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KingAndWoodMallesons King & Wood Mallesons (KWM) is a leading law firm rooted in China, with exceptional legal expertise and depth of knowledge in this key market. The firm provides legal solutions to Multinational and Chinese clients across a broad range of cross-border and domestic transactions. KWM is also a global law firm, uniquely headquartered in Asia, and with significant scale and strength of legal resources in the world’s most dynamic economies. Our global mission is to connect Asia to the world and the world to Asia.

In China, the firm has over 230 partners and 1200 lawyers with offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong as well as in another 10 key commercial centres. Globally the firm has 2,700 lawyers in 31 international offices spanning China, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia, Europe and the US. The King & Wood Mallesons platform combines unique market insights about doing business in and through Asia with scale. We aim to leverage our local and global resources to ensure that wherever our clients are doing business, we deliver the same high quality, commercial and innovative legal service.

We provide comprehensive, one-stop-shop legal services to meet the diverse needs of our clients in China, as well as in Asia and internationally.

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RajahAndTannAsia Rajah & Tann Singapore is one of the largest full-service law firms in Singapore and South East Asia. Over the years, the firm has been at the leading edge of Asian law, having worked on many of the biggest and highest profile cases in the region. The firm has a vast pool of talented and well regarded lawyers dedicated to delivering the very highest standards of service across all the firm’s practice areas.

In the last few years, the firm has formed or signed strategic alliances with leading local firms across South East Asia and this led to the launch in 2014 of Rajah & Tann Asia, a network of more than 500 lawyers. Through Rajah & Tann Asia, the firm has the reach and the resources to deliver excellent service to clients in the region including China, Lao PDR, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia and Myanmar. The firm's geographical reach also includes Singapore based regional desks focusing on Japan and South Asia. Further, as the Singapore member firm of the Lex Mundi Network, the firm is able to offer its clients access to excellent legal support in more than 100 countries around the globe.

More information at: http://www.rajahtannasia.com/

WongPartnership WongPartnership is a market leader in Singapore known for the provision of high quality legal services which extend beyond the shores of Singapore, with a particular focus on the Asia Pacific region. WongPartnership has over 280 lawyers, with offices in Singapore, Abu Dhabi, Beijing, Shanghai and Yangon, and in Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur through partner firms.

The firm prides itself on its twin strengths in transactional work and dispute resolution, and is recognised as a legal powerhouse involved in landmark mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions, as well as complex and high-value litigation and international commercial and investment arbitration matters. 37 of the firm’s partners are ranked in the major legal directories, including 11 who are among the top practitioners in their respective fields for the past 5 years.

With more than 120 lawyers including four Senior Counsel, our Litigation & Dispute Resolution Group handles the full spectrum of disputes across various industry sectors, including banking, financial, commercial, construction, energy, international sales, investment, medical, telecommunications and trade. Our clients include multinational corporations, governments and high-profile business leaders and individuals from all over the world. Our international reputation in dispute resolution has seen us listed by Global Arbitration Review for the fifth consecutive year as one of the top arbitration firms in the world.

More information at: http://www.wongpartnership.com

ZhongLunLawFirm Founded in 1993, Zhong Lun is a leading full-service PRC law firm. With over 200 partners and 900 professionals strategically located in mainland China’s key corporate and financial centers, as well as in Hong Kong, Tokyo, London and New York, we are capable of providing our clients with high-quality legal services across a wide range of fields by virtue of our specialist experts and close teamwork.

We are consistently chosen as a legal services partner by clients who require comprehensive services in an increasingly complex legal environment. We rank among the top firms in the practice areas of dispute resolution, real estate and construction, banking and finance, capital market, structured financing and securitization, M&A, foreign direct investment, international trade and WTO, private equity and venture capital, technology, media and telecommunications (TMT), bankruptcy and corporate reorganization, energy and natural resources, as well as intellectual property. Our reputation for excellence is well acknowledged by the international legal directories such as the Chambers Asia-Pacific, Asian Legal Business and Legal 500. Zhong Lun received the award of “PRC Law Firm of the Year” for 2014 by Chambers Asia-Pacific in recognition of its overall performance, which is the second time in four years that Zhong Lun has received this award.

