SIArb Newsletter Issue 41 (31 March 2022)

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March 2022 (Issue No.41)
the president's column


I hope everyone is in good health! “Living with covid” has new personal meaning for me as I write this note on day four of my first experience of being covid positive. While I still feel quite uncomfortable, I’m thankful that the symptoms aren’t deadly like Delta and I certainly look forward to fully recovering soon.
In our planning for 2022 and beyond, Council has been working hard to explore new modalities for organising courses, events and activities to engage with members (both local and overseas), including predicting what our programming would look like post-pandemic.
For instance, given that our events now also draw an audience from overseas members and non-members, we will explore the extent to which we continue to hold virtual-only events or lectures; and, as the cost of holding hybrid-events come down, we will explore this as an option for some of our more significant or popular activities, including our courses.
In this connection, last week’s announcement in Singapore of the easing of safe management measures has been particularly timely because Council is in the middle of planning the timing of major in-person events for later this year.
One key event to look forward to is our popular and much-missed Annual Dinner, which will also serve this year to commemorate SIArb’s 40th milestone...   

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Tay Yu-Jin
SIArb 2021-2023

CASE DIGESTS (March 2022)

By Tham Wei Chern & Ling Yuanrong - Fullerton Law Chambers 

In this issue, we report on the following decisions on arbitration released by the Singapore courts between January 2022 and March 2022:

  1. BZW and BZX v BZV [2022] SGCA 1
  2. CLX v CLY and CLZ and another matter [2022] SGHC 17
  3. Sai Wan Shipping Ltd v Landmark Line Co, Ltd [2022] SGHC 8

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. Kelvin Aw.

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WEBINAR: “You Can’t Re-Open that Question!” - Res Judicata in International Arbitration (9 March 2022)

On 9 March 2022, the SIArb held a webinar to discuss how the legal principle of res judicata is dealt with in international arbitration.  The webinar was moderated by Mr Toh Chen Han, a partner with Pinsent Masons MPillay LLP while the speakers comprised Ms Margaret Joan Ling, a partner with Allen & Gledhill LLP, and Ms Yunsoo Shin, a partner with Peter & Kim (Seoul)...
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WEBINAR: Developments in Singapore Arbitration 2021 (10 February 2022)

On 10 February 2022, Professor Lawrence Boo returned to SIArb’s CPD programme to provide his annual appraisal of “Developments in Singapore Arbitration” in 2021.  As always, this proved to be a very popular event, with over 100 registrations for the webinar...
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WEBINAR: Crossing Continents: What Can Singapore and Switzerland Learn From Each Other? (13 January 2022)

The moderator, Ms Julie Raneda (Schellenberg Wittner), started the discussion by introducing the speakers and the context for the webinar - Switzerland is perceived to be a neutral venue, has many experienced arbitrators, is one of the places of choice for ICC arbitration and also one of the top three centres for international arbitration...
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Upcoming EVENTS
2 June 2022
  View our Past and Upcoming events HERE.

 New Members

The Institute extends a warm welcome to the following members:

  • Khyati Ranawaka
  • Dimitrios Katsikis
  • Tan Zhi Sheng, Shaun
  • Vincent Koh
  • Anthony Cheah Nicholls
  • Qian Wu
  • Wong Yew Choon
  • Michael Leung
  • Wong Hong Wai
  • Rachel Ewin
  • Tan Lian Yok
  • Richard Duan Gang
  • Dang Viet Anh
  • Andrew Lee
  • Kelly Yap
  • Hermann Knott
  • Mohamed Goush Marikan
  • Bhavik Dipak Rajani
  • Tan Li Jie
  • Ong Pei Ching
  • Winston Kwek
  • Ting Yong Hong
  • Tamara Theophiel Liduina Buijsse
  • Magdalene Chew
  • Kelvin Goh
  • Leong Lu Yuan
  • Kelvin Teo
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Call for Contribution of Articles
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    Council (2021-2022) Publications Committee (2022)
Tay Yu-Jin
Vice President
Andrew Pullen
Honorary Secretary
Francis Goh
Honorary Treasurer
Tan Weiyi
Immediate Past President
Dinesh Dhillon
Council Members
Chia Chor Leong
Chia Ho Choon
Ramesh Selvaraj
Rebecca Tai Andersen
Toh Chen Han
Yeo Boon Tat


Yeo Boon Tat
Committee Members
Ms Khoo Jing Ling Mr Bernard Lim
Mr Lim Hseng lu
Ms Jenna Lim Ying
Dr. Adolf Peter
Mr Daniel Seligman
Mr Tham Wei Chern
Mr Toh Chen Han
Mr Amos Wu





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