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GARY BORN
img-Gary_Born Gary Born is the President of the SIAC Court of Arbitration.

Mr Born is Chair of the International Arbitration Practice Group at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP and is one of the world's preeminent authorities on international commercial arbitration and international litigation. He has served as counsel in over 650 arbitrations, including several of the largest arbitrations in ICC and ad hoc history, and has sat as arbitrator in more than 200 institutional and ad hoc arbitrations.

Mr Born is ranked by peers and clients as one of the leading international arbitration practitioners in the world. Among many accolades, he received the GAR inaugural "Advocate of the Year" award, the Client Choice award for "Best International Arbitration Practitioner" in 2012, 2014 and 2016, and the Best Lawyers London "Lawyer of the Year" for international arbitration for the past three years. He is one of only two practitioners globally to achieve "starred" status for international arbitration in Chambers and Partners guides and the sole practitioner in London.

Mr Born has published a number of leading works on international arbitration, international litigation and other forms of dispute resolution. He is the author of International Commercial Arbitration (Second Edition, Kluwer 2014), the leading treatise in the field, which has received the American Society of International Law's Certificate of Merit for High Technical Craftsmanship and OGEMID's Book of the Year award for 2009. Other recent works include International Arbitration and Forum Selection Agreements: Drafting and Enforcing (Fifth edition, Kluwer 2016). He is an Honorary Professor of Law at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland and Tsinghua University, Beijing, and teaches regularly at law schools in Europe, Asia and North and South America.

CAVINDER BULL, SC
img-Cavinder_Bull Mr Cavinder Bull, SC is a Vice-President of the Court of Arbitration. He is also the Deputy Chairman of the SIAC Board of Directors.

Mr Bull is a Director of Drew & Napier and has an active practice in complex litigation and international arbitration. He has acted as counsel in numerous international arbitrations and has represented governments, financial institutions and corporations from various parts of the world. Chambers & Partners describes him as a "consumate advocate" and says that "complex arbitrations are his specialisation". Mr Bull has also been appointed as an arbitrator in SIAC, ICC, LCIA and ad hoc arbitrations. He is also on the ICSID Panel of Arbitrators.

Mr Bull graduated with First Class Honours in law from Oxford University and has a Masters in law from Harvard Law School. He has been called to the Bar in Singapore, New York and England & Wales. He was appointed Senior Counsel in 2008.

JOHN SAVAGE QC
img-John_Savage Mr John Savage QC is a Partner in King & Spalding's International Arbitration group based in the firm’s London and Singapore offices. He is also a Vice-President of the SIAC Court and has been a Director of the SIAC since 2009.

John has more than 25 years' experience representing governments and corporations in over 180 international arbitrations around the world. These include many corporate, construction, energy and investment treaty disputes, with an emphasis on the oil & gas and power sectors. Mr Savage has worked in Asia since 2001 and his experience extends across the Asia-Pacific region. In addition to his work as counsel, Mr Savage has been appointed chairman of the tribunal, sole arbitrator and co-arbitrator in more than 30 commercial and investment treaty arbitrations in Asia and beyond.

CLAUDIA ANNACKER
img-Claudia_Annacker Dr. Claudia Annacker is a Partner in the Paris office of Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton. She specializes in international arbitration and public international law matters, including investor-State disputes, disputes involving international organizations, State succession issues, and State immunity.

Dr. Annacker received a Ph.D. with high honors (1992) and a venia legendi et docendi (habilitation) for public international law (1997) from the University of Vienna. She is an adjunct professor at the University of Vienna, where she teaches advanced research seminars in international responsibility and international dispute settlement, and has been a visiting professor at the Paris West University Nanterre. She is widely published on various aspects of public international law and international arbitration.

LIJUN CAO
img-Cao_Lijun Lijun Cao is a partner of Zhong Lun Law Firm. Before starting the private practice, he worked with CIETAC for fourteen years and was the Deputy Director of CIETAC’s Foreign-Related Department.

Lijun specializes in international arbitration and currently advises and represents clients in arbitrations before CIETAC, HKIAC, SIAC, the ICC Court and other arbitration forums, as well as arbitration-related lawsuits before PRC courts.