More information at: http://www.zhonglun.com

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SchellenbergWittmer Schellenberg Wittmer is one of the leading Swiss business law firms with offices in Zurich, Geneva and Singapore. Our lawyers provide comprehensive legal services to domestic and international clients in all aspects of Swiss business law and international arbitration.

Schellenberg Wittmer’s International Arbitration Group is composed of leading specialists with necessary experience and expertise to provide representation at the highest level in a broad range of complex cases.

Drawing on an outstanding combination of skills and resources, we are committed to providing our clients with creative and result-oriented advocacy in international arbitration, from critical pre-arbitration injunctions to effective enforcement strategies.

Schellenberg Wittmer was named Swiss Law Firm of the Year 2014 by Chambers and our International Arbitration Group is ranked first-tier in both Chambers and Legal 500. Many of our team’s specialists are recognized individually in these publications, as well as in Who’s Who Legal.

More information at: http://www.swlegal.ch

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CliffordChance Clifford Chance is one of the world's pre-eminent law firms, with significant depth and range of resources across its network of 36 offices in 26 countries. We have long been regarded as one of the premier international law firms in Singapore, with a leading regional practice. The Singapore office was established in 1981 to service the South East Asia region and the Indian subcontinent.

A huge proportion of our work is for international clients or is cross-border in nature. Our domestic clients also turn to us as trusted advisor for their ‘go global’ strategy because they feel reassured that they can count on us when navigating the risks and regulations of a new and unknown jurisdiction.

In 2008, the Singapore Government awarded one of only six new Qualifying Foreign Law Practice (QFLP) licences to Clifford Chance, as part of its plans to liberalise the legal sector. The QFLP licence allows the firm to advise on Singapore law in permitted areas. This licence allows us to practice and advise on a wide range of international and Singapore law in permitted practice areas.

In 2012, we, together with Singapore litigation boutique, Cavenagh Law LLP, established a Formal Law Alliance (FLA). The FLA allows the two firms to provide the broadest range of Singapore and international law services from one platform, with Singapore litigation representation provided through Cavenagh Law LLP.

In 2014, we have established an association with Linda Widyati and Partners, an Indonesia law firm with a strong track record of working on some of the most innovative and complex deals in Indonesia and across the region. This, together with our strong connections with local law firms in the jurisdictions where we do not have an office, make us the perfect one-stop shop to partner with in South East Asia.

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DLAPiper DLA Piper is a global business law firm, with more than 4,200 lawyers in more than 30 countries throughout the Americas, Asia Pacific, Europe and the Middle East. It regularly assists corporations their legal and commercial needs throughout the world. DLA's worldwide team of over 1,400 disputes and regulatory lawyers is the largest dedicated disputes practice of any international law firm, and includes hundreds of specialist international arbitration lawyers, situated in the world's leading international arbitration seats. We represent clients in some of the highest value arbitrations globally, in all industry sectors, and have been recognised for many years by GAR 30.

More information at: http://www.dlapiper.com

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JonesDay Jones Day is a global law firm with 41 offices in major centres of business and finance throughout the world. Its unique governance system fosters an unparalleled level of integration and contributes to its perennial ranking as among the best in the world in client service. Jones Day provides significant legal representation for almost half of the Fortune 500, Fortune Global 500, and FT Global 500. Opened in 2001, Jones Day’s Singapore office acts as an ideal base for lawyers to provide advice and assistance to clients throughout Asia.

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WoltersKluwer Wolters Kluwer delivers expert content and solutions in the areas of law, corporate compliance, health compliance, reimbursement, and legal education. Its practical legal and regulatory solutions help customers successfully navigate the demands of a dynamic and changing environment to drive their daily activities, create effective workflows and inspire confident outcomes.

Supporting the global needs of legal practitioners, corporate counsel and business executives around the world, its Kluwer Law International line of products and solutions offers comprehensive international English-language legal information from renowned authors. Crossing boundaries and jurisdictions, it provides the knowledge, insight and tools that enable professionals to navigate the increasingly global aspect of law. In addition to essential online resources, its many practice area blogs have become leading discussion forums, boasting contributions from distinguished experts in their respective fields that are encouraging dialog and fostering collaborative thought that is driving the future of the profession.

For legal practitioners, corporate counsel and business executives, our Arbitration, Antitrust, IP and International portfolios deliver authoritative guidance on all the major areas of interest.

