08 April 2019
International Dispute Resolution Survey
The Singapore International Dispute Resolution Academy (SIDRA) has launched the International Dispute Resolution Survey to help corporations make strategic decisions on dispute resolution options, and to inform policy makers, dispute resolution institutions, and legal service providers on the dispute resolution needs of corporations.
Conducted by SIDRA and commissioned by the Singapore Ministry of Law, the Survey seeks to put together a comprehensive and robust understanding of how corporations resolve their cross-border commercial disputes and the reasons for their choices.
The Survey is focused on users of international dispute resolution mechanisms, primarily corporations that operate internationally in cross-border contexts. For this reason, the profile of users selected is exclusively limited to top C- Suite Executives, and lawyers involved in international dispute resolution. The Survey is the first of its kind in terms of scope and methodology.
SIDRA looks forward to your participation in this survey if you have been involved in international dispute resolution in the last 3 years.
22 March 2019
It has been an eventful start for the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb) for 2019.
In 2018, SIArb launched the Guidelines on Party-Representative Ethics (“Guidelines”). It was thus timely that the year kicked off with a discussion on the issue of party representative ethics on 24 Jan 2019. Are such guidelines of any real value? What practical steps could be taken to ensure that such guidelines are effective. It was a robust discussion chaired by Chan Leng Sun SC, with valuable insights from Mr Gary Born, Michael Hwang SC, Professor Lucy Reed and VK Rajah SC. The global diversity of standards and the lack of any common regulator emerged as a key obstacle to a clear pathway forward. My own takeaway is that the existence of challenging obstacles must not deter us. Ethics is ultimately fundamental integrity, which is foundational to international arbitration. SIArb is committed to working with our members, arbitral institutions, bar associations and end-users towards always raising the bar on the issue of ethics. It is when we suddenly find ourselves thinking that ethics is not important or beyond control that we would be too far down the slippery slope.
The Singapore Institute of Arbitrators is an independent professional body established in 1981. We are a truly neutral professional body with no link or affiliation to any particular industry but bonded together with a common interest in arbitration & other alternative dispute resolution procedures. Presently, we have almost 900 members geographically represented throughout the world, many are practising professionals from a wide spectrum of diversified backgrounds who are also directly and indirectly involved in the dispute resolution procedures as Arbitrators, Mediators, Expert Witnesses and Consultants. Our main focus is in the aspect of professional training & development. Besides being a centre for promoting knowledge of arbitration & other ADRs, we also act as an appointing authority for the appointment of arbitrators upon requests. We work closely with the Singapore International Arbitration Centre. READ MORE
|27 Aug 2019|
05:30PM - 07:00PM
The Discretion to Enforce (27 August 2019)
|28 Aug 2019|
06:30PM - 08:30PM
The Members' Nite (28 August 2019)
|10 Oct 2019|
09:00AM - 05:30PM
Fellowship Assessment Course 2019 (FAC) (10 & 11 Oct) (Module 1)
|18 Oct 2019|
08:30AM - 05:30PM
Fellowship Assessment Course 2019 (FAC) (18 Oct) (Module 2, 3 and 4)
|19 Oct 2019|
09:00AM - 05:30PM
Fellowship Assessment Course 2019 (FAC) (19 Oct) (Module 5 and 6)
|21 Oct 2019|
08:30AM - 05:30PM
Fellowship Assessment Course 2019 (FAC) (21 Oct) (Written Assessment)
|26 Nov 2019|
11:30AM - 08:00PM
SIArb Commercial Arbitration Symposium 2019 (26 November 2019)
|27 Nov 2019|
06:30PM - 10:00PM
SIArb Annual Dinner 2019 (27 November 2019)