Lijun is an experienced arbitrator. He sits on the panel of arbitrators of a few institutions, including CIETAC, HKIAC, SIAC, ICDR and KLRCA. He is also a member of the Arbitration Committee of All China Lawyers Association (ACLA).

Lijun is licensed to practice law in China and the New York State. He holds an LL.B. from the University of International Business and Economics (Beijing) and an LL.M. from the University of California, Berkeley.

Lijun is a guest professor at Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) Law School where he teaches on arbitration law since 2008.

PAUL FRIEDLAND
img-Paul_Friedland Mr Paul Friedland is a Partner in White & Case's New York office and global head of the firm's international arbitration practice group, a group which includes more than 125 lawyers.

Mr Friedland has served as arbitrator or counsel in numerous international arbitrations, is repeatedly ranked among the world's leading arbitration practitioners, and holds or has held leadership positions at the AAA (as Director, Executive Committee Member, Chair of the Law Committee and Chair of the Subcommittee responsible for revising the ICDR Rules (2014)), the LCIA (as Court Member from 2005 to 2010) and the IBA (as Co-Chair of the Arbitration Committee).

EMMANUEL GAILLARD
img-Emmanuel_Gaillard Mr Emmanuel Gaillard heads Shearman & Sterling's International Arbitration practice. He has represented corporations, States and State-owned entities in hundreds of international arbitrations. He has also acted as an arbitrator in over 50 international arbitrations. Mr Gaillard has written extensively on all aspects of arbitration law. His publications included Fouchard, Gaillard & Goldman on International Commercial Arbitration, a leading publication in this field; the first published essay on the Legal Theory of International Arbitration as well as numerous articles on international commercial and investment treaty arbitration.

Mr Gaillard is also a Professor of Law at Sciences Po Law School, where he teaches international arbitration.

BERNARD HANOTIAU
img-Bernard_Hanotiau Prof. Bernard Hanotiau has been actively involved in international arbitration as party-appointed arbitrator, chairman, sole arbitrator, counsel and expert in all parts of the world, under the rules of all major arbitral institutions including the ICC, LCIA, SIAC, DIAC, HKIAC, SCC, AAA, Swiss Chambers, NAI, CRCICA, PCA and in many ad hoc cases for the last 35 years.

Professor Hanotiau is Emeritus Professor of the University of Louvain (Belgium). He is a member of the ICCA Governing Board and of the Council of the ICC Institute and a member of the ICC International Arbitration Commission. He is also a former Vice-President of the Institute of Transnational Arbitration (Dallas), of Cepani (Belgian Arbitration Center) and of the LCIA Court. He is also member of the SIAC Court of Arbitration, Vice-President of the Board of Trustees of the Dubai International Arbitration Center (DIAC) and a member of the Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre's Advisory Board.

In March 2011, Professor Hanotiau received the GAR "Arbitrator of the Year" award.

DARIUS J. KHAMBATA
img-Darius_Khambata Darius J. Khambata, Senior Counsel, LL.M. (Harvard), practises before the Bombay High Court and the Supreme Court of India.

He has previously held two distinguished public law offices, as Advocate General for Maharashtra from 2012 to 2014, and before that, as Additional Solicitor General of India for three years. On his term as Advocate General coming to an end the Cabinet of the newly elected Government of Maharashtra recorded its "highest appreciation of the meritorious and distinguished service" rendered by him, a signal honour.

Mr Khambata has appeared in several important constitutional, corporate and commercial matters and in significant domestic and international commercial arbitrations. He is a specialist in several practice areas, including securities, arbitration, corporate, constitutional, administrative and environmental law. As Law Officer, he argued several cases involving complex constitutional, administrative, criminal, tax and environmental law issues.

He was a member of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) Committee to recommend new insider trading regulations and of the Law Commission of India's Committee that recommended substantial amendments to Indian arbitration law. He is a member of SEBI's Takeover Panel. He was a Vice-President of the LCIA and is currently a member of the SIAC Court.

