Panel of Arbitrators

ACTIVITY

POINTS (BASED ON 15 CPD PTS REQUIREMENT)

  1. Time spent      as      an      arbitrator,        mediator, adjudicator, neutral or advocate in arbitration, as advocate or giving evidence as an expert at a hearing or in Court

1     CPD        point     per contact      hour     (i.e.    excluding breaks, etc), up to a maximum of 8 points per year combined with the below.

  1. Attendance at SIArb and SIAC Courses and Conferences, including lectures, seminars and workshops

1 CPD point per contact hour, up to a maximum of 15 points.

  1. Attendance at other courses and conferences, including lectures, seminars, workshops, and distance learning courses related to Arbitration, Adjudication, Mediation and related subjects

1 CPD point per contact hour, up to a maximum of 8 points.

  1. Preparation and publication of an article relating to arbitration, ADR and other related topics for a professional journal

5 points for any published article, up to a maximum of 8 points.

  1. Preparation and publication of a book relation to arbitration, ADR and other related topics

15 CPD points (pro-rata for co-authorship).

 6a. Lecturing and tutoring on dispute resolution and    related subjects, at SlArb Courses and Conferences

2 points per contact hour (pro-rated where > 1 speaker/panelist), up to a maximum of 12 points. No points for repeat lectures within 6 months.

 6b. Lecturing and tutoring on dispute resolution and    related subjects at other Courses and Conferences related to Arbitration, Adjudication, Mediation and related subjects

2 points per contact hour (pro-rated where > 1 speaker/panelist), up to a maximum of 10 points. No points for repeat lectures within 6 months. The combined total under 6a & 6b cannot exceed 12 points/year.

  1. Setting and marking SIArb examinations and examinations for other bodies on dispute resolution to be approved by the Professional Development Committee

1 point per contact hour, up to a maximum of 8 points.

Discontinuation of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Return Form

We will be discontinuing the current practice of requiring submission of the annual Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Return forms to SIArb by Panel Arbitrators with immediate effect.
SIArb Panel Arbitrators will continue to have the individual responsibility, on an honour basis, to engage in continuing professional development activities to remain equipped to serve as arbitrators on the Panel, as per the Panel Arbitration CPD Points Guidelines HERE.

PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA TO QUALIFY TO APPLY FOR THE SIARB PRIMARY OR SECONDARY PANEL OF ARBITRATORS:


 

Compulsory Criteria for SIArb Primary Panel of Arbitrators:

1. Obtained a tertiary education

2. Attained Fellowship at SIArb and currently a fully paid up Fellow

3. Acted as an arbitrator in 2 or more cases

4. Written at least 1 arbitral award

5. Aged between 35 and 75 years old




Discretionary Criteria for SIArb Primary Panel of Arbitrators (if any of the above compulsory criteria not met):

1. Listed on the Panel of SIAC or its equivalent in other countries

2. Acted as counsel in 5 or more arbitration proceedings

3. Application is supported by referee statements from arbitration practitioners of good standing

4. Evidence of published writings in ADR journals or legal periodicals




Compulsory Criteria for SIArb Secondary Panel of Arbitrators:

1. Obtained a tertiary education

2. Attained Fellowship at SIArb and currently a fully paid up Fellow

3. Aged between 35 and 75 years old

4. Adequate experience or expertise in arbitration through acting as Counsel, Expert Witness, Consultant




Other requirements for ALL Applications:

1. No criminal conviction involving moral turpitude or fraud.

2. No objections to my particulars including name, organisation, designation and membership category being published on the Institute's website.

3. Agree to abide by SIArb's Code of Conduct when acting as or seeking appointment as the arbitrator. (Note: A copy of the Code of Conduct is available HERE).

4. Agree to abide by the final outcome of the application.

5. Agree and confirm that the contents of the application and the appended particulars and  information in support are in all respects true and accurate to be best of my information and belief.


 

If you would like to proceed with your Panel Application, please LOG IN to the Member Area, go to your Profile and select Edit. Our website will automatically display a tab for your Panel application if you are a current Fellow member in our system.

 

FOR MEMBERS ACTING AS OR SEEKING APPOINTMENT AS ARBITRATOR
 
Rule 1 - Duty to proceed diligently and to act fairly, etc
A member acting as an arbitrator shall proceed diligently to resolve the dispute or disputes between the parties in a just and efficient manner and shall act fairly and impartially and shall give each party a reasonable opportunity of presenting his case.

Rule 2 - Acceptance of an appointment
2.1  A member shall accept an appointment as arbitrator only if he is fully satisfied that he is able to discharge his duties without any influence, fear of criticism, self-interest or bias.
2.2  A member shall accept an appointment as arbitrator only if he is fully satisfied that he is competent to determine the issues in dispute, and has an adequate knowledge of the language of the arbitration.
2.3  A member shall accept an appointment as arbitrator only if he is fully satisfied that he is able to give the arbitration the time and attention which the parties are reasonably entitled to expect.
2.4  A  member shall disclose all facts or circumstances that may give rise to justifiable doubts as to his impartiality or independence, such duty to continue throughout the arbitral proceedings with regard to new facts and circumstances.
2.5   A member when approached for a possible appointment shall disclose -
a) any past or present close relationship or business relationship, whether direct or indirect, with any party to the dispute, or any representative
of any party, or any person known to be a potentially important witness in the arbitration.
b) the extent of any prior knowledge he may have of the dispute.

Rule 3 - Duty to avoid doing anything which is likely to affect impartiality
3.1   After accepting an appointment and while serving as an arbitrator, a member shall avoid entering into any business, professional or personal relationship or acquiring any financial or personal interest which is likely to affect impartiality or which might reasonably create the appearance of impartiality.
3.2  Throughout the arbitral proceedings, a member serving as an arbitrator shall avoid any unilateral communications regarding the case with any party, or his representative.

Rule 4 - Confidentiality
As  arbitration proceedings are confidential, a member serving as an arbitrator shall not at any time use confidential information acquired during the course of an arbitration proceedings to gain any personal advantage or advantage for others, or to affect adversely the interest of another.

Rule 5 - Fees
An arbitrator's fees and expenses must be reasonable taking into account all the circumstances of the case. An arbitrator shall disclose and explain the basis of his fees and expenses to the parties.

Rule 6 - Publicity
Arbitrators may publicise their expertise and experience but shall not actively solicit appointment as arbitrators.
In the event of any dispute between the Parties in connection with or arising out of this Agreement, the Parties shall refer the dispute for mediation by a mediator to be agreed between the Parties or failing agreement, to a person to be appointed as mediator by the President or Vice President for the time being of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators upon an application therefor made by either party.

 

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