SIArb Newsletter Issue 45 (31 January 2024)

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Jan 2024 (Issue No.45)

The Singapore Arbitration Journal is a joint initiative by SIArb and the Singapore Academy of Law, as co-publishers, and aims to provide a forum to examine and discuss developments of particular relevance and interest to the Singapore arbitration community. 

Since its launch in December 2019, the Singapore Arbitration Journal has been very well received by arbitration practitioners, and is seen as a leading publication contributing to thought leadership on arbitration matters in Singapore. 

The success of this SIArb publication is founded on the support provided by a team of Assistant Editors. As the term for the current team of Assistant Editors is coming to an end, Council is keen for members to have an opportunity to contribute to this special project. 

We therefore invite expressions of interest from suitably qualified members for the position of Assistant Editors for the arbitration journal.

Assistant Editors will have good legal research, analytical and writing skills, with a strong command of the English language. They must be able to devote the time needed to deal with review, editing and writing responsibilities for a journal published twice yearly. 

The appointment as Assistant Editor will be for a 2-year term, and responsibilities will include: 

  1. Preparing case disgests of reported cases on arbitration;
  2. Identifying suitable issues/topics relevant to arbitration for purposes of articles;
  3. Editing/review of submitted articles.

If you wish to be considered, please email the SIArb Secretariat (at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by 1 March 2024 with a copy of your latest CV, and a minimum of 2 samples of your research, analytical and writing skills, (redacted as may be appropriate). We look forward to hearing from you. 

The SIArb Journal Editorial Team


CASE DIGEST (January 2024)

By Isaac Tay - TSMP Law Corporation; Ananya Pratap Singh; Randolph Khoo - Drew & Napier LLC

In this issue, we report on the following decisions on arbitration released by the Singapore courts between October 2023 and December 2023:

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. Mohan Pillay.

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 8 Feb 2024

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SIArb Young Practitioners Network Mentoring Programme (25 May - 31 December 2023)

Following the success of the Annual Careers Roundtable (which has been fully subscribed over the last two years and attended by many aspiring young arbitration practitioners), the Young Practitioners Network (YPN) of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb) launched its inaugural Mentoring Programme (the “Programme”) on 25 May 2023.

As part of the Programme, 25 young professionals with a Singapore connection or who had expressed a strong interest in Singapore, as a jurisdiction, that were keen to expand their arbitration experience were selected to form the pool of mentees...

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SIArb’s Annual Commercial Arbitration Symposium and Annual Dinner (29 November 2023)

The end of November saw SIArb’s flagship Commercial Arbitration Symposium and Annual Dinner held, as in the previous year, on the same day, enabling members and guests to engage in an afternoon of debate on the latest arbitration developments followed by an evening of sociable networking with friends and colleagues.

Held again in the Old Parliamentary debating chamber at The Arts House, the Symposium attracted a range of practitioners from Singapore, Asia and further afield...

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SIArb Annual Debate 2023 "This House Believes That AI Arbitrators Will Eliminate Cultural Biases In International Arbitrations" (7 December 2023)

AI has been the talk of the town this year — from Harvey AI being able to output a memo in mere seconds to OpenAI’s GPT 4 passing the bar exams in the top 10 per cent. In this context, AI’s newfound “expertise” was put to the test in SIArb’s Annual Debate 2023. 

Taking place as the 6th edition of this annual final flagship event for SIArb and happening as the 2nd official in-person debate post-COVID...

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New Members
The Institute extends a warm welcome to the following members:
  • Dickson Chew
  • Chen MinHao
  • Anand Kasiviswanathan
  • Arias Lim Jie
  • Fahima Mallick Monmi
  • Trang Tran
  • Martin Tupila
  • Suchithra Withanage
  • Frank Cao
  • Paul Carmody
  • Chen Hexin
  • Chia Hui Ning
  • Connor Clark
  • George Edward Hammond
  • Lesley Fu
  • Sheila Gementiza
  • Zenith de Jesus Europa
  • Junjie
  • Eugene Lee
  • Clement Karim Lim Zhi Ren
  • Lim Hui Voon
  • Julian Lim
  • Lim Lay Chean
  • John Lo
  • Loh Kia Meng
  • Douglas Lok
  • Lucella Lucias
  • Lun Yaoguo
  • Hermanto Moeljo
  • Kieran Morgan
  • Zhulkarnain Abdul Rahim
  • Edwin Tan
  • Wynne Tay
  • Aw Sze Min
  • Shamala Balasundaram
  • •Anuparna Bordoloi
  • Boey Swee Siang
  • Noemi Chaw
  • Choa Sn-Yien Brendon
  • Chong Sau Wee
  • Chu Hui Chen 
  • Shunsuke Domon
  • Fu Xueyong
  • Patricia Galloway
  • Sashi Indhiran
  • Gloria James-Civetta
  • Iqbal I Khan 
  • Koong Len Sheng
  • Anirudh Krishnan
  • Suneel Kumar Kohli
  • Lai Sun Mei
  • Lee Siew Beng
  • Ananya Mitra
  • Mohammed Reza
  • Danny Quah
  • Harbani Shinh Anand
  • Capt. Shiraz Lakhani
  • Joseph Sng
  • Thaddaeus Tan
  • Tan Xeauwei
  • Ting, Yi-Feng
  • Clifton Wong
  • Tracy Tianni Xie
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 (2023-2024)        COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE (2024)
Tay Yu-Jin
Vice President
Andrew Pullen
Honorary Secretary
Ramesh Selvaraj
Honorary Treasurer
Tan Weiyi
Immediate Past President
Dinesh Dhillon
Council Members
Chia Chor Leong
Delphine Ho
Meera Rajah
Matthew Charles Shaw
​Toh Chen Han
Yeo Boon Tat


Ms Tan Weiyi 
Committee Members
Mr Randolph Khoo 
Mr Lau Chin Huat 
Mr Bernard Lim 
Ms Ong Pei Ching
Ms Meera Rajah
Mr Ananya Pratap Singh
Mr Yeo Boon Tat




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