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Online International Entry Course (IEC) 2020
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The Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb) is pleased to announce that a new edition of its International Entry Course is now open for registration. Candidates who pass the International Entry Course (“IEC”) may, subject to satisfying other relevant criteria, qualify for admission as a Member of SIArb.


The IEC consists of 4 modules, 2 tutorials and a written assessment. Each module comprises 2 lectures. There will therefore be 8 lectures and 2 tutorials that constitute the IEC, together with the written assessment.

Each module covers a particular segment of arbitration law and practice. Module 1 gives an overview of arbitration and introduces key concepts, rules and legislation. Module 2 covers the commencement of arbitration, and issues concerning constitution, jurisdiction and powers of the tribunal. Module 3 goes into the arbitration procedure, from statements to the evidentiary hearing. Module 4 discusses the award, its recognition and enforcement, as well as challenges to the same.

The tutorials will review, by way of fact scenarios and case studies, what has been taught in the lectures. Tutorial 1 will cover Modules 1 and 2, whilst Tutorial 2 will cover Modules 3 and 4.

The written assessment will assess the candidate’s overall understanding of what has been covered in the 4 modules.


Each lecture will be delivered online by way of a Zoom webinar recording which can be accessed remotely and on demand during the period specified in the Course Schedule below. The duration of each lecture is about 1 hour and 15 minutes on the average, and each candidate is required to view each lecture in sequence and in its entirety. The first lecture is preceded by an Introductory Video by the Course Director. The total scheduled duration of all lectures is 10 hours.

Each tutorial will be led by one or more tutors in a live interactive class conducted virtually on the Zoom meeting platform. The duration of each tutorial is 2.5 hours, inclusive of 30-minute interaction time during which candidates may interact with the tutors and with each other in virtual breakout rooms. Each candidate is required to attend the full duration of both Tutorial 1 and Tutorial 2, the dates of which are specified in the Course Schedule below. The total scheduled duration of both Tutorials is 5 hours.

The written assessment will be conducted virtually on SIArb’s online course portal over a period of 2.5 hours on the date specified in the Course Schedule below. Each candidate is required to sit for and pass this written assessment with a minimum score of 50 marks out of a possible 100.

Based on the above, the minimum time allocated for lectures, tutorials and the written assessment is 17 hours. This excludes the additional time required for reading, study, tutorial and examination preparation, which varies from individual to individual.

A candidate who meets all of the above requirements will be deemed to have passed the IEC and, subject to satisfying other relevant criteria, qualify for admission as a Member of SIArb.

Each candidate who has been successfully registered for IEC will receive personalised login details to SIArb’s online course portal to access all reading materials, lectures, presentations slides and the online examination as set out in the Course Schedule.





Lecture videos (and the Introductory Video) will be accessible remotely and on demand during this period:

9.00am on 1 September 2020 to 6.00pm on 21 September 2020









19 September 2020

1000 - 1230

1330 - 1600

Tutorial 1 – Group 1 Candidates

Tutorial 2 – Group 1 Candidates

20 September 2020

1000 - 1230

1330 - 1600

Tutorial 1 – Group 2 Candidates

Tutorial 2 – Group 2 Candidates

*NB: SIArb reserves the right to conduct Tutorials only on 19 September 2020.

Written Assessment





21 September 2020

1200 – 1430




Introduction to IEC and its Objectives

Introductory Video



 Module 1

An Introduction to Arbitration

  • Key aspects of arbitration and fundamental concepts
  • Arbitration and other forms of dispute resolution
  • Types of arbitration - Ad hoc and institutional arbitration
  • Laws and Rules applicable to an arbitration
  • Overview of Singapore legislation
  • The arbitration agreement
  • Overview of the arbitration process

Lectures 1 and 2

Tutorial 1

 Module 2

Arbitration Agreement, Commencement & The Tribunal

  • Agreement to arbitrate – significance and formal requirements
  • Validity of arbitration agreement and stay of court proceedings
  • Commencement of the arbitration – procedure and significance
  • Constituting the Tribunal
  • Jurisdiction and powers of the Tribunal
  • Rights and duties of the Tribunal
  • Challenges to the Tribunal

Lectures 3 and 4

Tutorial 1

 Module 3

Arbitration Procedure

  • Institutional and ad hoc arbitration
  • Arbitration rules
  • Overview of arbitral process
  • Pleadings, discovery and other interlocutory matters
  • Preliminary meetings and procedural orders
  • The substantive hearing Evidence
  • Expert testimony and witness conferencing
  • Closing submissions and close of proceedings

Lectures 5 and 6

Tutorial 2

 Module 4

The Award; Recognition & Enforcement of Awards

  • Nature of an award
  • Types of awards
  • Essential features of an award
  • Challenge and appeal
  • Recognition and enforcement of Awards

Lectures 7 and 8

Tutorial 2


SIArb Associate Members


Non-SIArb Members


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  1. Places are limited and can only be allocated in order of priority upon receipt of registration and any payment due.
  2. SIArb reserves the right to update or amend the details of the programme and/or the names of Course Faculty without prior notice.
  3. SIArb will not entertain any request for a refund of fees.
  4. We reserve the right to refuse to register or admit any participant, and to cancel or postpone the Course.
  5. By completing this form, you fully consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal data as appears in any form, document or electronic template, by SIArb. [CLICK HERETO READ OUR PRIVACYPOLICY]

Registrations are now closed

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