Singapore Management University’s Covid-19 Seminar Series

SMU Law Academy will host a webinar series featuring expert speakers and targeted at the legal profession to address in a practical manner legal and commercial issues arising out of COVID-19.  This series will be accredited so that participants can obtain public Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points.  The webinar series, which will deal with contractual, insolvency and legal technology-related issues arising from COVID-19, fills a gap in the market for a more deliberated and practical prognosis of what concrete steps commercial parties should consider as the global economy reels from the impact of COVID-19.

Scheduled to kick-off on 30 April 2020, the first webinar (which has 350 confirmed participants as of 29 April 2020) will feature a panel of experts who will discuss and examine a number of important contract law issues that have arisen in Singapore and English law as a result of the pandemic.  The panellists will address not only the application of fundamental doctrines and unprecedented legislation, such as the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 in contract law, but also offer their carefully deliberated prognoses and suggest concrete steps which commercial parties may consider taking in these uncertain times (Please see Annex 1 for more details).

Two more webinars have been scheduled for 12 and 28 May 2020 and will discuss insolvency issues arising from respectively technological ramifications attendant on the COVID-19 pandemic.  More information, when available, will be released here –  The registration fee for each two-hour webinar session is S$150.  Net proceeds raised will go towards SMU’s efforts in supporting its law students whose families have been affected by COVID, as well as ongoing and future initiatives to help the wider community impacted by the pandemic.