SIArb Newsletter Issue 40 (29 December 2021)

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December 2021 (Issue No.40)
the president's column


It is customary in December for this column to be an opportunity for reflection, gratitude, and optimism.
While 2021 has been another long and difficult year for so many of us, and Omicron raises new uncertainties of the moment, we still have much to be grateful and thankful for. While we have not been able to meet in person yet to celebrate SIArb’s 40th year milestone, we are thankful that SIArb has nevertheless continued to adjust well to the pandemic in 2021.
Over the past two years, Council has made a concerted effort to invest in infrastructure and expertise to ensure that SIArb can adaptably take its activities completely online whenever necessary.
Thanks to the hard work of our Education Committee led by Chia Chor Leong and our Secretariat led by June Tan, our flagship Membership and Fellowship courses and exams continue to be in high demand and can now be fully conducted in a virtual and online format. We will continue to invest in getting more adept at this, take in your suggestions for improvements, and focus in 2022 on developing new continuing education resources for arbitrators since this lies at the heart of SIArb’s mission...  

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Tay Yu-Jin
SIArb 2021-2023

CASE DIGESTS (December 2021)

By Fayth Kuah, Continental Automotive Singapore Pte Ltd 

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

  1. Bloomberry Resorts and Hotels Inc and another v Global Gaming Philippines LLC and another [2021] SGCA 94
  2. CAJ and another v CAI and another appeal [2021] SGCA 102

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. Raymond Chan.

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Virtual Debate: “This House Believes that the Received Wisdom that Litigation Practice Is the Best Foundation for a Successful Career in Arbitration Should No Longer Be So Readily Received” (9 December 2021)

Users opt for arbitration to stay out of court. Yet, within legal circles, the traditional wisdom (and oft-repeated advice to new and younger entrants) has been that one must first develop ......
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WEBINAR: Arbitration Claus(e) is Coming to Town (1 December 2021)

On 1 December 2021, the SIArb held a webinar delightfully entitled “Arbitration Claus(e) is Coming to Town”. The webinar was moderated by Ms Chiann Bao, an independent arbitrator with ...
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SIArb Annual Lecture 2021 - Sanctions in International Arbitration: Pros, Cons, and Implications (12 October 2021)

How do Government sanctions impinge on the practice of arbitration, and how should the participants in arbitration – including lawyers, arbitrators and arbitral institutions ...
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Tay Yu-Jin
Vice President
Andrew Pullen
Honorary Secretary
Francis Goh
Honorary Treasurer
Tan Weiyi
Immediate Past President
Dinesh Dhillon
Council Members
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Chia Ho Choon
Ramesh Selvaraj
Rebecca Tai Andersen
Toh Chen Han
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Mahesh Rai
Daniel Seligman
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Tham Wei Chern
Christopher Tan
Andrew White
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