TOBY LANDAU QC
img-Toby_Landau Toby Landau QC is a barrister and arbitrator, and a member of the Bars of England & Wales, New York, British Virgin Islands, and Northern Ireland (and the DIFC).

As Arbitrator, he has sat as President and Co-Arbitrator in numerous Investor-State and commercial disputes worldwide, under most of the leading institutional and ad hoc rules. As Counsel, he has argued hundreds of major international investor-State and commercial arbitrations, as well as many ground-breaking arbitration cases in Court (including Dallah v Pakistan, and First Media v Astro in the Courts of Singapore and Hong Kong).

He is Visiting Professor at Kings College London; a Court Member of both the LCIA and SIAC; SCC Board Member; UK delegate to the UNCITRAL Working Group on Arbitration (1994-2013); and a draftsman of the English Arbitration Act 1996 as well as many other laws in several countries. In April 2012, he was appointed to the Panel of Advisors of the Attorney-General of Singapore.

He won the Legal 500 Award for "International Arbitration Silk of the Year", 2017 and was named "Most Highly Regarded Individual" in International Arbitration in Who's Who Legal's global survey, 2014 and 2015.

EUN YOUNG PARK
img-Eun_YoungPark Dr. Eun Young Park is co-head of International Arbitration and Litigation Group at Kim & Chang.

He specialises in international arbitration in various venues under the rules of the ICC, LCIA, SIAC, HKIAC, UNCITRAL, AAA, the Swiss Chamber of Commerce, the Stockholm Chamber of Commerce, the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board and regularly sits as an arbitrator in international arbitration cases. He also represents multinational corporations in litigation for enforcement of arbitral awards and is also involved in transnational disputes including trade disputes.

Dr. Park is Co-Chair of IBA Asia Pacific Arbitration Group, Vice Chair of IBA Arbitration Committee, Member of the LCIA Court, Vice-President of Korean Arbitrators' Association, and Executive Director of Korean Council of International Arbitration. He has received a J.S.D from the NYU School of Law after graduating from Seoul National University School of Law and served as a judge in the Seoul District Court. He is admitted to the Korean bar and New York bar.

JAN PAULSSON
img-Jan_Paulsson Professor Jan Paulsson has practiced exclusively in the field of international arbitration and adjudication since he graduated from Yale Law School in 1975. For 20 years (1993-2013) he headed Freshfields' worldwide international arbitration and public international law groups. Prof. Paulsson now teaches at the University of Miami Law School and at the London School of Economics while pursuing his practice as advocate and arbitrator. He has appeared in proceedings conducted under the rules of all leading arbitral institutions as well as before the International Court of Justice.

He is currently the President of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA) as well as of the Administrative Tribunal of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. He has previously served as President of the LCIA, President of the World Bank Administrative Tribunal, a Vice President of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, and a Board Member of the AAA. Among numerous publications, he is author of Denial of Justice in International Law (2005) and co-author of International Chamber of Commerce Arbitration (3rd ed., 2000). His monograph 'The Idea of Arbitration' was published by Oxford University Press in December 2013.

DR. MICHAEL PRYLES AO PBM
img-Michael_Pryles Dr. Michael Pryles AO PBM is the Founder President of the Court of Arbitration. He served as the Chairman of the SIAC Board of Directors from March 2009 to March 2013 and was President from April 2013 to April 2015.

Michael Pryles is a well known international arbitrator with offices in Melbourne, Singapore and London. He has an active practice in Europe, Asia and North America and is consistently ranked as one of the leading international arbitrators. He has heard commercial cases under the rules of all leading arbitration centres as well as ad hoc arbitrations. In addition he has sat as an arbitrator in investor-state disputes under the ICSID, NAFTA and UNCITRAL rules.

Currently Michael is a governing board member of the International Council of Commercial Arbitration. Formerly, he served as President of ACICA; member of the Board of Trustees of the Dubai International Arbitration Centre; Member of the LCIA Court of Arbitration and Chairman of ICC Australia. He also served as a Commissioner of the United Nations Compensation Commission and a Commissioner of the Australian Law Reform Commission. He held a named chair in law at Monash University and was a partner in a leading Australian law firm. He has authored some 10 books and numerous articles on international arbitration, private international law, international trade law and citizenship law.

