SIArb Commercial Arbitration Symposium 2018

SIArb Commercial Arbitration Symposium 2018 (15 November 2018, 11:30am – 8:00pm, Orchid Ballroom, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, #04-85, The Central (Clarke Quay), Singapore 059817)

Symposium Format

2018 marks the tenth time that SIArb’s Arbitration Bar Committee has convened the Commercial Arbitration Symposium. Always popular, the Symposium provides a distinctive and interactive forum for participants to discuss current issues and developments in the field of commercial arbitration.

The Symposium features no set speakers or speeches. The success of the Symposium is based on the free-flowing discussion of current issues, suggested by delegates. Delegates whose topics are chosen will be invited to introduce their questions or topics, which will then be followed by an open discussion under the moderation of the experienced co-chairs.

Each delegate is therefore invited to contribute upon registering at least 3 questions or topics for discussion. There is no limit to the number of topics that each delegate may contribute, and additional questions may be emailed to The topics will be grouped into themes and allocated to one of the three working sessions, but the titles of the sessions are not prescriptive; participants are encouraged to present questions on any matter relevant to the practice of commercial arbitration.

We return again to the Old Parliament House, with the working sessions of the Symposium held in the atmospheric surroundings of the former parliamentary debating chamber. To maintain the efficiency of the format, there are limited places available, so please register your interest early to save a seat.


11.30am – 12.30pm Registrations & Networking Lunch
12.30-12.35pm  Opening Remarks by President of Singapore Institute of Arbitrators
 Session 1: 
 Arbitration – Institutions, Trends, New Rules, Practice & Procedure
  • Ms. Chiann Bao Asia Pacific Counsel, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP (Hong Kong)
  • Ms. Sue-Hyun Lim Secretary-General, KCAB International
2.00-2.30pm   Coffee Break
  Session 2: 
  Tribunal – Jurisdiction, Powers, Duties, Arbitral Innovation
       • Ms. Loretta Malintoppi Arbitrator, 39 Essex Chambers

• Ms. Sapna Jhangiani Partner, Clyde & Co Clasis Singapore Pte Ltd

4.00pm – 4.30pm   Coffee Break
4.30pm – 6.00pm
  Session 3: 
  Courts – Role of Courts, Support, Annulment, Enforcement, International Courts & Laws
      •The Honourable Justice Belinda Ang Supreme Court of Singapore
      • Ms. Judith Gill QC Arbitrator, 20 Essex Street Chambers
6.00pm – 8.00pm   Cocktail Reception


Public CPD Points: 4.5 (TBC) 
Practice Area: Alternative Dispute Resolution
Training Level: General
For more details and to secure your place, please REGISTER ONLINE via our website by 30 September 2018 to be entitled the Early Bird Rate!
For your convenience, you may now pay online using any credit card!

Alternatively, simply download and return the attached registration form and e-mail to or fax to +65-6225 9426 before the closing date 11 November 2018.

SIArb is an Accredited Institution under the SILE CPD scheme.

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