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HYBRID FORMAT! SIArb - SCMA Maritime Arbitrator’s Fellowship Course 2022 (7 September - 7 November 2022)
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The SIArb-SCMA Maritime Arbitrator’s Fellowship Course (“Course" or "MAFC”) will be offered by the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (“SIArb”) in conjunction with Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration (“SCMA”).

The Course will comprise SIArb’s Fellowship Assessment Course (“FAC”) which will be held in a hybrid format, in conjunction with SCMA’s Maritime Arbitrator Accreditation Programme (“MAAP”) which will be held in person.

This Course is suitable for current and aspiring maritime arbitrators.


COURSE SYNOPSIS

Fellowship Assessment Course (FAC)

This Course consists of 6 modules with a total of 9 lectures, 6 practical workshops and an Award Writing Examination:

  • Module 1 will cover the basic concepts and principles on the sources of law, the law of contract, the law of tort, and the treatment of evidence. Candidates who have obtained a degree in law from a university or other tertiary institution recognised by the SIArb (or such other legal qualifications as the SIArb may in its absolute discretion accept) are exempted from Module 1. All other candidates are required to attend Module 1 and attend Practical Workshop 1.
  • Module 2 relates to (i) the acceptance of an arbitral appointment, covering topics such as conducting conflict checks and making disclosures before or when accepting an appointment; (ii) dealing with jurisdictional challenges; and (iii) emergency arbitrations.
  • Module 3 covers (i) case management in conducting an arbitration; (ii) techniques for controlling time and costs in an arbitration; and (iii) drafting procedural orders.
  • Module 4 covers (i) dealing with interlocutory applications; (ii) drafting discovery orders; (iii) dealing with costs of interlocutory applications; (iv) dealing with extension of time applications and guerilla tactics; and (v) dealing with preliminary issues.
  • Module 5 covers the conduct of the evidentiary hearing.
  • Finally, Module 6 covers the practical aspects of actually writing the Final Award.
  • In the Practical Workshops, lecturers and tutors will address questions from candidates and show practical examples of an arbitrator’s work product such as procedural orders, Redfern Schedules, discovery orders and interim awards. In Practical Workshop 6, the lecturer of Module 6 will dissect a sample award to see how it should, or should not, be written.
  • In the Award Writing Examination, candidates will be required to write an enforceable final award.

Format and Delivery

For the first-time in its history, SIArb will conduct FAC in a *hybrid format as follows:

  • 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. 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 about 13.5 hours. Each Practical Workshop will be led by one or more Workshop leaders in a live interactive class which can either be attended:
    1. In person at the Workshop venue; or
    2.  Virtually on SIArb’s Zoom meeting platform. Practical Workshop 1 will be conducted virtually.
  • Each candidate is required to attend the full duration of each Practical Workshop, the dates of which are specified in the Course Schedule below. The total scheduled duration of all 6 Practical Workshops is 10 hours. The Award Writing Examination is an open-book examination which will be conducted virtually on SIArb’s online course portal and/or on the Zoom meeting platform over a period of 3.0 hours on the date specified in the Course Schedule below. Each candidate is required to sit for and pass this written examination by writing an enforceable final award within the time and based on the facts given.

For more details on the FAC course coverage, please click HERE.

*While candidates may elect to attend the Practical Workshops in person or via Zoom, in an effort to be more environmentally friendly, SIArb will not provide physical copies of reading materials, lecture or presentation slides.  Instead, each candidate who has been successfully registered for FAC 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.  Should any candidate wish to obtain a physical folder with the printed reading materials, lectures and presentations slides, a separate fee for such printed materials will be payable. Please contact the SIArb Secretariat for assistance. 

 Completion of FAC

 To complete the FAC successfully, a candidate must:

 (a)   Achieve 100% attendance at all the Practical Workshops; and

(b)   Pass the open-book Award Writing Examination.

Criteria for Admission to FAC

Admission to the FAC is open to:

  1. Lawyers with at least 10 years involvement in litigation/dispute resolution; or who have been active arbitrators, and can provide documentary evidence of such experience; OR
  2. Non-lawyers who have at least 10 years of involvement in dispute resolution or who have been active arbitrators, and who can provide documentary evidence of such experience; OR

  3. Those who have successfully completed the International Entry Course conducted by SIArb or such other equivalent course as may be recognised by SIArb.


Maritime Arbitrator Accreditation Program (MAAP)

SCMA’s MAAP will be held in-person on 14 October 2022 and consists of 2 workshops and a Written Assessment.

  • Module 1: The Legal Framework: Litigation & Maritime Arbitration – 2.5 hours

    This module will cover an overview of maritime arbitration and issues specific to maritime arbitration, in particular, a discussion on various ADR solutions (costs and time frames), litigation (why it is less suited to commercial parties), and arbitration (advantages and disadvantages of arbitration in a maritime context, fundamental features of maritime arbitration and others).

  • Module 2: The SCMA Framework – 2.5 hours

    This module will cover the SCMA framework for maritime arbitration and will include the SCMA Model Arbitration Clauses, the Expedited Claims Procedure, the Expedited Arbitral Determination of Collision Claims (SEADOCC), managing arbitration and legal costs, and managing the arbitration procedure.

