SIAC-THAC Webinar: Is there a Right to a Physical Hearing in International Arbitration?

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The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the fore, the issue of whether there is a right to a physical hearing in international arbitration at a time when virtual hearings have had to be seriously considered by tribunals and parties, in order for the arbitral proceedings to progress. Join us for this webinar as our panellists share their perspectives as well as the position in various jurisdictions. Join SIAC and THAC for the above event on 30 September at 10am CEST/ 4pm SGT. Register here.

SIAC and JAA Kansai Chapter Osaka Webinar Series: Part 1 The Advantages of Arbitration for Japanese SMEs

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International arbitration is the global business community’s preferred method of cross-border dispute resolution. With the number of Japanese SMEs conducting business with international companies, Japanese business teams, in-house counsel and practitioners require practical knowledge and expertise in international arbitration to effectively achieve the most favourable outcomes for their companies and clients. The Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) and the Japan Association of Arbitrators (JAA), Kansai Chapter, jointly present this two-part webinar series on international arbitration. In Part I, speakers experienced in cross-border dispute resolution and arbitration at SIAC will provide guidance and first-hand perspectives on international arbitration and its advantages for Japanese SMEs. Join JAA Kansai Chapter Osaka and SIAC for the above event on 25 August at 8am CEST/ … Read More

SIAC Russia Webinar: The SIAC Advantage for Russia-related Projects and Transactions

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SIAC is now one of the few leading international arbitral institutions that are registered as a permanent arbitral institution (PAI) under Russia’s Federal Law on Arbitration. As a PAI, SIAC is authorised to administer international commercial arbitrations for Russia-seated arbitrations, further enhancing benefits to parties who choose to resolve their Russia-related international disputes at SIAC. This webinar provides a useful introduction to SIAC’s rules and case administration, and the advantages for users in Russia-related cases, as compared with other major international arbitral institutions. Join us for an insightful session with a panel of leading practitioners and arbitrators, who will share their perspectives on the advantages of arbitrating Russia-related commercial disputes at SIAC, including the significance of SIAC’s PAI status. Join … Read More

SIAC-KICA-KCAB INTERNATIONAL Korea Webinar: Arbitration Hotline: Answering In-House Counsel’s Most Pressing Questions About International Arbitration

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For in-house counsel, managing an international arbitration can quickly become overwhelming and confusing. Procedures and applicable laws differ from case-to-case, and in-house counsel frequently lack the familiarity with arbitration of external disputes lawyers. This webinar aims to equip in-house counsel with the knowledge to critically assess and meaningfully participate in discussions of strategy with their external counsel.  Join SIAC, the Korea In-House Counsel Association (KICA), and KCAB INTERNATIONAL for a lively discussion with seasoned in-house counsel and practitioners as they answer the most common questions about international arbitration. The webinar will also begin with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between SIAC and KICA.  Join SIAC, KICA and KCAB INTERNATIONAL for the above event on 21 July at 9am … Read More

SIAC Middle East Webinar: A Practical Guide to Emergency Arbitration and Interim Relief

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Emergency arbitration has gained traction across the global arbitration community as an effective means of obtaining urgent interim relief. In July 2010, SIAC was the first Asian institution to introduce the Emergency Arbitrator mechanism. Since then, SIAC has received over 100 applications for the appointment of an Emergency Arbitrator. Join us for this webinar as leading international arbitration practitioners and arbitrators from Singapore and the Middle East discuss strategic considerations, tips and techniques when applying for emergency arbitration, the enforceability of such measures, and the interplay between emergency arbitration and other legal mechanisms. Join SIAC for the above event on 14 July at 11am CEST/ 5 pm SGT. Register here.

YSIAC-ASAb40 Webinar: Tools to Make International Arbitration More Efficient: Perspectives from Singapore, Switzerland, and the UK

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Singapore, Switzerland and the UK are among the world’s preferred jurisdictions for arbitration. Join us for a comparative discussion on tools that make arbitration in these jurisdictions attractive. From early dismissal procedure to the tribunal acting as settlement facilitator, Kaplan opening and other (eponymous) tools, practitioners from the three jurisdictions will discuss the pros and cons of the different approaches. The webinar will be followed by a networking session.  Join SIAC for the above event on 25 June at 12pm CEST/ 6pm SGT. Register here.

Demystifying quantum and expert evidence – workshop series

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To help arbitrators — present and aspiring — to deal with these challenges effectively, EY, together with the Equal Representation in Arbitration Pledge Young Practitioners Subcommittee and ArbitralWomen, with support from the Rising Arbitrators Initiative, is hosting a virtual workshop series. The series will give you an understanding of the key aspects of quantum and expert evidence, the drivers of differences between experts, and the options available to narrow down and/or resolve the differences. When experts disagree — Business valuations This session will focus on the reasons why experts, working on opposite sides of a dispute, may form different opinions. The discussion will centre on a business valuation case study where participants will have the opportunity to apply business valuation … Read More

YSIAC Webinar: In a Fishbowl with Kiran and Johan

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Join us for a fishbowl discussion with our two guest panellists, Kiran N. Gore and Johan Wong, for a wide-ranging chat on the hottest arbitration topics and career tips, with a spotlight on Singapore and the Americas. Members of the audience can volunteer to be the third panellist (video function must be turned on if selected). Interested participants should submit their details in the registration form for the moderators’ consideration. Audience members are also encouraged to send in questions for the panellists in advance. Join SIAC for the above event on 23 July at 2pm CEST/ 8pm SGT. Register here.

SIAC Africa Webinar: Effectively Managing International Arbitration Disputes – The SIAC Advantage

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Africa is a diverse continent offering huge potential for growth, attracting global investors with its human and natural resources. With the world’s largest free trade area, the Continent is poised to chart a new development path, and to become a bigger player in the global economy. The international nature of investments and projects will result in disputes that present unique challenges and concerns. Companies, businesses and investors alike will therefore benefit from a viable and efficient dispute resolution mechanism to support these investments and projects. International arbitration has become the preferred mode of dispute resolution for cross-border disputes. The SIAC Arbitration Rules provide parties with a state-of-the art procedural framework for the efficient, expert and enforceable resolution of international disputes … Read More

SIAC Philippines Webinar: Strategies for an Efficient Virtual Hearing: Considerations for Counsel and Arbitrators

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In view of the ongoing pandemic situation, an increasing number of arbitral hearings involving Filipino parties has been held virtually to ensure the expeditious resolution of disputes. With the transition from in-person hearings to virtual hearings, counsel should consider the legal framework for virtual hearings, and also the strategic and technical issues involved in the preparation and conduct of evidentiary hearings. Arbitrators should also consider issues of due process and allow all parties a fair and reasonable opportunity to present their cases so that the integrity of the arbitral proceedings and the eventual award are protected. Join us for this webinar as leading Filipino and Singaporean international arbitration practitioners and arbitrators share practical tips and guidance on the conduct of … Read More