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2. NEW! THE “NEW” 2017 ICC RULES OF ARBITRATION – A Year On (25 September 2018, 4:45pm – 6:00pm, 1 Marina Boulevard, NTUC Centre, Level 9 Room 903, Singapore 018989)

About this Seminar:

It has now been about a year since the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) launched its 2017 Rules of Arbitration (ICC Rules 2017) to introduce the new Expedited Procedure and other changes to streamline proceedings and increase transparency.

How has the take-up been for the “new” expedited procedure? What are some practical pointers or challenges faced in implementation? What does this mean for the arbitrators?

This 1-hour presentation seeks to:
  1. Recap the key changes that were made in ICC Rules 2017, and what the response has been in the past year since its launch;
  2. Discuss practical points of how the new processes has been implemented in practice and some key points to look out for; and
  3. Discuss the key differences for an arbitrator when appointed for an arbitration with an Expedited Procedure.
Seminar Programme:
4.00 – 4.45pm Registrations and Standing Buffet Reception 
4.45 – 4.50pm
Opening Remarks by Chairperson
Mr. Dinesh Dhillon – Partner, Allen & Gledhill LLP; President, SIArb
4.50 – 5.50pm
The “New” 2017 ICC Rules of Arbitration – A Year On
5.50 – 6.00pm Q&A Session 
6:00pm SIArb Annual General Meeting (AGM) 2018
The talk will be followed by the SIArb AGM. SIArb members in the audience are invited to stay for the AGM and join us for free flow of wines, beers, soft drinks and food after the AGM!
About the Speakers:

Ms. Hazel Tang is the Counsel in charge of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) International Court of Arbitration case management team in Singapore.
Before that, Hazel was the centre director of the Singapore International Mediation Centre, and an accredited mediator in Singapore and Shanghai. Hazel was also a partner with a leading Singapore law firm with a regional presence and was based in China for a period. Hazel’s experience covers a wide range of contentious and non-contentious work in the construction and infrastructure industry, and she has effectively represented clients in international arbitration, litigation, adjudication and mediation proceedings. She is proficient in English, and Mandarin.

About the Chairperson:

Mr. Dinesh Dhillon practises international arbitration and litigation. He has acted as lead counsel in international arbitration for global multinational corporations in the telecommunications, airline, hotel, commodities, construction, manufacturing and projects industries. Apart from corporates, he has also represented sovereign states in international arbitration cases. He has represented clients in landmark cases before the Singapore courts relating to jurisdiction of arbitral tribunals, challenges to arbitration awards and attempts to resist enforcement of foreign arbitration awards. Dinesh has represented multinational companies in cases before the Singapore High Court and Court of Appeal relating to banking, corporate, employment, entertainment, insurance, property and shareholder disputes. He has also acted for statutory boards in judicial review cases.
Dinesh was called to the Singapore Bar in 1995. In 2004, he obtained the Graduate Certificate in International Arbitration from the National University of Singapore. He is recommended for his expertise in international arbitration and commercial litigation in leading publications, such as Chambers Global and The Legal 500 Asia Pacific where he has been described as “outstanding”, a “well respected litigator” and “strong on strategy and case management”.
He is a Fellow and President of The Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, Co-Chair of the International Bar Association’s Asia Pacific Arbitration Group, Honorary Treasurer of the Law Society of Singapore and Honorary Treasurer of the Pro Bono Services Office.

Accreditation:

Public CPD Points: 1.5 (TBC) 
Practice Area: Alternative Dispute Resolution
Training Level: General
For more details and to secure your place, please REGISTER ONLINE via our website by 4 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 secretariat@siarb.org.sg or fax to +65-6225 9426 before the closing date 18 September 2018.



4. Fellowship Assessment Course 2017 (FAC) (18, 19, 26, 27 & 29 October 2018, 8:30am – 5:30pm, M Hotel, 81 Anson Road, Singapore 079908)

The Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb) is pleased to announce that the Fellowship Assessment Course 2018 is now open for registration.

SYNOPSIS OF THE COURSE

The Fellowship Assessment Course (FAC) is a programme which consists of Modules 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 and an Award Writing Examination.

