The Singapore Institute of Arbitrators is pleased to invite you to its upcoming events:
(1) THE IMPACT OF CROSS BORDER INSOLVENCY ON ARBITRATION (25 FEBRUARY 2016, Intellioffices, 146 Robinson Road, Level 3, Singapore 068909)
The globalised and cross-jurisdictional nature of commercial business means that the effects of insolvencies are often felt across multiple jurisdictions. Further, the ubiquity of arbitration clauses in commercial contracts means that the likelihood of interaction between the traditionally distinct areas of arbitration and insolvency law, is increasing. For example, what are the effects of a foreign insolvency event on arbitrations seated in Singapore? To what extent can a Singapore insolvency practitioner apply for a stay of proceedings in Singapore in favour arbitration overseas? The clash of arbitration and insolvency in itself is a complex area, especially so in a cross-border situation. This talk deals with such issues from both a legal and practical perspective.
About this Seminar:
Singapore courts continue to see a flow of arbitration cases coming before it for judicial assistance. The two stages of the arbitral proceedings most commonly besieged with such issues involves the (i) enforcement of arbitration agreement, and (ii) setting aside of the award.
Singapore courts had on 7 occasions been asked to stay its own court proceedings in favour of arbitration (under s 6 IAA; Art 8 Model Law or Art II (3) New York Convention) and 9 cases were brought for it to set aside arbitral awards. The speaker will discuss these judicial decisions and will consider if there is any trend and best practice(s) being adopted by the Singapore courts.
One notable judicial decision that came out in 2015 arose from a question arbitrabililty of subject matter in the Court of Appeal judgment in Tomolugen Holdings Ltd and anor v Silica Investors Ltd and other appeals  SGCA 57, where the speaker was appointed as amicus curiae. Another discussed the familiar chicken-and-egg situation of court and arbitral tribunal’s power to rule on an arbitral tribunal’s jurisdiction in the case of Malini Ventura v Knight capital Pte Ltd  SGHC 225. Has the case of Malini Ventura finally settled the tension between courts and arbitral tribunal on jurisdiction issues?
The long protracted battle in the case of PT Perusahaan Gas Negara (Persero) TBK v CRW Joint Operation  SGCA 30, resurfaced again in the Court of Appeal with an interesting dissent by Chan Sek Keong SJ. Will the latest decision put the issues arising in this matter to rest?
The speaker, Prof Lawrence Boo, will discuss these developments and engage attendees on these and other issues confronting the law in international arbitration in Asia.
The Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb) is pleased to announce that the annual International Entry Course is now open for registrations. Candidates who pass the Course may, subject to satisfying other relevant criteria, qualify for admission as a Member of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators.
Synopsis Of The Course:
The International Entry Course consists of 4 Modules conducted over two full days (22 & 23 April 2016). Each Module covers a particular segment of arbitration law and practice. Module 1 gives an overview of arbitration and introduces key concepts like “seat” and lex arbitri. Module 2 covers the commencement of arbitration, constitution of the tribunal and issues concerning jurisdiction. Module 3 goes into the arbitration procedure, from statements to the substantive hearing. Module 4 discusses the award, and the further steps that may be taken to challenge or enforce the award. A candidate may apply to sit for only some of the Modules. Successful completion of all the course modules (with 100% attendance) and assessments will lead to qualification for membership as Member of SIArb, subject to the qualifying requirements.
SIArb is an Accredited Institution under the SILE CPD Scheme for CPD Year 2016. For more information, including details of the Attendance Policy, please visit: http://www.silecpdcentre.sg.
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Wednesday 24 February 2016, 05:00pm - 07:30pm
Location :Intellioffices, Level 3, 146 Robinson Road, Singapore 068909
Date: Wednesday 24 February 2016
Time: 05:00pm - 07:30pm
The talk will focus on pacing of delays, a prevalent occurrence on construction projects both in Singapore and abroad. There is unfortunately little literature, and a paucity of legal authority on this difficult subject. Employers and contractors thus often find themselves at odds with one another over the practical effect of pacing in the context of delay claims. In this presentation, the speakers will explain:
The talk aims to create a better understanding of pacing and how it may be dealt with by both employers and contractors.
SILE Public CPD Point: 1
For more details and to secure your place, please REGISTER ONLINE via SCL website.
SCL(S) is accredited by the SILE for its Continuing Professional Development Scheme for CPD Year 2015. For more information, including details of the Attendance Policy, please visit http://www.silecpdcentre.sg/
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*Note: - The venue is now changed to Orchard Hotel, Singapore
- Already approved CPD points include: PEB (5 PDUs) and SPM (4 CPDs)
For more details, http://www.iianatcon2015.com/index.php
The National Convention is an annual congregation of Architects organized by The Indian Institute of Architects. IIA NATCON 2015 is being hosted by IIA West Bengal CHAPTER on behalf of the National body to bring together the professionals to discuss and deliberate the various facets of Architectural development, practice and education and the future vision.
The Convention is being organized on the 18th & 19th of December 2015.
THEME: PEOPLE AND THEIR SPACES
A City’s character is defined by its people and their spaces.
Before the dawn of civilization, there were no “people”, only individuals. Individuals who used and enjoyed spaces created by nature; caves for shelter, rivers for bathing, moonlights for gazing and seas to contemplate. With time, community-living and society-living evolved and the need for different kinds of spaces – built and unbuilt came about. And hence the need for an architect to shape these spaces and define the experiences of the people using them arose.
Spaces and buildings that create them could be of different types. Of which, public spaces are the building blocks that visually impact urban society. They provide the ultimate challenge to the architects as they are prone to be critically appraised by the best critics of our society—the public at large. Starting from Hadrian’s Villa to the Roman Forum, from Nalanda to Fatepur Sikri, public buildings with their plazas and squares have defined aspirations of the civil societies. Through the ages, at different points, political, religious and commercial powers have dreamt big and their architects have toiled hard to give shape to their dreams. But these were also dreams which brought people together and formed strong foundations for cohesive societies and gave expression to their intellectual or creative thoughts. The transformation of how public spaces and buildings are perceived and conceived today can be sensed through the newer creations around us.
Complementing the spaces and buildings that are shared property, there are those that are designed for specific purposes or for a specific target group. Living, communication, transport, games, shopping, working, entertainment are some on an endless list of activities that require the architect’s expertise.
Architects are gifted with the opportunity to decide what people see and experience. A space designed by an architect has the potential not just to draw people but also embrace them over time and generations.
The theme People and their Spaces aims at exploring how spaces are shaped by people and people shaped by spaces. And what better venue can you think of other than Kolkata, the home of the “argumentative Indian”? We at the IIA, West Bengal Chapter are proud to host National Convention on People and their Spaces in December 2015.
Friends, do join us for this convention and enjoy the People and the spaces of Kolkata.