See MAAP outline HERE for the detailed programme structure.  

For more details of the MAAP Faculty, please click HERE.

To complete the MAAP successfully, a candidate must:

(a)  Achieve 100% attendance at the lectures; and
(b)  Pass the MAAP Written Assessment.
 
DATE & TIMING
Dates: 7 September – 7 November 2022

FAC Lectures

 

 

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

9.00am on 7 September 2022 to
6.00pm on 7 November 2022

FAC In-Person or Virtual Practical Workshops (candidates choose to attend all workshops either in-person or virtually via Zoom)

Date

Time

Workshop

7 October 2022

10.30am - 12.00pm

Workshop 1 for Module 1

4 November 2022

9.00am - 9.10am


9.10am - 10.40am


10.40am - 11.00am


11.00am – 12.30pm


12.30pm – 1.45pm


1.45pm – 3.15pm


3.15pm - 3.30pm

Course Director’s Opening Remarks


In-Person or Online Workshop 2 for Module 2


Break


In-Person or Online Workshop 3 for Module 3


Lunch


In-Person or Online Workshop 4 for Module 4


Day 1 Wrap Up

5 November 2022

9.00am – 10.30am


10.30am – 11.00am


11.00am - 1.30pm


1.30pm – 2.00pm

In-Person or Online Workshop 5 for Module 5


Break


In-Person or Online Workshop 6 for Module 6


Course Director’s Closing Remarks & Briefing on Online Examination
7 November 2022 10.00am - 1.00pm  Online Award Writing Examination

NB: SIArb reserves the right to allocate candidates to groups for the Practical Workshops. Candidates should ensure they are available for the full day on both dates.

 MAAP Schedule: 

14 October 2022

9.00am – 9.15am


9.15am - 10.30am 


10.30am - 10.45am 


10.45am - 12.00pm 


12.00pm - 1.15pm 


1.15pm - 2.30pm 


2.30pm - 2.45pm


2.45pm - 4.00pm 


4.00pm - 4.30pm

Registrations


Module 1: The Legal Framework: Litigation & Maritime Arbitration


 Break


Module 1: The Legal Framework: Litigation & Maritime Arbitration (Cont'd)


Lunch


Module 2: The SCMA Framework


Break


Module 2: The SCMA Framework (Cont'd)


Closing Remarks & Briefing on Written Assessment

17 October 2022

10.00am - 12.30pm

Online Written Assessment

 


ASSESSMENTS

  • The FAC Award Writing Examination is an open-book examination which will be conducted virtually on SIArb’s online course portal and/or on its Zoom meeting platform over a period of 3.0 hours on 7 November 2022, 10.00am – 1.00pm (login at 9.30am sharp). Each candidate is required to sit for and pass this written examination by writing an enforceable final award within the time and based on the facts given.  
  • The MAAP Written Assessment is an open-book examination which will be conducted virtually on SIArb’s online course portal and/or on its Zoom meeting platform on 17 October 2022, 10.00am - 12.30pm. Each candidate is required to sit for and pass this Written Assessment.

CERTIFICATE(S) GRANTED UPON SUCCESSFUL COMPLETION

  1. A candidate who successfully completes both FAC and MAAP will be awarded a“Certificate of Fellowship in Maritime Arbitration” jointly issued by SIArb and SCMA.  A candidate who has successfully completed the Course may, subject to satisfying other relevant criteria, apply for admission as a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators.
  2. A candidate who successfully completes only FAC will be awarded SIArb’s “Fellowship Assessment Course Certificate”.  A candidate who has successfully completed FAC may, subject to satisfying other relevant criteria, apply for admission as a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators. 
  3. A candidate who successfully completes only MAAP will be awarded the SIArb-SCMA  “Certificate of Completion of the Maritime Arbitrator Accreditation Programme”.

COURSE FEES 

HYBRID FAC FORMAT (IN-PERSON WORKSHOPS, ONLINE LECTURES & EXAMINATION) + In person MAAP

Member of SIArb or SCMA

Non-Member
S$4,700 (All Modules of FAC plus MAAP)  S$5,200 (All Modules of FAC plus MAAP)
S$4,100 (Modules 2,3,4,5 & 6 of FAC plus MAAP) S$4,600 (Modules 2,3,4,5 & 6 of FAC plus MAAP)
S$1,400 (MAAP only) S$1,600 (MAAP only)

FULLY ONLINE FAC FORMAT + In person MAAP

Member of SIArb or SCMA

Non-Member
S$4,300 (All Modules of FAC plus MAAP)  S$4,800 (All Modules of FAC plus MAAP)
S$3,700 (Modules 2,3,4,5 & 6 of FAC plus MAAP) S$4,000 (Modules 2,3,4,5 & 6 of FAC plus MAAP)
S$1,400 (MAAP only) S$1,600 (MAAP only)
 
Download Brochure HERE. 
 

