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


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 



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


Notices and details to come.

6 October 2022


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


1130 - 1800

Old Parliament Chamber, Arts House


SIArb Commercial Arbitration Symposium

For more details, please click HERE.  

30 November 2022


1330 - 1700

Fullerton Hotel


RAIF Conference 2022 

For more details, please click HERE.

30 November 2022


1830 - 2230

Fullerton Hotel


SIArb 40th Anniversary Gala Dinner

For more details, please click HERE

Tay Yu-Jin
SIArb 2021-2023


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1.2 This Privacy Policy sets out the circumstances in which Personal Data may be collected, used and disclosed. Please read the Privacy Policy to understand SIArb’s views and practices regarding your Personal Data.

1.3 SIArb reserves the right to amend the Privacy Policy as it deems appropriate and the updated version will be posted on the Website.


2.1 “Personal Data” refers to any data that can be used to identify a natural person, including but not limited to your name, user name, email address, mailing address, telephone number, credit or debit card information.

2.2 Some examples of Personal Data that SIArb collect or may collect are:

a) Personal contact information, including but not limited to name, telephone number, email address, residential address and mailing address;

b) Identification card or passport number, date of birth, place of birth and other information as may be required for the verification of identity;

c) Curriculum vitae, occupation, and education ;

d) Personal opinions made known to SIArb (e.g. your feedback or responses to any surveys);

e) Browsing history, location data or other unique information;

f) Any other Personal Data reasonably required in order for SIArb to provide the services requested by you; and

g) Any other Personal Data permitted by, or required for compliance with, any applicable laws or regulations and SIArb’s internal control and compliance policies.

2.3 SIArb does not collect any Personal Data about you on the Website unless you choose to provide it to SIArb voluntarily. Where such Personal Data is provided voluntarily, you consent to SIArb’s collection, use and/or disclosure of Personal Data in the manner as set out in the Privacy Policy.

2.4 SIArb collects Personal Data from you when you choose to use the various features of the Website. Personal Data may be provided to SIArb when, for example:

a) Carrying out transactions with SIArb on or in relation to the Website (e.g. registering for an event, applying for membership, applying to join an SIArb panel, submitting feedback, etc);

b) Contacting SIArb;

c) Subscribing to any updates or newsletters provided on the Website; and

d) Browsing the Website (e.g. traffic data, location data, browsing history).


3.1 A cookie is a small text file placed on your computer, system or mobile device when you visit the Website. Cookies collect information about users and their visit to the Website, such as their Internet protocol (IP) address, how they arrived at the Website (for example, through a search engine or a link from another Website) and how they navigate within the Website. SIArb uses cookies and other technologies to facilitate your internet sessions, offer you products and/or services according to your preferred settings, track use of the Website and to compile statistics about activities carried out on the Website.

3.2 A pixel tag, also known as a web beacon, is an invisible tag placed on certain pages of the Website but not on your computer. Pixel tags are usually used in conjunction with cookies and are used to monitor the behaviour of users visiting the Website.

3.3 You may set up your web browser to block cookies which will in turn disable the pixel tags from monitoring your website visit. You may also remove cookies stored from your computer or mobile device. However, if you do block cookies and pixel tags, you may not be able to use certain features and functions of the Website.


4.1 All Personal Data collected by SIArb individually or collectively and may be combined with other information for the following purposes:

a) To administer the Website;

b) Communicating with you, including sending you general communications regarding events, membership, panel membership, news, updates or reports;

c) Assessing and processing applications, instructions, requests from you including providing such Personal Data to SIArb Council and Committees for such purpose;

d) To respond to queries or feedback;

e) To address or investigate any complaints, claims or disputes;

f) To process the registration and maintenance of your account; and

g) Performing office and operational administrative matters.

4.2 SIArb may use your Personal Data to offer you, to the extent permissible by Singapore laws, services, including events, membership, business opportunities, general news and information that may be of interest to you. Such marketing messages may be sent to you in various modes including but not limited to electronic mail, direct mailers, short message service, telephone calls, facsimile and other mobile message services. In doing so, SIArb will comply with the Singapore Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (No. 26 of 2012) (“PDPA”) and other applicable data protection and privacy regulations. 

You may at any time request that SIArb stop contacting you for marketing purposes via selected or all modes. If such request is made, SIArb will process the request within 60 working days.


5.1 SIArb may from time to time disclose your Personal Data to any third parties such as SIArb’s service providers and professional advisors or affiliates of SIArb, whether located in Singapore or otherwise. Such disclosure may take place where it is necessary for::

a) the provision of meeting and event management services;

(b) the provision of IT and website-related services

c) the provision of services in relation to SiArb's newsletters and e-newsletters;

d) the provision of services in relation to membership; and

e) the provision of general secretariat, administrative and other services by SiArb.


SIArb may transfer, store, process and/or deal with your Personal Data outside Singapore. SIArb will take steps to ensure the transfer of your Personal Data complies with the PDPA and other applicable data protection and privacy laws.


SIArb will make reasonable security arrangements to protect your Personal Data to prevent unauthorised access, collection, use, disclosure, copying, modification, disposal or similar risks.


Your Personal Data is retained as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected remains or to which you have given your consent, except where otherwise provided by Singapore laws.


You may request access to your Personal Data held by SIArb, or rectification of any inaccuracies in your Personal Data held by SIArb. SIArb is entitled to charge a fee for processing your request for access. Such a fee depends on the nature and complexity of your access request. SIArb will notify you of the processing fee. Any request is to be sent to the data protection officer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The Website may contain links to other websites which are not maintained by SIArb. This Privacy Policy only applies to the Website. When visiting these third party websites, you should read their privacy policies which will apply to your use of the websites.


If you have any questions about aspects of this Privacy Policy or your Personal Data, please contact the data protection officer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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