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FreshfieldsBruckhausDeringer Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer advises global businesses on their most critical matters, wherever in the world they arise. In the past three years we’ve helped our clients do business in more than 150 countries, and in the past five years have advised on cross-border deals worth a combined $890bn, more than any other firm.

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img-acc_singapore The ACC Singapore Chapter serves more than 150 in-house lawyers who represent more than 70 organizations through networking, knowledge sharing and continuing legal education on behalf of the in-house profession. Established in July 2013, the Singapore Chapter provides a local network for Association of Corporate Counsel members in the region, expanding the reach of ACC's 35,000 members around the world. Program topics for future seminars and roundtables will cover insurance provisions in multi-country contracts, compliance issues, corporate investigations, litigation management, and managing legal teams.

For more information on ACC activities in Singapore, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

More information can be found on www.acc.com/chapters/singapore


img-afia AFIA provides practitioners, especially younger members, with a forum to discuss issues and developments in international arbitration, with a particular focus on Asia-Pacific. AFIA has over 600 members worldwide.

Since its inauguration in 2004, AFIA has held regular symposia in Asia-Pacific, where attendees participate in informal discussions and can ask questions and share knowledge based on their international arbitration experience. The discussions are led by an experienced panel and are based on topics suggested by members and circulated to attendees prior to the symposium. The topics range from current legal developments both in the region and further abroad, to practical hints on the conduct of international arbitration. We welcome attendees from all professional backgrounds, irrespective of their level of expertise or experience in the area of international arbitration.

AFIA provides an important opportunity for the forging of professional relationships amongst young practitioners in Asia-Pacific and globally. It also offers opportunities to its members to benefit from AFIA’s developing associations with similar organisations around the world.

Membership of AFIA is free. AFIA members receive notices of upcoming international arbitration events and are the first to be informed of AFIA symposia.

More information can be found on afia.asia


img-ciarb The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) is the world’s leading professional body for promoting the settlement of disputes by arbitration, mediation and other alternative dispute resolution (ADR) methods.

Founded in 1915, CIArb was granted a Royal Charter in 1979. CIArb promotes the use of ADR internationally through 12,500 professionally qualified members in over 120 countries, including Singapore.

The CIArb’s objectives include the global promotion, facilitation and development of all forms of private dispute resolution to maximise the contribution that dispute resolution practitioners make and to give users of ADR confidence in that process.

CIArb seeks to ensure the highest standards of knowledge and practice in alternative dispute resolution through its professional education and training programmes, internationally recognised qualifications, professional guidelines and codes of conduct, together with its wide range of information and other support facilities for its members.

The Institute seeks to support not just arbitrators, mediators and other professional dispute resolvers, but the wide range of people involved in the field, including, professional advisers, lawyers, expert witnesses, as well, of course, as parties involved in disputes.

More information can be found on www.ciarb.org.sg


img-ciarb_ymg The CIArb YMG is designed for all CIArb members aged 40 years and below and looks after the interest of its young members around the world.

The CIArb YMG Malaysia was formed in July 2013 with its objective is to: promote the practice of arbitration to young professionals and students; provide a platform for the exchange ideas on topical issues relating to international commercial arbitration; provide a platform for young professionals and students to learn from experienced practitioners about career development and issues of interest in the field of arbitration; and organise educational programs, receptions and social events with a view to enhance the Group’s network with young professionals and the community.

More information can be found on www.ciarb.org.my/ymg.php


img-cyag The China Young Arbitration Group (CYAG) is a network of young arbitration lawyers, academics and students, launched in 2012 by Clarisse von Wunschheim, Edwina Kwan, Arthur Ma and Huawei Sun.

The mission of CYAG is to help young Chinese practitioners integrate the international arbitration community by getting to know the key players in the field, learn about international standards and common practice, and conduct an inter-cultural dialogue.

CYAG organizes regular events and invites renowned arbitration practitioners and academics to meet with young practitioners to share their experience and insights in the fields of international arbitration and cross-cultural dispute resolution.


img-jaa Japan Associations of Arbitrators (JAA) is an organization established in 2003 aiming at educating and training of arbitrators and mediators as well as study of various topics concerning arbitration, mediation and other alternative dispute resolutions (ADRs). Its members, currently about 350 members, consist of practicing lawyers, legal scholars and other practitioners in the field of arbitration, mediation and other ADRs.

