SIAC’S NEW GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE & REVISED RULES OF ARBITRATION
SIAC has announced a new governance structure and the publication of a revised edition of the SIAC Rules of Arbitration with effect from 1 April 2013.
A new Court of Arbitration overseeing the case administration and arbitral appointment functions of SIAC has been created, led by Dr Michael Pryles. The corporate and business development functions of the Centre will continue to be overseen by the Board of Directors, chaired by Mr Lucien Wong, Chairman and Senior Partner of Allen & Gledhill LLP.
The new SIAC 2013 Rules (5th Edition) have been amended to reflect the functions of the Court and its members and represent best practices in arbitration case administration.
For more information, please see SIAC’s press release.
MAXWELL CHAMBERS WINS ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE AWARD
In October 2012, Maxwell Chambers was conferred an Architectural Heritage Award from the Urban Renewal Authority (URA) of Singapore for heritage building conservation and restoration. URA noted that the former Customs House building, which was built in the 1930s, had been “impressively refurbished” through an “intriguing fusion of old and new”. The building was gazetted as a conservation building by the URA in 2007, and marked as the 88th historic site in Singapore by the National Heritage Board in 2010.