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20 SEPTEMBER 2022

 


THE SINGAPORE INSTITUTE OF ARBITRATORS


 
Further to the notice of AGM on 5 September 2022, the following are the nominations for the positions of office bearers and Council:
 
No.
Position 
(nominated for)
Nominee
(alphabetical by surname)
Proposer
Seconder
1.
Council Member
Delphine Ho
Tay Yu-Jin
Ramesh Selvaraj
2.
Vice-President
Andrew John Pullen
Tay Yu-Jin
Goh Siong Pheck Francis
3.
Council Member
Meera Rajah
Tay Yu-Jin
Ramesh Selvaraj
4.
Hon. Secretary
Ramesh Selvaraj
Tay Yu-Jin
Andrew John Pullen
5.
Council Member
Matthew Charles Shaw
Tay Yu-Jin
Andrew John Pullen

Accordingly, the positions of Vice-President, Honorary Secretary and 3 Council Members are uncontested and all nominees are deemed duly elected. For information, the election statements of all 5 nominees are available HERE.

This email also serves as a reminder to encourage you to attend the AGM.  
If you have not yet RSVPed your attendance, kindly do so HERE by 23 September 2022
Do note that you will be required to log-in to the Members’ Area to RSVP for the AGM.  If you have forgotten your login details, please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Prior to the AGM, there will be a complimentary pre-AGM seminar for SIArb members by Mr. Siraj Omar SC on “Arbitration in the Age of Sustainability" at 4.30pm at the same venue.  Please click HERE to register if you wish to attend this seminar.
 
Members are also invited to join us for networking drinks just after the AGM.
 
Look forward to seeing you all at the complimentary pre-AGM seminar and the AGM!

Mr. Francis Goh
Honorary Secretary
Singapore Institute of Arbitrators
 

5 SEPTEMBER 2022

NOTICE OF ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

 
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the 41st Annual General Meeting of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators will be held on 27 September 2022 at 6.00pm at
NTUC Centre, Level 7, Room 701, 1 Marina Boulevard, Singapore 018989
to transact the following business.
 
SIArb members, please LOGIN and go to "Members' Resources" (Left menu on homepage under Members' Area) for more details.
 
Please log in as a SIArb Member and then select the AGM in the Event Calendar to access the AGM registration form. Do contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you require assistance with your login details.
 

AUGUST 2022

SIArb was established in 1981 by 25 founder members and crossed its 40th milestone last year.  Our mission remains largely the same today – to serve as a national body to promote arbitration, train and accredit arbitrators, as well as organise lectures, courses and social events for our members, working in collaboration with likeminded organisations.

Although SIArb began in 1981 with a modest group of 25 non-lawyers and lawyers, it enlarged its membership to 79 by 1982 and grew to 600 members by its 25th year in 2006.  Today, we have just shy of 1,000 members and a more cosmopolitan mix of members than ever before, with high local and international demand for our training and accreditation services.  SIArb is one of the key stakeholders in the arbitration community in Singapore and contributes regularly to arbitration developments.

40 years for a volunteer organisation can be said to be more significant than 40 years in the life of a person in that it is only possible through the public service and sacrifice of all those who have come before us.  There is therefore much to commemorate, to celebrate and to be grateful for.

Council has been considering for some time different ways to commemorate the occasion – including to hold a gala dinner – essentially a party – for our members and friends to congregate.  Due to pandemic restrictions, we could not do this in 2021 but are looking forward to doing so in late November this year.  The electronic flyers have started being circulated so many of you will know that there will be three related events.

First, our popular annual Commercial Arbitration Symposium on 29 November 2022 (Tuesday), which is making a comeback after a 2 year hiatus, again in the old Parliament Chamber at the Arts House.  

Second, as the Chair of the Regional Arbitral Institutes Forum (RAIF) in 2022, SIArb is hosting the annual RAIF Conference on 30 November 2022 (Wednesday) as a pre-event of our gala dinner.

Third, our 40th Anniversary Gala Dinner will be held in the evening on 30 November 2022 (Wednesday) in the Fullerton Hotel ballrooms. We are honoured that Minister Edwin Tong, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth and Second Minister for Law, has agreed to grace our event and we have already started to receive reservations from colleagues and friends from the region and from further afield so we expect to be fully booked. Please do not leave your interest too late. We encourage those of you who would like to support the events to please book your tables or seats early. Our Secretariat will assist you with this as well as any interest in sponsorship.

In addition, our committees have been busy ramping up a series of in-person events from August 2022 because we fully appreciate that members would like to meet in person after a long break. A summary of these upcoming events is set out below and I look forward to meeting many of you there.

Meanwhile, before we meet to celebrate our 40th, to those of our senior members and members who have been involved in SIArb since earlier years, please do feel free to reach out to me, to Council members, or to our Secretariat to share your anecdotes or observations about what SIArb has meant to you or how SIArb has impacted your professional life. Many friendships have been forged through volunteering and serving with SIArb over the decades. We would like to find an appropriate way to document our collective memories and to record our collective thanks for the contributions of the many who have served before.

31 August 2022

(Wednesday)

1500 - 1630

Maxwell Chambers 

In-person event

“This House Believes that Everything the Light Touches is Mediation’s Kingdom” – a light-hearted debate with a stellar line-up of debaters and moderators who will no doubt surprise the audience with fresh perspectives on the subject.

To be held in conjunction with Singapore Mediation Week, jointly organised with the Law Society of Singapore and the Society of Mediation Professionals.

6 September 2022 

(Tuesday)

 

1700 - 1830

Mayer Brown

In-person (limited seats) / Hybrid

“Values and Interests in International Relations” – SIArb’s annual Beyond Arbitration Lecture by distinguished guest lecturer and senior diplomat, Mr Bilahari Kausikan.

For more details, please click HERE

7 September 2022

7 November 2022

  Online / Hybrid

2022 Fellowship Assessment Course (FAC) 

For more details, please click HERE

September 2022   In-person

SIArb AGM

Notices and details to come.

6 October 2022

(Thursday) 

1730 - 1915 Virtual

“Determining Consent to Arbitration – Formalism, Realism or Negativism” – SIArb Annual Lecture 2022 by Professor Bernard Hanotiau

For more details, please click HERE

29 November 2022

(Tuesday)

1130 - 1800

Old Parliament Chamber, Arts House

In-person

SIArb Commercial Arbitration Symposium

For more details, please click HERE.  

30 November 2022

(Wednesday) 

1330 - 1700

Fullerton Hotel

In-person

RAIF Conference 2022 

For more details, please click HERE.

30 November 2022

(Wednesday)

1830 - 2230

Fullerton Hotel

In-person

SIArb 40th Anniversary Gala Dinner

For more details, please click HERE

Tay Yu-Jin
President,
SIArb 2021-2023

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