SIAC Investment Arbitration Rules (2017)—an overview
Produced in partnership with Dharshini Prasad of WilmerHale and Jonathan Lim of WilmerHale
SIAC Investment Arbitration Rules (2017)—an overview

The following Arbitration practice note produced in partnership with Dharshini Prasad of WilmerHale and Jonathan Lim of WilmerHale provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • SIAC Investment Arbitration Rules (2017)—an overview
  • An introduction to the SIAC Investment Arbitration Rules (2017)
  • Scope of application
  • Structure of the SIAC IA Rules
  • Procedural steps of an arbitration under the SIAC IA Rules
  • Notice of Arbitration, Response and other preliminary matters
  • Tribunal constitution
  • Conduct of proceedings
  • Award
  • Specific features of the SIAC IA Rules
  • More...

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An introduction to the SIAC Investment Arbitration Rules (2017)

On 1 January 2017, the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) Investment Arbitration Rules (SIAC IA Rules) entered into force, applying by agreement to investment arbitrations commenced on or after that date.

While the SIAC IA Rules are specially designed for use in investment disputes involving states, state-controlled entities or intergovernmental organisations, they adopt features of SIAC rules for international commercial arbitration to simplify and streamline the investment arbitration process. The rules aim to address a number of concerns raised by users of investment arbitration, including perceptions that proceedings take too long, or that the arbitration process lacks transparency. The SIAC IA Rules also include a number of innovative provisions that address topical issues such as third-party funding and emergency interim relief.

The SIAC IA Rules are the product of an extensive public consultation process that began on 1 February 2016, when SIAC released a draft version of the SIAC IA Rules for comment—see News Analysis: Draft SIAC Investment Arbitration Rules 2016—an overview. SIAC received and

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