For enquiries, please contact the SIArb Secretariat:

Tel: +65 6551 2785              Fax: (65) 6225 9426            E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
 
REGISTRATIONS
For all enquiries, please contact the SIArb Secretariat:
Tel: +65 6551 2785 
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

To properly participate in the hybrid or online course, you will require the following which must be put in place before the Tutorials and Online Examinations (no exceptions will be entertained) :

  1. A laptop or computer (as typing will be required during the Tutorials and examinations, accessing via mobile phone or other mobile devices is not encouraged)
  2. Stable Internet access from the same laptop/computer– a wired connection is recommended (this is especially important for taking the online written assessment)
  3. An Internet browser on the same laptop/computer
  4. A video camera (either external or built-in to your laptop or computer) to participate in the video Tutorials and Online Examination
  5. Zoom Client for Meetings
    If you have not used Zoom before, clicking HERE to download the latest version for security reasons.  Even if you already have Zoom installed, we recommend that you check to ensure you have updated to the latest version due to frequent security upgrades and to ensure that your laptop/computer meets the minimum requirements for the use of Zoom.

 

REGISTRATION, REFUND & CANCELLATION POLICY

  1. Places are limited and can only be allocated in order of priority upon receipt of registration and any payment due.
  2. Acceptance or rejection of an application for admission is at the sole discretion of SIArb.
  3. The closing date is 1 September 2022.  In-person places are limited and placement is on a first-come-first-served basis.
  4. Registrations received on or before the closing date are confirmed upon RECEIPT OF FULL PAYMENT.
  5. SIArb reserves the right to change the content of the programme and/or the faculty without prior notice.
  6. SIArb is committed to staging a successful programme.  However, we reserve the right to cancel the programme in which case refunds will be given, but otherwise, no refunds will be made for cancellations or no-shows by those who registered.
  7. SIArb reserves the right to change the venue or format of MAFC or MAAP (to either purely virtual or purely in-person), or amend any of the other details published.

 

SILE CPD Points 

Practice Area: Alternative Dispute Resolution 
Training Level: Advanced 
Public CPD Points: 
MAAP only - 5.5 Public CPD Points (TBC)
MAAP and FAC Modules 2 to 4 - 5 Public CPD Points (TBC)
MAAP and FAC Modules 5 to 6 -  3.5 Public CPD Points (TBC)
 

 

RICS: 

MAAP Formal CPD Hours (TBC)
Module 1: Formal CPD Hours (TBC)
Modules 2 to 4: Formal CPD Hours (TBC)
Modules 5 to 6: Formal CPD Hours (TBC)

RICS members can obtain and submit CPD hours for attendance of this event.
More details HERE.

BOA-SIA: TBC
SPM: TBC
PEB: TBC

This year, SIArb will resume awarding a prize for the best arbitral award written by
a candidate in the Fellowship Assessment Course.

The winner of the prize will be announced at SIArb’s Annual Dinner on 30
November 2022

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 SILE Attendance Policy

Participants who wish to obtain CPD Points are reminded that they must comply strictly with the Attendance Policy set out in the CPD Guidelines. For this activity, this includes logging in at the start of the webinar and logging out at the conclusion of the webinar on each day of the activity, and not being away from any part of the webinar for more than 15 minutes on each day of the activity. Participants who do not comply with the Attendance Policy on any particular day of the activity will not be able to obtain CPD Points for that day of the activity. Please refer to http://www.sileCPDcentre.sg for more information.


TERMS & CONDITIONS

By completing the online registration form, event registrants confirm their acceptance of the following Terms and Conditions: 

  1. Holding of the in-person Course or MAAP is subject to the approval of any relevant government authorities, including the Singapore Tourism Board.
  2. Places to attend the Course or MAAP in-person are limited and will be allocated by the Organisers based on various qualifying criteria (including Covid-19 risks) and in order of priority upon receipt of registration and all payments due.
  3. Only fully vaccinated individuals will be able to register for in-person attendance at our Course or MAAP. An individual is considered vaccinated if he/ she has been: a) fully vaccinated, i.e. has received the appropriate regimen of World Health Organisation Emergency Use Listing (WHO EUL) vaccines including their respective duration post-vaccination for the vaccine to be fully effective, and had their vaccination records ingested in MOH’s national IT systems ; or b) recovered from COVID-19 within the last 180 days.
  4. Nearer the date of the Course or MAAP, the Organisers will notify registrants who have elected to attend in-person if they have been approved for such in-person attendance.
  5. For the reasons set out in Clauses 1-4 above, payments to attend the Course or MAAP MUST BE made via credit card online or PayPal to facilitate any refunds in the event your in-person attendance is not approved.  Registrations for in-person attendance accompanied by other modes of payment will not be accepted.
  6. In-person attendees must abide by all Covid-19 safe management measures imposed by the Government, the Course or MAAP venue and the Organisers.
  7. We reserve the right to refuse to register or admit any participant, and to cancel or postpone the Course or MAAP.
  8. 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 HERE TO READ OUR PRIVACY POLICY]
  9. You confirm that all details submitted in your event registration form are true and accurate.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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