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.


T:6221 8833

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.


T:6225 9081

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.


T:6227 2879

International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes

ICSID is one of the five intergovernmental organizations that make up the World Bank Group. It is the world leader in investor-State arbitration, having administered over 65% of all known cases. ICSID was established in 1966 by the Convention on the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of Other States (the Convention). To date, 150 countries are ICSID members. ICSID provides an impartial international forum for the resolution of disputes between governments and foreign investors and between States. In addition, it provides technical assistance in investment arbitration and has and has an active publications program in the area of foreign investment law.


Permanent Court of Arbitration

The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) is an inter-governmental organization with over one hundred member states.

Established in 1899 to facilitate arbitration and provide a variety of dispute resolution services to the international community.


London Court of Commercial Arbitration

The LCIA is the longest-established of the world’s leading international institutions for commercial dispute resolution. Its organisation, operation, outlook, and services are worldwide, in arbitration, mediation and other forms of ADR.

The LCIA has access to the most eminent and experienced arbitrators, mediators and experts from many jurisdictions, and with the widest range of expertise. The LCIA strives to provide efficient and cost-effective services, basing its charges principally on the hourly rates of its neutrals and of the LCIA’s administrative staff, without reference to the sum in issue.


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.


T:6225 2129

Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration

The SCMA was originally established in November 2004 and was under management by the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC). Acting on industry feedback, the SCMA was reconstituted in May 2009 as a company limited by guarantee started functioning independently.

The aim of the SCMA is to provide a framework for maritime arbitration which is responsive to the needs of the maritime community. The SCMA has members drawn from all sectors of the maritime community and from all countries. There is no distinction in the class of membership or their entitlements - all sectors of the maritime community are treated equally as all sectors are users of SCMA.

Funding for establishment and continued operation of the SCMA comes from the Singapore Maritime Foundation. Management of SCMA is overseen by a board of directors which is led by our Chairman, Mr. Goh Joon Seng.


T:6324 0552

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) is a leading professional membership organisation representing the interests of alternative dispute practitioners worldwide.

With over 14,000 members located in more than 130 countries, CIArb supports the global promotion, facilitation and development of all forms of private dispute resolution.

As a not-for-profit, UK registered charity, CIArb works in the public interest through an international network of 37 branches.

In addition to providing education and training for arbitrators, mediators and adjudicators, CIArb acts as an international centre for practitioners, policy makers, academics and those in business concerned with the cost-effective and early settlement of disputes.

CIArb’s Regional Director, Camilla Godman is based in Maxwell Chambers.

The Institute has a branch in Singapore known as Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Singapore) Limited.


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.


T:6372 3932