RHTLaw Taylor Wessing congratulates Family and Matrimonial Partner Michelle Woodworth on her appointment as a Senior Mediator to the Law Society Mediation Scheme (LSMS) Panel of Mediators. The certificate of appointment was presented to Michelle by the Honourable the Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon at The Law Society Mediation Forum held on 10 March 2017 at the Singapore Management University.
Officially launched at the forum last Friday, the LSMS was developed by the Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee of the Law Society of Singapore to encourage the use of mediation amongst legal professionals. It also provides an additional option to the Law Society’s existing framework of alternative dispute resolution solutions.
Michelle has also been Certified as a Mediator by the International Mediation Institute and Singapore International Mediation Institute and among other appointments, is a Mediator on the Family Panel, Singapore Mediation Centre
Leading international law firm RHTLaw Taylor Wessing has boosted its commercial and construction litigation capabilities with the appointment of Mr Sivakumar Vivekanandan Murugaiyan as Partner in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice with effect from 1 March 2017.
Sivakumar has an impressive track record in commercial and construction litigation and arbitration, having acted as both Counsel and Arbitrator for arbitration cases. He brings with him an extensive 28 years of experience, advising and representing a wide range of clients including individuals, local businesses, international corporations and financial institutions on civil and commercial arbitration and disputes matters. Sivakumar focuses principally on building contract and construction disputes, banking litigation, company disputes, minority shareholder claims, claims relating to breaches of fiduciary duties, defamation and insolvency-related litigation.
The addition of Sivakumar to the team highlights the Firm’s commitment to grow and strengthen its Litigation and Dispute Resolution practice in line with the Government’s push to reinforce Singapore’s position as a dispute resolution hub.
Commenting on Sivakumar’s appointment, RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s Managing Partner Tan Chong Huat said, “We are delighted to welcome Sivakumar to our Firm. With Singapore becoming the preferred centre for international commercial arbitration and dispute resolution, Sivakumar’s extensive experience in civil and commercial litigation will strongly bolster our litigation and dispute resolution offering to potential clients.”
Senior Partner and Head of Litigation and Dispute Resolution, Mr Roderick Martin, S.C. added, “The work Sivakumar undertakes will be in line with the Firm’s momentum for its lawyers to be seen as industry experts in their various fields of litigation and dispute resolution. His multifaceted background will add depth to the Practice which will provide a tremendous amount of value to our clients.”
Sivakumar graduated from Queen Mary College, University of London in 1987 and did his Bar Finals at the Inns of Court School of Law in 1988 before commencing his practice in 1989.
He has served as Treasurer and Executive Committee member of the Law Society and on various committees including the Ethics Committee, Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee as well as the Inquiry Panel. In addition, he also served for many years on the Board of Commissioners & Notaries Public of the Singapore Academy of Law.
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"RHTLaw lands SG dispute resolution partner from Straits Law" - Asian Legal Business, 9 March 2017