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:+65 6221 8833

Singapore International Mediation Centre

The Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC) was established in March 2014 as an independent, not-for-profit company. The SIMC aims to provide best-in-class mediation services and products targeted at the needs of parties in cross-border commercial disputes, particularly those based in Asia.

Hosting an experienced panel of international mediators drawn from Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe as well as North and South America, SIMC will offer, amongst other things, professional appointing authority and case management services under the SIMC Rules. Mediation at SIMC will come with the unique benefit of enforceability as settlement agreements may be made consent awards under an Arb-Med-Arb Protocol between the Singapore International Arbitration Centre and SIMC.


T:+65 6635 2460
F:+65 6635 2461

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:+65 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:+65 6227 2879

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:+65 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:+65 6324 0552

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.


T:+65 6538 1277

Christopher Lau

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).

T:+65 6323 9863

Bankside Chambers

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.


T:+65 6222 9270

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.


T:+65 6225 7230

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.


T:+65 6509 4134, +44 20 7813 8000 (UK)
F:44 20 7813 8080 (UK)

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.


T:+65 6408 3353, +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.



39 Essex Chambers

39 Essex Chambers is a multi-discipline barristers’ chambers offering substantial expertise in commercial law. With over 120 members, 40 of whom are Queen’s Counsel, our barristers are regularly instructed across Asia as advocates, arbitrators, adjudicators and mediators on international disputes. Chambers has the strength in depth to handle an extensive range of legal issues across commercial, construction & engineering, commercial fraud, financial services, banking, insurance, alternative dispute resolution, energy, oil & gas, planning, environmental and public law.

In 2014, 39 Essex Chambers was named ‘Chambers of the Year’ at the British Legal Awards, ‘International Arbitration Chambers of the Year’ at the Legal 500 UK Awards 2014 and ‘Planning & Environment Chambers of the Year’ at the Chambers Bar Awards.


T:+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.


T:+65 6634 1363 , +44 (0)20 7583 2000 (London)
F:+65 6634 1370, +44 (0)20 7583 0118 (London)

ICC Academy

The ICC Academy is part of the International Chamber of Commerce (“ICC”) set up to be the leading center promoting the highest global standards of excellence in professional education by providing a wide range of specialized certification programmes that are recognised worldwide. The goal of the ICC Academy is to enhance the knowledge and expertise of practitioners from a wide range of business sectors, to propose continuous learning opportunities and to promote the highest standards of workforce competency. The ICC Academy promotes in line with the ICC’s mission to promote international trade and investment, the Academy helps professionals develop the skills required to address today’s business challenges. The ICC Academy started operations in the field of trade finance, one of the ICC strongest domains of expertise.



T:+65 6805 9455

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators - Asia Pacific

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.