SIArb Newsletter Issue 39 (24 September 2021)

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September 2021 (Issue No.39)
the president's column

PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE - September 2021

This will be my last message as President of SIArb. I cannot quite believe 4 years have passed. I will be stepping into the role of Immediate Past President after our AGM on 27 September 2021. I look forward to continuing to serve within Council in that capacity. I will always have fond memories of my time at SIArb right back to when I first volunteered to work in Naresh Mahtani’s 25th anniversary celebrations committee. Since then, I have served as Editor of the Newsletter, as Treasurer and Vice President as well. I have been blessed by the camaraderie of fellow committee and Council members as well as the mentorship of past Presidents such as Johnny Tan, Mohan Pillay and Chan Leng Sun SC. It is my hope that SIArb will continue to grow from strength to strength as a leading provider of quality training and education in international arbitration.
One exciting initiative is the launch of the SCMA-SIArb Maritime Arbitrator’s Fellowship Course on 1 Oct 2021. This course will comprise SIArb’s Fellowship Assessment Course (“FAC”) and SCMA’s Maritime Arbitrator Accreditation Program (“MAAP”) and is suitable for aspiring maritime arbitrators who have met the criteria for admission to the FAC. Existing Fellows of SIArb are also encouraged to consider signing up for the MAAP. The inaugural run of the Course will commence with SIArb’s FAC 2021 intake from 1 Oct – 8 November 2021 with the inaugural MAAP component being conducted on 29 October 2021. We look forward to this being the start of a long and fruitful relationship with SCMA.  

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Dinesh Dhillon
SIArb 2017-2021

CASE DIGESTS (September 2021)

By Tan Yi Lei, Virtus Law LLP, with assistance from Annabel Fung, Relevant Legal Training 

In this issue, we report on the following decisions on arbitration released by the Singapore courts between July 2021 and September 2021:

  1. CBX v CBZ [2021] SGCA(I) 3
  2. CDM v CDP [2021] SGCA 45
  3. CEF and another v CEH [2021] SGHC 114
  4. CIZ v CJA [2021] SGHC 178

in the hot seat!

In each issue of our newsletter, we interview an SIArb member to get their views on the alternative dispute resolution scene in Singapore, and to obtain some insight into what makes them tick. In this issue, we interview: Mr. Christopher To.

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Joint APIEx - SIArb “Spotlight on Experts” Virtual Conference (6 September 2021)

On 6 September 2021, the Asia Pacific Institute of Experts (“APIEx”) and the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (“SIArb”) jointly collaborated to hold a virtual conference “Spotlight on Experts”...
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Beyond Arbitration: Global Perspectives: "Climate Action: Low-Emissions Technology and the Journey to Net-Zero" (2 Sep 2021)

The SIArb Beyond Arbitration Lecture Series which was launched in 2020 returned with the timely topic of Climate Change on 2 September 2021. We were very fortunate to have His Excellency Mr Will Hodgman...
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The Mindful Business Charter – Practice and Perspectives (5 August 2021)

The SIArb held its inaugural virtual session on the topic of mindfulness and wellbeing for dispute resolution professionals on 5th August 2021...
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Upcoming EVENTS
01 October 2021 - 8 November 2021
01 October 2021 - 8 November 2021
12 October 2021
  View our Past and Upcoming events HERE.

 New Members

The Institute extends a warm welcome to the following members:

  • Murtaza Chherawala
  • Jian Bei Wong
  • Na Rai Jung
  • Sheryl Sim
  • Kea Cheng Han
  • Monisha Cheong
  • Ajay C Mathur
  • Bindu Johnson
  • Renesh Boss
  • Michael Leung
  • Alexis Schoeb
  • Kiran Sreedharan
  • David Sharpe QC SC
  • Johnathon Yeo
  • Amanda CHEN
  • Erik van Keulen
  • Matthew Lai
  • Pankaj Kumar
  • Alan Heng

View our Member Listing HERE.

Call for Contribution of Articles
The SIArb Newsletter is a publication of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators aimed to be an educational resource for members and associated organisations and institutions of higher learning. Readers of the newsletter are welcome to submit to the Secretariat at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. well-researched manuscripts of merit relating to the subject matter of arbitration and dispute resolution. Submissions should be unpublished works between 1,500 to 2,500 words and are subject to the review of the editorial team.
    Council (2020-2021) Publications Committee
Dinesh Dhillon
Vice President
Tay Yu-Jin
Honorary Secretary
Francis Goh
Honorary Treasurer
Yeo Boon Tat
Immediate Past President
Chan Leng Sun S.C.
Council Members
Chia Chor Leong
Chia Ho Choon
Andrew Pullen
Ramesh Selvaraj
Rebecca Tai Andersen
Tan Weiyi 

Yeo Boon Tat
Committee Members
Gil Marie Alba
David Chung
Justin Gan
Fayth Kuah
Lim Hseng Iu
Deepika Madan
Adolf Peter
Mahesh Rai
Daniel Seligman
Ananya Pratap Singh
Carolyn Tan
Tham Wei Chern
Christopher Tan
Andrew White
Wong Siew Hong

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