Introduction to the SICC

  Introduction to the SICC Overview Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon introduced the idea to create the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC) at the Opening of Legal Year 2013. A high-level committee comprising of esteemed local and international lawyers,...

Commencing Proceedings at the SICC

  Commencing Proceedings at the SICC   Commencement of SICC proceedings SICC proceedings can be commenced by way of: 1. Writ of summons; or 2. Originating summons Where there is a fact that would likely be heavily contested, proceedings must commence by writ of...

SIAC – The Proceedings III

Arbitration at the SIAC – The Proceedings III   “The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” – Winston Churchill     Rule 29 – Early Dismissal of Claims and Defences Much like the...

SIAC – The Proceedings II

Arbitration at the SIAC – The Proceedings II   “There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supersedes all other courts.” – Mahatma Gandhi     Rule 26 – Tribunal-Appointed Experts Unless agreed otherwise by...

SIAC – Costs, Fees (Deposits)

Arbitration at the SIAC – Costs, Fees and Deposits   “Avoid lawsuits beyond all things; they pervert your conscience, impair your health, and dissipate your property.” – Mark Twain     Rule 34 – Fees and Deposits Costs of arbitration paid to the SIAC...

SIAC – Arbitrators

Arbitration at the SIAC – Arbitrators   “Judges ought to be more leaned than witty, more reverent than plausible, and more advised than confident. Above all things, integrity is their portion and proper virtue.” – Francis Bacon         Rules 9 to 18...