The Singapore International Arbitration Center (SIAC) and FedArb have announced a new strategic partnership that allows parties to choose from their panels of arbitrators for intellectual property matters. This partnership will introduce to parties in California SIAC’s case management services, Rules, and the SIAC IP Panel of Arbitrators.
SIAC is one of the world’s most preferred arbitral institutions and FedArb is one of the leading arbitration organizations in the United States, with extensive expertise in intellectual property. Under the partnership, SIAC and FedArb have published a joint model clause which provides that, ‘[t]he arbitrator(s) shall be selected from the FedArb IP Panel of Arbitrators and/or SIAC IP Panel of Arbitrators.’
“SIAC is committed to bringing its best-in-class case management expertise to California. This partnership with FedArb leverages off the strengths of both institutions and deepens SIAC’s ties with the California arbitration community,” said Adriana Uson, SIAC’s Head of Americas.
In 2020, SIAC announced it was expanding its presence into the United States with the opening of its office in New York. This is the fifth location overseas for SIAC, which also has offices in Mumbai, Shanghai, Seoul, and GIFT City Gujarat.
“Given our impressive roster of intellectual property arbitrators, allowing SIAC litigants to take advantage of FedArb‘s roster was a natural decision,” said Kennen D. Hagen, FedArb’s President and CEO. “We look forward to a long and successful relationship between our organizations.”
The Press Release may be read in full here.