SIAC (2016)—responding to a Notice of Arbitration
Produced in partnership with Mr Alvin Yeo, Senior Counsel, Chairman & Senior Partner of Wong Partnership LLP, Singapore
SIAC (2016)—responding to a Notice of Arbitration

The following Arbitration guidance note Produced in partnership with Mr Alvin Yeo, Senior Counsel, Chairman & Senior Partner of Wong Partnership LLP, Singapore provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • SIAC (2016)—responding to a Notice of Arbitration
  • Response to the Notice
  • Calculating the 14-day period for filing the Response
  • Practical considerations on receipt of the Notice
  • Contents of the Response
  • Statement of defence and any counterclaim
  • Objections to jurisdiction
  • Fee for filing a counterclaim

This Practice Note considers the steps to be taken by a respondent, on receipt of a notice of arbitration from the claimant, under the Arbitration Rules of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) (6th edition) 2016 (2016 SIAC Rules).

The 2016 SIAC Rules apply to arbitrations commenced on or after 1 August 2016, unless the parties have agreed otherwise.

For guidance on the 2013 SIAC Rules, see: SIAC arbitration—overview.

An arbitration under the SIAC Rules is commenced by the claimant sending to the respondent, a Notice of Arbitration (the Notice) in accordance with the 2016 SIAC Rules. For more information on commencing arbitration proceedings under 2016 SIAC Rules, see Practice Note: SIAC (2016)—starting an arbitration.

Note: Singapore judgments referred to in this Practice Note are not reported by LexisNexis® UK.

Response to the Notice

The first document that the respondent is required to file, after receipt of the Notice, is a Response to the Notice of Arbitration (the Response). The Response must be filed within 14 days of receipt of the Notice (2016 SIAC Rules, r 4.1).

Calculating the 14-day period for filing the Response

Rule 2 contains detailed provisions for the calculation of time periods under 2016 SIAC Rules, see Practice Note: SIAC (2016)—starting an arbitration.

The Notice is deemed to have been received on the day that it is delivered in accordance