Joel Lee is a Partner with CMPartners and an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Law, the National University of Singapore. Joel co-pioneered the teaching of negotiation and mediation in the Singapore Universities and has played a significant role in furthering the development of mediation in Singapore, not just in education but in practice. A graduate of Victoria University of Wellington and Harvard Law School, Joel is a principal mediator with and the training director of the Singapore Mediation Centre.
Joel is an adjudicator with the Financial Industry Disputes Resolution Centre and was a member of the International Mediation Institute’s Independent Standards Commission and Intercultural Taskforce. He was also a key member of the Ministry of Law’s Working Group on International Commercial Mediation. Joel is presently the founding Chair of the Board of the Singapore International Mediation Institute.
Joel has taught at the University of Copenhagen (Denmark), University of Law, Economics and Science of Aix‐Marseille (Aix‐en‐Provence France) and Anglia Law School (UK) and is the co-editor and co-author of the book “An Asian Perspective on Mediation” and the General Editor for the Asian Journal on Mediation. In 2011, Joel was awarded the Outstanding Educator Award which is the National University of Singapore’s highest teaching award.