Module 1 (18 & 19 October 2018) covers topics relating to the Laws of Contract, Tort and Evidence. Candidates who have obtained a degree in law from a university or other tertiary institution recognized by the SIArb (or such other legal qualifications as the SIArb may in its absolute discretion accept) are exempted from Module 1. All other candidates are required to attend Module 1 and pass the Written Assessment for that module before being eligible to proceed to the remaining modules and to take the Award Writing Examination.

Modules 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 (26 & 27 October 2018) cover topics such as the arbitration agreement, institutional and ad hoc arbitrations, appointment of arbitral tribunal, role and duties of the tribunal, law and rules governing the arbitration, arbitration procedure, conduct of arbitration hearings, drafting of directions, and drafting of the Award.

The Award Writing Examination (29 October 2018) is an open-book examination and will assess candidates on their knowledge of the topics covered in Modules 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6, as well as their ability to write an Arbitral Award.

COMPLETION OF THE COURSE

To complete the FAC successfully, a candidate must (a) achieve 100% attendance of each of Modules 1 (unless exempted from that module as aforesaid), 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6; and (b) pass the Award Writing Examination.
A candidate who has successfully completed the FAC and who has attained the age of 35 years may, subject to satisfying other relevant criteria, apply for admission as a Fellow of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators.

Accrediation

For more details and to secure your place, please REGISTER ONLINE via our website by 4 October 2018 

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 secretariat@siarb.org.sg or fax to +65-6225 9426 before the closing date 4 October 2018.


7. NEW! Singapore Arbitrators – How Can They Remain Relevant In A Changing Regional Services Market (22 November 2018, 5:00pm – 7:15pm, Orchid Ballroom, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, #04-85, The Central (Clarke Quay), Singapore 059817)

About this Seminar:

Based on his broad regional and global engagement across legal practice, academia and representative and regional roles, Professor McCormick will share personal reflections on the market place dynamics which may govern success or failure for arbitration service providers in the region.

He will also provide insights into the potential impact of the Singapore Convention on Mediation in this context.

Seminar Programme:
5.00 – 5.30pm Registrations and Standing Buffet Reception 
5.30 – 5.45pm
Opening Remarks by Chairperson
Mr. Francis Goh – Partner, Eversheds Harry Elias LLP; Council Member, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators
5.45 – 7.00pm
Singapore Arbitrators – How can they remain relevant in a changing regional services market?
Professor Khory McCormick- Legal Consultant (Strategic), Mediator and Arbitrator, Bartley Cohen Litigation Lawyers
7.00 – 7.15pm Q&A Session 
7.15 – 8.15pm Networking Drinks
About the Speakers:

After almost four decades of practice at the top end of the commercial, private and public sector markets, Khory’s opinion is widely sought by a broad spectrum of industry sectors. He holds a number of institutional and public positions including Deputy Chair of SIDRA. Khory is professor of Strategic Law at Griffith University holding a Doctorate of the University. As Australia’s representative in UNCITRAL Working Group II: Dispute Resolution, Khory worked on the Singapore Convention on Mediation and associated Model Law. For a period of time the only Australian practitioner listed in both Chambers Asia Arbitration (Australia) and the International Who’s’ Who of International Commercial Mediators. Khory is in tune with global and regional disputes resolution education, design and service delivery from all stakeholder perspectives. He is peer ranked as a ‘go to’ adviser and thought leader in terms of the future of dispute resolution.

About the Chairperson:

Mr. Francis Goh is an equity partner of Eversheds Harry Elias LLP. He is the head of the firm’s International Arbitration Practice and he also leads the firm’s Private Client practice. He graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1990 and has since been in active legal practice for 25 years. Francis is a fellow of the SIArb and currently serves on the SIArb Council. Francis is also a Principal Mediator with the Singapore Mediation Centre. His background in litigation and commercial disputes resolution gives Francis a distinct advantage in negotiations, advising on commercial contracts and corporate governance. Francis is well placed to guide companies and business owners to manage their risk, processes as well as business succession issues.

Accreditation:

Public CPD Points: 1.5 (TBC) 
Practice Area: Alternative Dispute Resolution
Training Level: General
For more details and to secure your place, please REGISTER ONLINE via our website by 21 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 secretariat@siarb.org.sg or fax to +65-6225 9426 before the closing date 15 November 2018.