LUCY REED
img-Lucy_Reed Lucy Reed, as of July 2016, is Director of the Centre for International Law and Professor on the law faculty of the National University of Singapore. From 1998 to May 2016, Lucy was with the international law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where she led the international arbitration and public international law groups. She has represented public and private clients in investment treaty and commercial arbitrations for over 35 years, and frequently sits as arbitrator. Lucy was a member of the Eritrea-Ethiopia Claims Commission and co-director of the Claims Resolution Tribunal for Dormant Accounts in Switzerland. Among other positions, Lucy serves on the ICC Court and the ICCA Governing Board, and is a past president of the American Society of International Law and chair of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration. Before joining Freshfields, she was the US Agent to the Iran-US Claims Tribunal. Lucy is co-author of A Guide to the SIAC Arbitration Rules (OUP 2014) and Guide to ICSID Arbitration (Kluwer 2011). A New York-qualified lawyer, she was educated at the University of Chicago Law School and Brown University.

HARISH SALVE
img-Harish_Salve Mr Harish Salve is a Senior Advocate practicing in the Supreme Court of India.

He is a qualified Chartered Accountant who started work in taxation in 1978 and then shifted to law in 1980. He set up his independent chambers in 1986. He was designated a Senior Advocate in 1992. He held the office of the Solicitor General of India from 1999 until November 2001 being the youngest Solicitor General ever at the age of 42 years.

He has handled some of the most important cases decided by the Indian Supreme Court in the last two decades.

He has been active in the field of international arbitration both as counsel as well as an arbitrator. He has been appointed as an arbitrator in a number of arbitrations under the rules of the ICC, LCIA and the SIAC.

HIROYUKI TEZUKA
img-Hiroyuki_Tezuka Mr. Hiroyuki Tezuka is a partner at Nishimura & Asahi, the largest law firm in Japan, and heads the firm's international dispute resolution practice group. He specializes in international commercial litigation and arbitration. He has been involved in a number of international arbitrations as counsel, sole-arbitrator, co-arbitrator or chairman including ICC, JCAA, and AAA-ICDR.

Mr. Tezuka serves as a director of the Japan Association of Arbitrators, was a vice-chair of the Arbitration Committee of the IBA Legal Practice Division, and is a committee vice-chairperson of the Dispute Resolution and Arbitration Committee of the IPBA. In 2013, he starts teaching international arbitration at the University of Tokyo, School of Law as visiting professor.

ARIEL YE
img-Ariel_Ye Ms Ye is the Head of King & Wood Malleson PRC's cross-border dispute resolution practice and a recognised expert on PRC-related dispute resolution in the Asia Pacific region.

Ms Ye has assisted a number of multinational clients to resolve significant regulatory issues (e.g. fraud) with 'crisis management'. Her expertise includes conducting internal investigations and government consultation. Her clients include multinational corporations, international financial institutions, large-scale domestic enterprises, and companies with foreign investment in China. International clients' comments include: "rich local knowledge with world-class excellence", "easy to work with and accessible", "quick turn-around, and "would highly recommend her to others".

Ms Ye is a panel arbitrator of CIETAC and a member of the governing board of the International Council for Commercial Arbitration (ICCA). She has been frequently invited to speak at international and regional professional conferences as a China legal expert. Ms Ye is also frequently recognised as a leading counsel by Chambers Global and Asia Legal Business (China).

Ms Ye received her LL.B. from Peking University Law School, and holds LL.Ms from the Law School of China Academy of Social Sciences and Harvard Law School. She was admitted to practice in PRC and New York State in 1988 and 1999, respectively. She was adjudged one of the Top Ten Oustanding Chinese Women at the World Women Conference in 1994.

