Singapore International Arbitration Centre
The Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), an independent, non-profit organisation was established in 1991 to meet the demands of the international business community for a neutral, efficient and reliable dispute resolution institution in Asia.
World Intellectual Property Organization Arbitration & Mediation Center
Established by the Geneva-based World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center offers alternative dispute resolution (ADR) options for the resolution of international commercial disputes between private parties. The arbitration, mediation and expert determination procedures offered by the WIPO Center are widely recognized as particularly appropriate for technology, entertainment and other disputes involving intellectual property.
The WIPO Center, which is also the global leader in Internet domain name dispute resolution, has a strong commitment to the time and cost effectiveness of its ADR services.
The Arbitration Chambers
The Arbitration Chambers (TAC) is a firm of professional arbitrators and mediators who are available to undertake resolution of commercial disputes through arbitration or mediation. TAC's Residents are regularly appointed as arbitrators in international arbitrations especially in Asia and the Pacific region. Two of its Residents (Lawrence Boo and Alan Thambiayah) have consistently been ranked as “most on-demand” arbitrators in Asia since 2007.
Christopher Lau is a Chartered Arbitrator and Senior Counsel, Singapore Supreme Court. He sits in both ad hoc and institutionally administered arbitrations involving maritime, construction, commercial, oil & gas, infrastructure and investment disputes conducted under all major arbitration rules. Christopher is a member of ICC Commission on Arbitration, an Alternate Member ICC International Court of Arbitration, an Advisory Board Member IBA Asia Pacific Regional Forum, a member IBA Task Force on Professional Conduct in International Arbitration, Former Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Singapore) Limited and Former Member General Committee of the Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration (SCMA).Telephone: +65 6323 9863
International Centre for Dispute Resolution Singapore
The International Centre for Dispute Resolution® (ICDR), the international division of the American Arbitration Association®, was established in 1996 to provide the same high-quality alternative dispute resolution services available in the U.S. to individuals and organizations around the globe.
The ICDR and the SIAC formed a joint venture in 2006 to launch ICDR's Singapore office.
Singapore Institute of Arbitrators
The Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb) is an independent professional body established in 1981.
The main focus of SIArb is in professional training & development. SIArb also organises talks, seminars and training courses for members and the public on a regular basis.
Bankside Chambers (Auckland), New Zealand’s leading commercial arbitration and mediation Chambers, has opened an office in Maxwell Chambers, Singapore. Bankside’s move into the Singapore market has been led by a trio of New Zealand’s pre-eminent international arbitrators: David A R Williams QC, Professor Campbell McLachlan QC and Sir Ian Barker QC. The move has been driven by their growing involvement in Singapore’s expanding ADR market as well as confidence in the future of Singapore as the preferred arbitral seat in the Asia-Pacific Region.
Members of 20 Essex Street Singapore
20 Essex Street, the Chambers of Iain Milligan QC, is one of London's longest-established commercial and international law chambers. Our members offer great breadth and depth of legal expertise, and we are recognised as a leading set with many highly regarded barristers, arbitrators and mediators. Our members are instructed in the full range of advisory, pleading and advocacy work, and are regularly appointed on SIAC, ICC, LCIA and UNCITRAL matters to act as counsel or arbitrator.
Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce
The International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is the voice of world business championing the global economy as a force for economic growth, job creation and prosperity.
The ICC activities cover a broad spectrum, from arbitration and dispute resolution to making the case for open trade and the market economy system, business self-regulation, fighting corruption or combating commercial crime.
Individual Barristers of Essex Court Chambers
We are over 40 barristers in independent practice, specialising in commercial, international and European law. We are instructed to advise and act as advocates and arbitrators in a broad range of disputes. We regularly appear together with instructing law firms in almost all forms of international and regional arbitration, including those conducted under SIAC; LCIA; ICC; ICSID; FDIC; HKIAC; UNCITRAL; LMAA and ARIAS rules as well as ad hoc references. We also practise from Essex Court Chambers, 24 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London.
