SIAC (2013)—commencing arbitration [Archived]
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The following Arbitration practice note produced in partnership with 39 Essex Chambers provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • SIAC (2013)—commencing arbitration [Archived]
  • Prior to commencing an arbitration
  • Notice of Arbitration
  • Content of Notice
  • Date of commencement of arbitration and service of the Notice
  • Filing fee
  • After the Notice has been served—the Response
  • Directions and Statements of Claim

SIAC (2013)—commencing arbitration [Archived]

ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.

This Practice Note considers how to commence an arbitration under the Arbitration Rules of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) (5th edition) 2013 (2013 SIAC Rules).

The 2013 SIAC Rules apply to arbitrations commenced on or after 1 April 2013, unless the parties have agreed otherwise.

For guidance on the 2016 SIAC Rules, which apply to SIAC arbitrations commenced on or after 1 August 2016 (unless the parties agree otherwise), see: SIAC arbitration—overview.

Prior to commencing an arbitration

Prior to commencing an arbitration, a dispute must have arisen that is capable of being referred to arbitration.

You should consider whether there are any jurisdictional issues that could affect your ability to refer the dispute to arbitration or secure an enforceable award from the tribunal, prior to commencing the arbitration. This will allow you to anticipate any arguments that the respondent might raise and to avoid wasted time and cost in due course if the respondent raises a jurisdictional challenge that you have not considered. This means that you should carefully consider the terms of the contract with the proposed respondent or other relevant instrument and any separate arbitration agreement.

You should be aware of the following matters, in particular:

  1. ensure that the contract or other relevant instrument provides for arbitration (as opposed to, for example, litigation) as

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