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NOW IN WEBINAR FORMAT! Developments in Singapore Arbitration (19 May 2020)
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About the Webinar:
2019 witnessed thrilling developments in Singapore’s dispute resolution landscape including, in August, the signing of the Singapore Convention of Mediation, and the consultation paper issued by the Ministry of Law proposing still further amendments to the current arbitration regime in Singapore. Certain proposals made in the latter, said to give wider options to parties in dispute, attracted diverse views.
Meanwhile, Singapore courts have continued to see a steady stream of matters arising from or relating to arbitration. Of much interest is the Court of Appeal’s decision in Rakna Arakshaka Lanka Ltd v Avant Garde Maritime Services (Pte) Ltd [2019] SGCA 33 (“Rakna”), which set aside the award for want of jurisdiction, reversing the High Court’s earlier ruling that a failure to appeal against a decision on a preliminary issue of jurisdiction under Art 16 Model Law (“MAL”) and/or under Section 10 of the International Arbitration Act (“IAA”) prevents a party from seeking to rely on any lack of jurisdiction to sustain setting aside the award under Art 34(2)(a) (iii) of the MAL. In ST Group Co Ltd and others v Sanum Investments Limited and another appeal [2019] SGCA 65 (“Sanum”), the Court of Appeal also refused to enforce an award made in a “wrong seat”. Other notable decisions deserving attention include Sun Travels & Tours Pvt Ltd v Hilton International Manage (Maldives) Pvt Ltd [2019] SGCA 10, which addresses the question as to how courts would consider anti-enforcement injunctions as against anti-suit injunctions. These and many other decisions of the High Court, including the first two decisions arising from international arbitration cases referred to the Singapore International Commercial Court following its expanded jurisdiction, will be discussed at this seminar. 
Webinar Programme:
Webinar participants will be able to watch and listen to (via computer audio, recommended for security reasons, or telephone line) the video presentation and Q&A discussion on their screens, receive a PDF copy of the presentation slides, as well as participate in the Q&A discussion by sending in your questions to the moderator via text using the built-in Q&A function.
5.30 – 5.45pm

Opening Remarks by Chairperson

Mr. Andrew Pullen – Barrister, Fountain Court Chambers; Council Member, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators
5.45 – 7.00pm

Developments in Singapore Arbitration

Prof. Lawrence Boo - Resident, The Arbitration Chambers
Ms. Christine Artero – Resident, The Arbitration Chambers (Singapore); Door Tenant, Fountain Court Chambers (London and Singapore)
7.00 – 7.15pm Q&A Session

About the Speakers:

Professor Lawrence Boo is the author of “Halsbury’s Laws of Singapore Volume 1(2) - Arbitration” (Lexis-Nexis 2017 Re-issue) and the regular contributor to the “Annual Review of Singapore” chapter on “Arbitration” since 2001. His papers have also been published in various international journals including the Journal of International Arbitration, Asian International Arbitration Journal, Asia Business Law Review, Chinese Yearbook of Private International and Comparative Law (Peking University Press), Dispute Resolution Journal (London) and the Asian Business Lawyer (Korea University). He is on the editorial board of the Oxford International Arbitration Series, (Oxford University Press). He has been teaching international commercial arbitration at NUS Law since 1993 and also at Bond University School of Law.
Ms Christine Artero is a full-time arbitrator, Resident at The Arbitration Chambers (Singapore) and Door Tenant of Fountain Court Chambers (London and Singapore). She is a dual-qualified lawyer, admitted to the Paris Bar and as a solicitor in England and Wales. Ms Artero has extensive experience in international arbitration, and a substantial practice in Asia and in Europe. Prior to launching her career as independent arbitrator, she worked at Shearman & Sterling in London and thereafter served as counsel at the London Court of International Arbitration (LCIA). In 2014, Christine moved to Singapore where she joined The Arbitration Chambers and was appointed Tribunal Secretary to over 80 arbitral tribunals under all major arbitral institutions. Ms Artero is also an adjunct professor at the University of Toulouse 1 (France), teaching international arbitration.

About the Chairperson:

 andrew Mr. Andrew Pullen is an experienced dispute resolution lawyer and advocate. He specialises in international arbitration, with experience of both commercial and investment treaty arbitration. He is a member of the Bar of England & Wales and is a registered foreign lawyer with the Singapore International Commercial Court. Prior to joining Fountain Court Chambers, Andrew practised for 15 years as a solicitor. Andrew has extensive experience in both Asia and Europe, having been based in Singapore (since 2011) and previously in London. Andrew has acted for clients in Asia, Europe and South America across a variety of business sectors, including finance, energy, automotive, defence, utilities, steel, manufacturing, brewing and media. He has acted in cases determined under common law and civl law systems and held under a wide variety of arbitral rules (ICC, LCIA, SIAC, SCMA, SCC, JCAA, AAA, Swiss Rules, UNCITRAL, and ICSID), in London, Hong Kong, Singapore, Stockholm, The Hague, Tokyo, Washington D.C. and Zurich.

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FEES (includes materials, if any)

SIArb Members S$ 40.00
Members of:
Marine Offshore Oil & Gas Association (MOOGAS); Regional Arbitral Institute Forum (RAIF); Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration (SCMA); Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA); Society of Construction Law Singapore (SCL (S))
S$ 60.00
Others S$ 90.00

Location Zoom Video Webinar Platform
SILE CPD Points -
Practice Area: Alternative Dispute Resolution
Training Level : General
Public CPD Points : 1.5
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