice Area: Civil Procedure
Training Level: Update
Public CPD Points: 2 


Location The Big Picture, Capital Tower, Level 9, 168 Robinson Road, Singapore 068912
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