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.
Tel: +65 6221 8833
Email: [email protected]
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.
ICC SICAS is the world-leading provider of dispute resolution services and the world’s largest business organization, enabling businesses to secure peace prosperity and opportunity for all.
Tel: +65 6971 1000
Email: [email protected]
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.
Tel: +65 6225 9081
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.
Tel: +65 6227 2879
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.
Tel: +65 6805 9455
INSOL International is a world-wide federation of national associations of accountants and lawyers who specialise in turnaround and insolvency.
The Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) is an inter-governmental organization with over one hundred member states.
Established in 1899 to facilitate arbitration and provide a variety of dispute resolution services to the international community.
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 and the SCMA 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 the 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.
Tel: +65 6324 0552
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.
Tel: +65 6635 2460
Fax: +65 6635 2461
Email: [email protected]
Established in 1997, the Singapore Mediation Centre (SMC) pioneered the use of mediation as the mainstream mechanism for dispute resolution, as well as training in negotiation and conflict management. Today, SMC offers a suite of alternative dispute resolution services which brings clarity and objectivity to complex situations. These services include mediation, neutral evaluation and domain name dispute resolution. Through our panel of professional mediators with legal and industry expertise, SMC is well-placed to manage difficult negotiations and unlock standstills for businesses by providing cost-effective and timely solutions. At SMC, our vision is to help all businesses fully appreciate the value of mediation as a strategic risk-management tool that they can count on in commercial dealings.
Tel: +65 6513 0301
Fax: +65 6513 9561
The Law Society of Singapore was established in 1967 as the self-governing body to represent and regulate the legal profession in Singapore.
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.
Tel: +65 6225 2129
A leading commercial set of chambers, the barristers of Twenty Essex offer outstanding legal minds combined with a modern and commercial disputes experience.
Tel: +65 6225 7230
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.
Tel: +65 6320 9272
Aarna ADR provides arbitrator and mediator services. It’s members accept appointments in proceedings seated in Singapore or overseas.
Aequitas Dispute Resolution Practice (est. 2008) provides international expertise and expert capability in legal representation that is bespoke to the specific requirements of the dispute.
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.
Tel: +65 6222 9270
Bae, Kim & Lee LLC is a premier law firm in Korea with over 600 professionals, providing market-leading legal services in every practice area.
International commercial dispute resolution services, including acting as arbitrator or mediator.
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).
Tel: +65 6323 9863
We are a Netherlands headquartered law firm with a global reach. Our firm covers a wide range of practice areas, comprehensively covering the needs of a client with significant international operations.
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.
Tel: +65 6408 3353, +32 2290 3900
International and Domestic Arbitration and Mediation Services
Tel: (65) 6435 0182
Captain Julian Brown is a maritime arbitrator practicing in London and Singapore specialising in maritime, charter parties, shipbuilding and offshore.
JPB Arbitration Chambers provides arbitration and mediation services. The Principal is Dato Jude P Benny, a Barrister and an Advocate & Solicitor.
Kenneth Tan Partnership is a niche dispute resolution firm with extensive experience in negotiation, mediation, litigation, and arbitration.
Tel: (65) 6337 5822
Maxwell 42 – International Arbitration Chambers Singapore – is a preeminent chamber group of barristers, counsel, and arbitrators who specialise in international arbitrations.
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.
Tel: +65 6634 1363 , +44 (0)20 7583 2000 (London)
Fax: +65 6634 1370, +44 (0)20 7583 0118 (London)
Opus 2 provides game-changing, cloud-based legal technology and services to connect people, case information, analysis and data throughout the lifecycle of a dispute. Our secure platform, tailor-made for lawyers, provides a connected and flexible way of working for case teams and their clients. Combined with our best-in-class services, we also deliver electronic hearings worldwide.
Singapore has been the home of our Asia-Pacific operations for nearly five years and we are proud to hold the appointment as the official provider for Realtime Transcription to the Attorney-General’s Chambers. Our Singapore office is situated within the new Maxwell Chambers Suites making us ideally located to support your proceedings most effectively.
Our team in Singapore would be delighted to support you with all your transcription, electronic evidence presentation and electronic hearings needs at Maxwell Chambers. Contact us for more information, demo or a quote.
Tel: +65 3158 5095
Arbitrator, Mediator and Counsel
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.
Tel: +65 6538 1277
Mannheimer Swartling is the leading law firm in Scandinavia with a global reach. The Singapore office acts as counsel in international commercial and investment arbitration.
Tel: +65 8645 6163
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