Telephone: +44 20 7813 8000 (UK)
Fax: 44 20 7813 8080 (UK)
Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration
The Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration (SCMA) has been reconstituted as a company limited by guarantee and separate from the SIAC as of May 2009.
The aim of the SCMA is to provide a framework for maritime arbitration which is responsive to the needs of the maritime community. Any party can arbitrate a maritime dispute under the SCMA Rules without a management charge. Like a club, any person or company within the maritime community in or outside Singapore can join the SCMA as a member.
The Chairman of the SCMA is Mr Goh Joon Seng. The Executive Director of the SCMA is Mr Lee Wai Pong.
Franchising and Licensing Association
Franchising and Licensing Association (Singapore) (FLA), started as Singapore's national franchise body. It was one of the founding members of the World Franchise Council. Established in 1993, our mission is to nurture and develop Singapore's franchise industry. Promoting Singapore as a franchise hub and coupled with members' common objective of business growth and expansion through franchising and licensing formats, FLA seeks to continually promote the platforms of Entrepreneurship and Internationalism in the industry.
Hanotiau & Van Den Berg
Hanotiau & van den Berg is the first boutique law firm of its kind, focusing on international arbitration. Hanotiau & van den Berg’s lawyers regularly act as arbitrator or counsel in some of the world’s most high value, complex and innovative international arbitrations. Their wealth of experience in the field of international arbitration is considered to be unparalleled.
The firm has vast experience in handling cases under all major institutional rules and on an ad hoc basis, spanning the governmental and private sectors and numerous industries. With its recent presence in Singapore, the firm has further expanded its global reach towards South-East Asia.
Telephone: +32 2290 3900
Gerard Forlin QC
Gerard Forlin QC was educated at Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge, and the London School of Economics, and was called to the Bar by Lincoln's Inn. As Queen's Counsel in both criminal and civil fields, Gerard specialises in many aspects of regulatory work and has acted in recent major cases involving catastrophic road, air, chemical, nuclear, construction, rail, shipping, product liability and environmental matters. In 2012, Gerard was appointed to the Royal Aeronautical Society Panel of Mediators and Arbitrators, which has only 14 members worldwide. Gerard has lectured, practised and consulted in over 40 countries and published over 90 articles. He is General Editor of 'Corporate Liability: work related deaths and criminal prosecutions' (3rd edition) Bloomsbury 2012. Gerard practises from London, Singapore and Sydney.www.gerardforlin.com
Telephone: +65 6595 9011
Thirty Nine Essex Street
Thirty Nine Essex Street is a multi-discipline barristers’ chambers offering substantial expertise in almost every aspect of law. With in excess of 90 members, including 30 Queen’s Counsel, Chambers is described by Chambers UK 2012 as the epitome of an “excellent all-round set” with the “most talented and knowledgeable individuals”. With the strength in depth to handle an extensive range of legal issues across commercial litigation, construction and engineering, financial services, insurance, personal injury, alternative dispute resolution, energy, oil and gas and environmental law, our members are regularly instructed as advocates, arbitrators and mediators on international disputes.www.39essex.com
Telephone: +65 6634 1336
One Essex Court
One Essex Court is a pre-eminent set of commercial barristers’ chambers. Barristers here provide specialist legal advice, support and advocacy services worldwide, and our expertise covers all areas of arbitration, litigation and dispute resolution. In addition to our market leading barristers, we also offer a number of highly regarded international arbitrators. As well as the domestic courts, we regularly appear on behalf of clients (or accept nominations as arbitrator) in many of the main arbitral centres, including Singapore, London, Hong Kong, Paris, Dubai, Geneva and Stockholm. Members are familiar with the rules and procedures particular to the various institutions, including those of the SIAC, ICC, LCIA, AAA, EAA, HKIAC and ICSID, as well as the UNCITRAL rules.
Fax: +65 6634 1370
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7583 2000 (London)
Fax: +44 (0)20 7583 0118 (London)