The Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Keio University Law School (KEIO LAW).
Under the MOU, SIAC and KEIO LAW will work together to place law students from KEIO LAW in internships at SIAC. In addition, SIAC and KEIO LAW will collaborate to incorporate a module on “SIAC and Institutional Arbitration” into the KEIO LAW teaching programme. Upon request by SIAC or KEIO LAW, both parties will also conduct joint training programmes, seminars, workshops or other events in Japan to promote the development and practice of international arbitration.
The MOU was signed on 6 January 2020, by Ms Lim Seok Hui, Chief Executive Officer of SIAC, and Mr Isao Kitai, Dean of KEIO LAW.
Mr Isao Kitai, Dean of KEIO LAW, said, “KEIO LAW looks forward to launching the inaugural edition of the SIAC Module in April this year as a first step in our MOU collaboration with SIAC, one of the world’s top arbitral institutions. We are confident that the SIAC Module, coupled with the internship programme, will provide an excellent platform for students at KEIO LAW to gain a unique firsthand perspective of institutional arbitration from eminent international arbitration experts.”
Ms Lim Seok Hui, CEO of SIAC, said, “We are honoured and delighted to be entering into this MOU with KEIO LAW, a premier Japanese academic institution. We firmly believe that this partnership will enable SIAC to contribute further towards the development of international arbitration in Japan and enhance our relationships with our valued Japanese users.”
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