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WEBINAR: Interim Measures in Arbitration: A “How to” Guide (12 August 2021)
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About this Webinar:

Dealing with interim measures applications – whether representing the applicant or respondent - requires a familiarity with arbitral rules and legal principles, good judgment, and quick work under pressure.  And interim measures can be of major strategic or tactical importance in an arbitration, so it is crucial to get it right. 

This webinar provides an overview of the legal framework as well as practical issues and in-depth consideration of a case study featuring applications to an arbitral tribunal for two common types of interim measures: an interim injunction and security for costs.  The speakers will discuss these applications from the perspective of claimant, respondent and arbitrator, providing an essential guide to how to make or defend an interim measures application.  This webinar will be particularly useful for junior and mid-level lawyers as well as anyone who wants a refresher on this important topic.   

Webinar Programme:

Webinar participants will be able to watch and listen to (via computer audio 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 their questions to the moderator via text using the built-in Q&A function.

5.30 – 5.35pm

Opening Remarks by Chairperson

Mr. Yu-Jin Tay – Partner & Head, International Arbitration (Asia), Mayer Brown LLP; Vice-President, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators

5.35– 6.15pm

Introduction to Interim Measures Available in International Arbitration Including:

  1. Applicable law
  2. Criteria for granting interim measures
  3. Limitations on power to grant interim measures
  4. Timing of application for such measures; ex parte applications 
  5. Evidence needed for an application
  6. Costs
6.15 – 7.25pm

*Case study on security for costs application by Respondent and interim injunction application by Claimant:

  1. Claimant's injunction application
  2. Respondent's security for costs application

*Case study is to be provided beforehand to participants

7.25– 7.35pm

Q & A Session 

About the Speakers

Cathryn Neo 

Ms. Cathryn Neo is a bilingual (English and Mandarin) and dual-qualified (Singapore and Australia (Vic)) lawyer. She has a broad commercial practice with experience in international arbitration, insolvency and restructuring, and mediation. Cathryn has handled high-value commercial disputes under SIAC, ICC and HKIAC rules in the financial as well as energy and construction sectors. An accredited HKIAC Tribunal Secretary, Cathryn has assisted tribunals in numerous institutional and ad hoc arbitrations in her previous role as an Associate for one of the leading arbitrators, Michael Hwang S.C.
Cathryn regularly assists clients in managing cross-border litigation, including before the Australian, Brunei and Indonesian courts. She advises and acts for global financial institutions in several prominent contentious insolvency and restructuring matters in the Singapore courts. Cathryn is also an accredited mediator with the Singapore Mediation Centre.
She has co-authored a book chapter and several case reports on landmark arbitration decisions which are published in Kluwer Institute for Transnational Arbitration Case Reports. Cathryn sits on the Women in Practice Sub-Committee of the Law Society of Singapore and the SIArb Continuing Professional Development Committee.

Steven Lim

Mr. Steven Lim is an arbitrator and barrister. He has over 75 appointments in international cases as presiding, sole, co-arbitrator and emergency arbitrator. He is on the SIAC, HKIAC, ICDR, KCAB, JCAA, CIETAC CAAI, AIAC, THAC, HIAC, Qingdao Arbitration Commission and IDRC (India) panels and has sat in ICC, SCMA, LMAA, UNCITRAL Rules and ad hoc cases. Steven also appears as lead counsel in international arbitrations. He is a member of the English and Singapore bars.
He has been noted in legal directories as “an excellent arbitrator who is very balanced”, “he has a thorough and thoughtful approach to cases”, “a respected arbitrator with extensive experience handling commercial arbitrations”, and “an excellent counsel with excellent understanding of law and great commercial insight”.


Ms. Khyati Raniwala is an international arbitration associate at Reed Smith in Singapore. She has represented parties in proceedings under the rules of major arbitral institutions at all stages of the arbitral process. She has experience in cross-jurisdictional commercial disputes across a wide range of sectors, particularly in the Asia Pacific region. She also has prior experience in Singapore commercial litigation matters.
Khyati spent a number of years as a member of the Secretariat of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC). At SIAC, she administered and managed over 200 cases related to energy, international trade, construction and infrastructure, joint venture and shareholder disputes. She was responsible for the administration of arbitrations under various versions of the SIAC Rules and UNCITRAL Arbitration Rules involving applications to the SIAC Court relating to consolidation and/or joinder, jurisdictional objections, arbitrator challenges, emergency arbitrations, as well as the SIAC-SIMC Arb-Med-Arb protocol.

About the Chairperson

 Yu-Jin Mr. Yu-Jin Tay is a partner in Mayer Brown’s Singapore office and head of the international arbitration practice in Asia.  He has practised in Singapore, London, Paris and Washington DC and has over 20 years of international arbitration experience across a wide range of sectors including energy, natural resources, technology and manufacturing, construction and infrastructure and investment treaty arbitration, involving the world’s leading arbitral seats and institutions.  Since 2001, he has practised investment treaty arbitration and in 2013 was designated to ICSID's Panels of Arbitrators and Conciliators.  Yu-Jin was one among four Asian lawyers featured in Global Arbitration Review's 2011 global 45 under 45 ranking and has been ranked among the top partners in Arbitration: Future Leaders for consecutive years.  He is listed annually as leading individual in legal directories including GAR's International Who's Who (since 2010), in the Singapore, Indonesia, South Korea, India and Asia-wide chapters of Chambers Asia-Pacific and Legal 500 (since 2008).  In addition to counsel work, Yu-Jin sits regularly as presiding, sole and co-arbitrator in ICC, SIAC, HKIAC, LCIA, VIAC and ad hoc arbitrations.  He is a Fellow and Vice-President of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators.  He is also a member of the specialist mediator panel of the Singapore International Mediation Centre.




(includes materials, if any)

Membership Regular Rate
SIArb Members S$ 40.00
Members of:
  • Asia Pacific Institute of Experts (APIEx)
  • Marine Offshore Oil & Gas Association (MOOGAS)
  • Regional Arbitral Institute Forum (RAIF)
  • Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration (SCMA) 
  • Singapore Corporate Counsel Association (SCCA)
  • Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA)
  • Society of Construction Law Singapore (SCL (S)) 
S$ 60.00
Others S$ 90.00

Supporting Organisations

Maxwell Chambers


Continuing Professional Development

SILE CPD Points 
Practice Area: Alternate Dispute Resolution 
Training Level: General
Public CPD Points: 2

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