6 April 2020
Further to the Singapore Government’s announcement on 3 April 2020 regarding further tightening the restrictions on movements and gathering of people with effect from 7 April 2020 until further notice, please be informed that our office be closed with effect from 7 April 2020 to comply with this restriction.
However, our Business Continuity Plan will be activated as our Secretariat team members will work from home. We are still reachable through the Secretariat email addresses and office telephone number between the hours of 10am-5pm.
During this period, we will do our utmost best to respond to your queries and concerns though we seek your kind understanding that our response may be slower at times.
We will continue to monitor the situation as we progress through this period, and we will update you of further changes.
10 February 2020
The COVID-19 virus situation in Singapore continues to evolve. Members will no doubt be aware that, on 7 February 2020, the Government raised the DORSCON alert level to Orange and issued further advice for dealing with the current situation.
Amongst other things, the Government has advised organisers of non-essential large events to cancel or defer them. In light of this advice, SIArb has taken the decision to postpone this month’s CPD seminar (Developments in Singapore Arbitration, with Professor Lawrence Boo and Ms Christine Artero, scheduled for 12 February). Members and others who had registered for the seminar will receive a separate notice of postponement. We will seek to reschedule the seminar at a later date once the risk from the coronavirus has subsided.
SIArb will keep the situation under review and monitor further advice from the Government. If it becomes necessary to take further appropriate actions, including postponing or cancelling further events, we will inform members by email and on our website.
The well-being and safety of our members is our paramount consideration. We urge all members to adhere to the health and travel advisories issued by the Government. Please take care of yourselves.
The Singapore Institute of Arbitrators is an independent professional body established in 1981. We are a truly neutral professional body with no link or affiliation to any particular industry but bonded together with a common interest in arbitration & other alternative dispute resolution procedures. Presently, we have almost 900 members geographically represented throughout the world, many are practising professionals from a wide spectrum of diversified backgrounds who are also directly and indirectly involved in the dispute resolution procedures as Arbitrators, Mediators, Expert Witnesses and Consultants. Our main focus is in the aspect of professional training & development. Besides being a centre for promoting knowledge of arbitration & other ADRs, we also act as an appointing authority for the appointment of arbitrators upon requests. We work closely with the Singapore International Arbitration Centre. READ MORE
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