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First S'pore president of global arbitration institute wraps up 2020 term

Senior Counsel Francis Xavier is regional head of dispute practices at Rajah & Tann.
Senior Counsel Francis Xavier is regional head of dispute practices at Rajah & Tann.

About three months after Senior Counsel Francis Xavier became the first Singapore lawyer to helm the London-based Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb), Singapore entered the circuit breaker period amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Despite the challenges last year, the international centre of excellence for the practice and profession of alternative dispute resolution(ADR) grew on several fronts.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 04, 2021, with the headline 'First S'pore president of global arbitration institute wraps up 2020 term'. Subscribe