1 September 2015
Singapore International Arbitration Centre Announces The Appointment of New Head (South Asia)
The Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) is pleased to announce that Mr. Pranav Mago has been appointed to the position of Head (South Asia) of SIAC with effect from 17 August 2015. Pranav has succeeded Ms. Scheherazade Dubash who left SIAC to pursue other career opportunities.
As Head (South Asia), Pranav will lead SIAC’s first overseas liaison office which was established in Mumbai, India in 2013. SIAC established its India office with a view to engaging with the legal and business communities in India and the South Asia region. “I am very excited about this role at SIAC and look forward to working closely with the team. India is a key market for SIAC, as it has consistently been one of the top contributors to SIAC’s international caseload. The rapid rise in popularity of international commercial arbitration amongst Indian parties as an efficient and cost-effective means of resolving international commercial disputes and the introduction of the proposed reforms to the Indian arbitration legislation will bring about further changes to the current landscape of international arbitration in India. It is important that we continue to promote to existing and potential users in India, the advantages of referring their disputes to administration by a leading arbitral institution such as SIAC." said Pranav.
Pranav graduated from Amity Law School, Delhi in 2010 and worked with the international arbitration and dispute resolution team of a UK magic circle firm in Singapore, prior to joining SIAC.
In 2014, SIAC received 222 new cases and the total sum in dispute amounted to S$5.04 billion. SIAC has overseas liaison offices in Mumbai, India and Seoul, South Korea.