Sharing the knowledge and experience with its members and other organizations, including foreign or international organizations, JAA has been engaging in various activities in order to disseminate and promote domestic and international arbitration, mediation and other ADRs within Japanese society in a global setting.

More information can be found on arbitrators.jp


img-kocia The Korean Council for International Arbitration (KOCIA) was established in 2005 by a representative group of international arbitration practitioners including academics who serve as arbitrators. The prime objective of KOCIA is to promote international arbitration in Korea and improve Korean international arbitration practice to meet global standards. The current Chairman, B.C. Yoon of Kim & Chang, is one of Asia’s leading arbitration practitioners, and the Executive Board is also composed of the heads of the arbitration groups of virtually all of Korea’s large and mid-sized law firms.


img-minlaw The Ministry of Law seeks to advance access to justice and the rule of law in Singapore. Through its formulation and review of domestic policies and legislation, the Ministry of Law ensures the development of a sound and progressive legal framework that benefits both business and community. The Ministry also engages with key international and regional organisations on transnational criminal and civil justice issues, to promote and protect Singapore’s interests in the global arena.

More information can be found on www.mlaw.gov.sg


img-nuslaw NUS Law is Asia’s Global Law School. Widely regarded as the region's leading law school, it sees itself as part of a global conversation about the study and practice of law. In addition to its teaching programme, the faculty is a major source of research on legal issues affecting Singapore, the region and beyond. NUS Law produces the leading publication on Singapore law as well as the Asian Journal of Comparative Law and the Asian Journal of International Law. The Faculty regularly publishes in these and other leading journals, as well as producing their own monographs and engaging with the public through mass media.

More information can be found on law.nus.edu.sg


img-sal The Singapore Academy of Law (the “Academy”) is the promotion and development agency for Singapore’s legal industry, with the vision of making Singapore the legal hub of Asia.

The Academy aims to drive legal excellence through developing thought leadership, world class infrastructure and legal solutions. Its work focusses on building up the intellectual capital of the legal profession by enhancing legal knowledge, raising the international profile of Singapore law, promoting Singapore as a centre for dispute resolution and improving the standards and efficiency of legal practice through continuing professional development and the use of technology.

As a body established by Statute, the Academy also undertakes statutory functions such as stakeholding services, appointment of Senior Counsel, Commissioners for Oaths and Notaries Public.

The Academy is led by a Senate headed by Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon, and comprising the Attorney-General, the Supreme Court Bench and key leaders of the various branches of the legal profession.

More information can be found on www.sal.org.sg


img-scca Singapore Corporate Counsel Association is the national organisation in Singapore that represents the in-house counsel community.

Incorporated as a society in 2002, the SCCA's vision is to:
1. Foster a dynamic community of professional corporate counsel which will give its members the chance to network with other in-house counsel and to share information and resources.
2. Coordinate continuing educational opportunities.
3. Raise the profile of the in-house lawyers' community in Singapore.

SCCA aims to provide a platform to establish views in respect of issues that concern the in-house lawyers’ community and the respective employers, in order to provide a collective voice where representation is needed on behalf of the in-house lawyers’ community. SCCA also organise regular lunchtime seminars and an annual Corporate Counsel Certificate of Management.

More information can be found on www.scca.org.sg


img-seoul-idrc The Seoul International Dispute Resolution Center (Seoul IDRC) is a state-of-the-art, multipurpose hearing center in Northeast Asia. The SIDRC offers the most technologically advanced facilities for arbitration hearing, business meeting, and conferences. Seoul is strategically situated at a major crossroads of global commerce, in one of the most dynamic and well-connected cities in the world, making the SIDRC an ideal venue for resolving international commercial and investment disputes.

More information can be found on sidrc.org/main/main.php


img-siarb The Singapore Institute of Arbitrators is an independent professional body established in 1981. Presently, we have close to 850 members, with three major categories of membership - Associate, Member and Fellow. Many of our members are practising professionals from a wide spectrum of diversified backgrounds Many of them are also directly and indirectly involved in the dispute resolution procedures as Arbitrators, Mediators, Expert Witnesses and Consultants. Our members are also geographically represented throughout the world.

