The Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) was established in July 1991 as a not for profit non-governmental organisation to meet the demands of the international business community for a neutral, efficient and reliable dispute resolution institution in Asia. The SIAC is committed to complete neutrality and independence in its role as an international arbitral institution.
Integrity, fair rules and procedures, efficiency and competence are key to SIAC´s success.
SIAC´s case management functions are overseen by a Court of Arbitration that comprises luminaries in the international arbitration arena. SIAC´s corporate management and other functions are overseen by a Board of Directors comprising of senior members of the legal and business communities.
With an international case management team hailing from different jurisdictions including Belgium, Canada, China, India, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and the UK who have specialised experience and knowledge of the region, SIAC is devoted to serving all its users with a complete understanding of their needs.
As an institution administering arbitrations, SIAC is committed to complete impartiality and transparency in all that it does for parties. Broadly, it helps parties in appointment of arbitrators when they cannot agree on an appointment; management of the financial and other practical aspects of arbitration; and facilitation of the smooth progress of arbitration.
SIAC carries out these responsibilities according to its published rules of arbitration and guidelines as contained in practice notes published from time to time. SIAC seeks to promote the highest standard of conduct and delivery in all arbitrations conducted under its auspices.
The SIAC has an international panel of over 380 independent arbitrators with a spread of expertise, depth of knowledge and experience from over 32 different jurisdictions. 204 of those experts are based in the Asian region.
The SIAC has a proven track record in enforcement of awards. SIAC Awards have been enforced by courts in Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, the UK, USA and Vietnam amongst other New York Convention countries.
The SIAC received a record new case load of 235 cases in 2012 up by 25% from the new case filings in 2011 and currently handles an active caseload of over 550 cases.
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