SIAC (2013)—responding to a notice of arbitration [Archived]
Produced in partnership with Thirty Nine Essex Street
SIAC (2013)—responding to a notice of arbitration [Archived]

The following Arbitration guidance note Produced in partnership with Thirty Nine Essex Street provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • SIAC (2013)—responding to a notice of arbitration [Archived]
  • Response to the Notice of Arbitration
  • Calculating the 14 day period
  • Practical considerations on receipt of the notice of arbitration
  • Contents of the Response
  • Statement of Defence and counterclaim
  • Objection to jurisdiction
  • Fee for filing counterclaim

ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained.

This Practice Note considers arbitration pursuant to the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) Arbitration Rules (fifth edition) 2013 (2013 SIAC Rules). The 2013 SIAC Rules apply to arbitrations commenced on or after 1 April 2013, unless the parties agree 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.

A SIAC arbitration is commenced by the claimant producing and sending to the respondent a Notice of Arbitration (the Notice) in accordance with the SIAC Rules. This Practice Note covers the steps a respondent is required to take under the 2013 Rules following receipt of the Notice of Arbitration.

Response to the Notice of Arbitration

The first document that the respondent is required to produce is a Response to the Notice of Arbitration. The Response must be produced within 14 days of receipt of the Notice.

Calculating the 14 day period

Rrule 2 contains detailed provisions for the calculation of time periods for the production of notices, communications and proposals.

In the context of the Notice of Arbitration, the Notice is deemed to have been received on the day that it is delivered in accordance with one of the methods prescribed by rule 2.