Commencing Proceedings at The SICC

Commencement of SICC proceedings SICC proceedings can be commenced by way of: 1. Writ of Summons; or2. Originating Summons Where there is a fact that would likely be heavily contested, proceedings must commence by writ of summons. Where the sole or main question at issue pertains to construction of any written law or document, or […]

Arbitration at The SIAC: The Proceedings, Part 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 proceedings in Court, parties in arbitration can apply for summary judgment and/or […]

Arbitration at The SIAC: The Proceedings, Part 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 parties, the Tribunal has the discretion to appoint an expert to assist the […]

Arbitration at The 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 and the Tribunal are quite transparent; they can be found in the Schedule […]

Arbitration at The SIAC: The 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 – Arbitrators I cannot emphasise enough the importance of choosing a good arbitrator for […]

Arbitration at The SIAC: The Proceedings, Part I

Arbitration at the SIAC – The Proceedings I “A fair trial is one in which the rules of evidence are honoured, the accused has competent counsel, and the judge enforces the proper courtroom procedures – a trial in which every assumption can be challenged.” – Harry Browne   Rules 19 to 25 – The Proceedings […]

Arbitration at The SIAC: Expedited Procedure & Multiple Parties

Arbitration at the SIAC – Expedited Procedure & Multiple Parties “Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.” – Sun Tzu   Arbitration at the SIAC is not brain surgery. You do not need years of study to be able to participate in one. But like […]

Arbitration at The SIAC: Joinder of Parties & Consolidation

Arbitration at the SIAC – Joinder of Parties & Consolidation “What is important is not to fight, but to fight the right enemy” – Bangambiki Habyarimana, The Great Pearl of Wisdom   Rule 7 – Joinder of Parties There may be situations where you are required, whether as a Claimant or a Respondent, to bring […]

Arbitration at The SIAC: An Overview

1. Arbitration at the SIAC – An Overview   Gentlemen, I fervently trust that before long the principle of arbitration may win such confidence as to justify its extension to a wider field of international differences.”  -Henry Campbell-Bannerman   Singapore is the venue of choice for the arbitration of international disputes in Asia. The legislature in […]

Arbitration at The SIAC: Commencing An SIAC Arbitration

Commencing an Arbitration at the SIAC   “The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.”  –  Sun Tzu   Before going into any battle, preparation is key. If you are going to file a claim at the SIAC, there are some things you should know. Arbitration is a last resort. Prior to […]