ALVIN YEO, SC
img-Alvin_Yeo Mr Alvin Yeo, Senior Counsel, is the Senior Partner at WongPartnership LLP, Singapore. His main areas of practice are banking and corporate disputes, restructuring and insolvency, and construction and civil engineering matters. Mr Yeo has extensive experience as counsel in arbitration proceedings both in Singapore and in the region, and sits on occasion as an arbitrator. Mr Yeo graduated from King's College, University of London, and is admitted to the English Bar (Gray's Inn) and the Singapore Bar. In January 2000, Mr Yeo became the youngest lawyer to be appointed Senior Counsel.

He is a member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration and the LCIA Court, is a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb) and is on the panel of arbitrators of the SIAC, ICDR, HKIAC, KCAB, KLRCA and SCIA.

Alvin is recognised as a leading litigation and arbitration counsel in international legal directories such as The Legal 500; IFLR1000; Chambers Global; Chambers Asia Pacific; PLC Which Lawyer; Best Lawyers; Expert Guides; and Who's Who Legal.

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SIAC Announces the Official Release of the SIAC Rules 2016

30 June 2016SIAC Announces the Official Release of the SIAC Rules 2016The Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) is pleased to announce the official release of the sixth edition of the Arbitration Rules of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (“SIAC Rules 2016”). The SIAC Rules 2016 will be available on the SIAC website from 1 July 2016, and will come into e...

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SIAC Signs Memorandum of Agreement with GIFT

3 June 2016SIAC Signs Memorandum of Agreement with GIFT The Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Gujarat International Finance Tec-City Company Limited (GIFTCL) and GIFT SEZ Limited (GIFT SEZ). Under the MOA, SIAC, GIFTCL and GIFT SEZ will collaborate to promote the use of arbit...

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SIAC Announces Appointment of New Registrar and Promotion of Deputy Registrar

27 April 2016SIAC Announces Appointment of New Registrar and Promotion of Deputy RegistrarThe Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Delphine Ho as Registrar of SIAC with effect from 20 May 2016, and the promotion of its Deputy Registrar, Mr Kevin Nash, to Deputy Registrar and Centre Director, effective 1 May 2016. Ms Ho wi...

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SIAC Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Oe-Cusse Administration

28 March 2016SIAC Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Oe-Cusse AdministrationThe Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Authority of the Special Administrative Region of Oe-Cusse Ambeno (SAROA) and Special Zones for Social Market Economy (ZEESM) Timor-Leste (SAROA-ZEESM TL), form...

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SIAC Announces Record Case Numbers for 2015

25 February 2016SIAC Announces Record Case Numbers for 2015 The Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) is pleased to announce the official release of its 2015 Annual Report at the SIAC Annual Appreciation Event this evening. 2015 was a milestone year for SIAC. SIAC recorded the highest ever number of cases filed, highest ever number of administered cases and highest e...

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Public Consultation on Draft SIAC Investment Arbitration Rules

1 February 2016Public Consultation on Draft SIAC Investment Arbitration RulesThe Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) is pleased to announce the commencement of the public consultation process on its draft Investment Arbitration Rules 2016 (the “draft IA Rules”), a comprehensive set of specialised rules for the administration of investment arbitrations by SIAC.The d...

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SIAC Appoints New Court Member

1 February 2016SIAC Appoints New Court MemberThe Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Darius Khambata, Senior Counsel, to the SIAC Court of Arbitration with effect from 1 February 2016.Mr Khambata practises before the Bombay High Court and the Supreme Court of India. He has previously held two distinguished public law off...

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Opening of SIAC Office in Shanghai

25 January 2016Opening of SIAC Office in ShanghaiThe Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) is pleased to announce the opening of a representative office in the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone (FTZ). The launch of the Shanghai office underpins SIAC’s steadily growing popularity amongst Chinese parties, and is an integral part of SIAC’s continuous efforts to for...

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Public Consultation on Draft SIAC Arbitration Rules

18 January 2016Public Consultation on Draft SIAC Arbitration RulesThe Singapore International Arbitration Centre (“SIAC”) is pleased to announce the opening of the public consultation process on its draft revised Arbitration Rules 2016 (the “draft Rules”). The revision of SIAC’s Arbitration Rules takes into account recent developments in international arbitration practice and pr...

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