Mediation Center

Keynote Speakers

Justice Andrew Phang

Justice Andrew Phang was appointed to the Supreme Court as Judicial Commissioner on 3 January 2005. He was subsequently appointed Judge on 9 December 2005 and Judge of Appeal on 28 February 2006.

Born in Singapore, he received his Bachelor of Laws from the National University of Singapore (“NUS”) in 1982. He pursued his postgraduate studies at Harvard University, where he was conferred his Master of Laws and Doctor of Juridical Science degrees in 1984 and 1988, respectively. In 1990, he was admitted as an advocate and solicitor in Singapore before being appointed as Senior Counsel in 2004.

He taught at the NUS Law Faculty from 1982 to 2000. In 2000, he was appointed Professor of Law at the Singapore Management University (“SMU”), and a year later, became Chair of the Department of Law at SMU’s Business School.

His extensive publications include the local edition of Cheshire, Fifoot and Furmston’s Law of Contract. He is also General Editor, as well as contributor to, The Law of Contract in Singapore (Academy Publishing, 2012).


Antonia Marsaglia

Antonia Marsaglia has had an Anglo-Italian education, graduated at University College London in 1971 and at the Catholic University of Milan in 1977, qualified with the Milan Bar in 1980 and has had her own firm since 1981. 

Antonia Marsaglia has long term experience in national and international arbitration and Mediation, and is a member of IMI (International Mediation Institute) and of the Chartered Institute of Arbitration.

Laurence Boulle

Laurence Boulle is Professor of Law at the Australian Catholic University in Sydney and Adjunct Professor at both Bond University, Australia and the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He was formerly Professor of Law at Bond University, where he founded the Dispute Resolution Centre, and Issy Wolfson Professor of Law and Director of the Mandela Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand. He is also former chair of the Nation ADR Advisory Council in Australia, a Part-time member of the Native Title Tribunal and long-serving member of the Law Council of Australia’s ADR committee. 

Professor Boulle is currently chair of the Mediator Standards Board in Australia and performed a similar role in South Africa and he is LEADER Fellow for 2014-5. He was taught ADR and mediation for two decades an institutions in Asia, the Pacific, Australasia, Africa and Europe, and his books on the topics have been published in several countries, including Canada, the UK, Singapore, the US and Australia. Professor Bounlle has practices as a mediator; dispute management consultant and conflict coach over the past two decades and has advised governments and private industry on these topics. He also teaches, researches and publishes in trade and investment areas, including his book The Law of Globalization (Kluwer Law, The Netherlands).

F. Peter Phillips

F. Peter Phillips, ESQ. is an attorney , arbitrator and mediator,He was an Adjunct Professor and Director of ADR Skills Program in New York Law School; worked as Senior Vice President and Secretary /Interim President and CEO, in International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution  (CPR Institute).