SIAC (2016)—starting an arbitration
Produced in partnership with Mr Alvin Yeo, Senior Counsel, Chairman & Senior Partner of Wong Partnership LLP, Singapore

The following Arbitration practice 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)—starting an arbitration
  • Prior to commencing an arbitration
  • Notice of Arbitration
  • Content of the Notice
  • Date of commencement of the arbitration and service of the Notice
  • Service on the Registrar and extensions of time
  • Filing fee
  • SIAC expedited procedure
  • Expedited Procedure overrides any agreement to the contrary
  • After the Notice has been served—the Response
  • More...

SIAC (2016)—starting an arbitration

CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19): Many arbitral organisations have responded to the coronavirus pandemic with practical guidance and/or changes to their usual procedures and ways of working. For information on how this content and relevant arbitration proceedings may be impacted, see Practice Note: Arbitral organisations and coronavirus (COVID-19)—practical impact. For additional information, see: Coronavirus (COVID-19) and arbitration—overview.

This Practice Note considers how to commence an arbitration 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.

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

Prior to commencing an arbitration

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

At the outset, it is important to consider whether there is an arbitration agreement, and whether there is a ‘dispute’ which may be referred to arbitration. Any additional potential jurisdictional issues which might be raised by a respondent should also be considered.

The following issues need to be considered prior to commencing any arbitration (among other matter):

  1. whether there is an arbitration agreement between the parties. The arbitration agreement may or may not be a part of the underlying contract under

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