SIArb Newsletter Issue 21 (31 March 2017)

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March 2017  (Issue No.21)
the president's column


The Singapore Institute of Arbitrators greeted 2017 with a flurry of activities.

SIArb continues to be blessed with the generosity of leading arbitrators sharing their knowledge through the SIArb platform. In a January 2017 seminar moderated by Mr Francis Goh, Mr David Bateson and Ms Marion Smith QC teased the audience with questions on the continuing viability of arbitration in the seminar, "Is the End of the Arbitration World Coming in 2017?" I trust it is not, well at least not this year. That was followed by a stimulated "Tylney Hall-styled” session presented by Dr Michael Hwang, SC and Prof Lawrence Boo in February 2017, where the two Singapore lights exchanged views on a range of prickly arbitration issues. Read More

Chan Leng Sun S.C.
SIArb 2013-2017

case LAW Developments

This issue looks at three recent decisions on arbitration by the Singapore Courts:

a. L Capital Jones Ltd and another v Maniach Pte Ltd [2017] SGCA 3;
b. KVC Rice Intertrade Co Ltd v Asian Mineral Resources Pte Ltd and another suit [2017] SGHC 32
c. Prometheus Marine Pte Ltd v King, Ann Rita & other matters [2017] SGHC 36.
By CAMERON FORD - Corporate Counsel, Rio Tinto

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Third Party Funding in Singapore

By DEBBIE LEE - Associate, ECYT Law LLC

Champerty and maintenance are age-old doctrines that have been long established in common law. As the Senior Minister of State for Law Ms. Indranee Rajah, has concisely explained: 

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in the hot seat!

 In each issue of our newsletter, we interview a 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 PROF Tan CHENG HAN SC former Dean of Law at the National University of Singapore.

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Recent Events

Third Party Funding in Singapore – Perspectives on Best Practices (14 March 2017)

Third-party funding in dispute resolution proceedings has historically been received with scepticism due to the laws relating to champerty and maintenance.  The introduction of the Civil Law (Amendment Act) and the Civil Law (Third-Party) Funding Regulations 2017 breaks new ground by permitting third-party funding for international arbitrations in Singapore.

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Training Program for The Institute of Modern Arbitration in Moscow (13 March 2017)

On 13 March 2017, the Institute hosted a full-day arbitration training workshop for a group of senior arbitration lawyers from Russia. The Russian visitors were on this island for a few days on a goodwill and education mission to explore matters relating to international arbitration practice in Singapore.

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A Dialogue on Current Arbitration Issues with Michael Hwang and Lawrence Boo (17 Feb 2017)

Over 50 participants attended the "Tylney Hall-styled" dialogue session between two heavyweights in the arbitration scene, Dr Michael Hwang S.C. and Professor Lawrence Boo. The speakers shared their views and experiences on a wide range of current arbitration issues, from the role of interrogatories in the discovery process in arbitration, settlement agreements in arbitrations and even to conflict of laws issues in the enforcement of arbitral awards.

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Upcoming Events
21, 22, 24 April 2017  
25 April 2017
24 May 2017 
20 July 2017 
Prize or Prejudice: The Interplay Between Arbitration and Adjudication -Legal and Practical Issues
 16 Nov 2017

   View our past and Upcoming events HERE.

New Members
The Institute extends a warm welcome to the following members:
  • Wong Jen Cheng
  • Tay Kai Qi         


  • Bharat Nain
  • Ravi Dutt Dabral
  • Md Rashed Ali
  • Tan Yoke Lin
  • Raymund A Anthony
  • Chua Chengtong
  • Chan Kia Pheng
  • Tim Madley
  • Andrew John Pullen
  • Ho Chye Hoon

Panel Arbitrators
The Institute congratulates the following on their admission to the panel of arbitrators: 
  • Dirk Janssen
  • John Edward Champion
  •   Sureshan T. Kulasingam
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 (2016 -2017) Publications Committee
Chan Leng Sun S.C.
Vice President
Dinesh Dhillon
Honorary Secretary
Naresh Mahtani
Honorary Treasurer
Chia Ho Choon
Immediate Past President
Mohan R Pillay
Council Members
Francis Goh Siong Pheck
Steven Lim
Johnny Tan Cheng Hye BBM
Tan Weiyi
Tay Yu-Jin (co-opted wef 8 Sept 2016)
Yang Yung Chong
Yeo Boon Tat
Yeo Boon Tat (Editor)
Committee Members
Gan Kam Yuin (Co -Editor)
David K K Chung
Eric Chew
Cameron Ford
Lim Hseng Lu
Tan Weiyi
Tham Wei Chern


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