International Commercial Arbitration under SIAC Rules
SIAC began this month with another successful Training Video roadshow, this time in Manila, on Thursday, 2 October at the Makati Shangri-La hotel. This training video workshop was jointly organised with the Philippine Institute of Arbitrators.
Over 180 delegates attended the workshop, comprising in-house counsel, lawyers from Philippine law firms, international law firms and Philippine government agencies. This was the first time that SIAC had held an event in Manila, and there was overwhelming response and much interest in the SIAC Training Video.
The SIAC Training Video is a unique and innovative tool that takes a viewer through all the key stages of the arbitral process. Almost the entire Video was shown at this workshop to give the delegates a visual guide of what happens during SIAC arbitration proceedings. Thereafter, panel discussions were held, involving practical exchanges and tips on institutional arbitration under the SIAC Rules, SIAC's popular Emergency Arbitrator special procedure, the efficient management of an international arbitration and the enforcement of foreign arbitral awards, particularly in Singapore, Hong Kong and the Philippines. Delegates contributed to the panel discussions by sharing their experiences and raising interesting points of discussion.
SIAC would like to express its sincere thanks to the Philippine Institute of Arbitrators for their detailed planning and assistance rendered with all the arrangements for this event. SIAC would also like to thank the European Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, the Office of Alternative Dispute Resolution, the Federation of Filipino-Chinese Chambers of Commerce & Industry, Inc., the Office of the Government Corporate Counsel, the Institute of Corporate Directors, the Management Association of the Philippines and the Office of the Solicitor General for supporting this event. Thanks also to all the speakers and sponsors for their participation and sponsorship support.
The SIAC roadshow will continue with its last workshop for this year in Tokyo.