Why SIAC

Why SIAC

A Respected Neutral Arbitral Institution With A Record of Enforcement

Established in 1991 as a not for profit non-governmental organisation, the SIAC has a proven track record in providing neutral arbitration services to the global business community. SIAC arbitration awards have been enforced by the courts of Australia, China (Hong Kong), India, Indonesia and the USA amongst other New York Convention countries.


An International Organisation With A Global Outlook

• SIAC is headed by an international Board of Directors comprising the world’s foremost arbitration practitioners from: Australia, India, Korea, Singapore, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the USA who bring a wealth of international arbitration experience from civil and common law jurisdictions to the SIAC.

• The Board is supported by an international Council of Advisors, comprising respected eminent leaders of the international arbitration community who offer their expertise on current issues and developments.

• The centre hosts an experienced international panel of over 320 expert arbitrators from 31 jurisdictions.

• SIAC hosts a Secretariat comprising experienced lawyers qualified in China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, The United Kingdom and The USA. Our team fosters an outlook that reflects the global business origins of our users.

• 85% of SIAC’s caseload is international in nature. In 45% of the new cases for 2009 SIAC was called upon to provide arbitration services to parties who had no connection to Singapore at all.

• The SIAC Rules are tested and designed by leading practitioners in the international arbitration world in consultation with our users, resulting in rules that span civil and common law perspectives.


SIAC Facilitates The Efficient Resolution of Your Dispute

• We provide the certainty of established and tested Rules, so there is less risk of tactical delay or obstruction of the process.

• We appoint arbitrators where the parties are unable to agree under the SIAC Rules, UNCITRAL Rules and ad hoc cases. Appointments are made on the basis of our specialist knowledge of the arbitrator’s expertise, attributes and track record. Click here to view our panel of arbitrators.

• There are strict standards of admission for the SIAC Arbitrator Panel. The quality control of our arbitrators, results in less risk of challenges and delay.

• We negotiate and fix the terms of appointment of arbitrators.

• Our full time staff manage all the financial aspects of the arbitration including:

• Regular rendering of accounts.

• Collecting deposits towards the costs of the arbitration

• Processing the tribunals’ fees and expenses.

• Our transparent financial management of the case according to published guidelines provides legal representatives the ability to provide accurate cost projection, timescales, and costs for each stage or the arbitration process to their clients.

• We arrange all the logistics, facilities and services for hearings at state of the art premises in Maxwell Chambers which hosts 14 hearing rooms and 12 meeting rooms.

• We supervise and monitor the progress of the case. The momentum is not just dependent upon the cooperation of the parties.

• We scrutinise the arbitral award, thus enforcement problems are less likely.

• SIAC‘s administration fees are competitive in comparison with all the major international arbitration institutions. Click here to estimate your fees.

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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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