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 […]