We are a truly neutral professional body with no link or affiliation to any particular industry but bonded together with a common interest in arbitration & other alternative dispute resolution procedures. Our main focus is in the aspect of professional training & development. We organise talks, seminars and training courses for members and the public on a regular basis. Besides being a centre for promoting knowledge of arbitration & other ADRs, we also act as an appointing authority for the appointment of arbitrators upon requests. We also work closely with the Singapore International Arbitration Centre.

More information can be found on www.siarb.org.sg


img-smulaw The School of Law was started in 2007 after a major review of legal education in Singapore concluded that it was timely to have a second law school in Singapore. Organised within a management university and situated in a beautiful city campus, the SMU School of Law offers a comprehensive range of subjects with a natural strength in commercial law. We aim to teach the law in context, and to train graduates capable of thinking across disciplines and borders. Our undergraduate law programme aims to mould students into excellent lawyers who will contribute significantly to society.

More information can be found on law.smu.edu.sg


img-law_society The Law Society of Singapore (the “Law Society”) was established in 1967 by the enactment of the Legal Profession Act. It is the representative body for all lawyers in private practice in Singapore.

The key statutory purposes of the Law Society set out in the Legal Profession Act include representing, protecting and assisting members of the Singapore legal profession; protecting and assisting the public in Singapore in all matters relating to the law; and maintaining and improving the standards of conduct and learning of the Singapore legal profession.

More information can be found on www.lawsociety.org.sg
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SIAC Announces the Official Release of the SIAC Rules 2016

30 June 2016SIAC Announces the Official Release of the SIAC Rules 2016The Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) is pleased to announce the official release of the sixth edition of the Arbitration Rules of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (“SIAC Rules 2016”). The SIAC Rules 2016 will be available on the SIAC website from 1 July 2016, and will come into e...

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SIAC Signs Memorandum of Agreement with GIFT

3 June 2016SIAC Signs Memorandum of Agreement with GIFT The Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Gujarat International Finance Tec-City Company Limited (GIFTCL) and GIFT SEZ Limited (GIFT SEZ). Under the MOA, SIAC, GIFTCL and GIFT SEZ will collaborate to promote the use of arbit...

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SIAC Announces Appointment of New Registrar and Promotion of Deputy Registrar

27 April 2016SIAC Announces Appointment of New Registrar and Promotion of Deputy RegistrarThe Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Ms Delphine Ho as Registrar of SIAC with effect from 20 May 2016, and the promotion of its Deputy Registrar, Mr Kevin Nash, to Deputy Registrar and Centre Director, effective 1 May 2016. Ms Ho wi...

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SIAC Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Oe-Cusse Administration

28 March 2016SIAC Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Oe-Cusse AdministrationThe Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with the Authority of the Special Administrative Region of Oe-Cusse Ambeno (SAROA) and Special Zones for Social Market Economy (ZEESM) Timor-Leste (SAROA-ZEESM TL), form...

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SIAC Announces Record Case Numbers for 2015

25 February 2016SIAC Announces Record Case Numbers for 2015 The Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) is pleased to announce the official release of its 2015 Annual Report at the SIAC Annual Appreciation Event this evening. 2015 was a milestone year for SIAC. SIAC recorded the highest ever number of cases filed, highest ever number of administered cases and highest e...

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Public Consultation on Draft SIAC Investment Arbitration Rules

1 February 2016Public Consultation on Draft SIAC Investment Arbitration RulesThe Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) is pleased to announce the commencement of the public consultation process on its draft Investment Arbitration Rules 2016 (the “draft IA Rules”), a comprehensive set of specialised rules for the administration of investment arbitrations by SIAC.The d...

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SIAC Appoints New Court Member

1 February 2016SIAC Appoints New Court MemberThe Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Darius Khambata, Senior Counsel, to the SIAC Court of Arbitration with effect from 1 February 2016.Mr Khambata practises before the Bombay High Court and the Supreme Court of India. He has previously held two distinguished public law off...

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Opening of SIAC Office in Shanghai

25 January 2016Opening of SIAC Office in ShanghaiThe Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) is pleased to announce the opening of a representative office in the China (Shanghai) Pilot Free Trade Zone (FTZ). The launch of the Shanghai office underpins SIAC’s steadily growing popularity amongst Chinese parties, and is an integral part of SIAC’s continuous efforts to for...

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Public Consultation on Draft SIAC Arbitration Rules

18 January 2016Public Consultation on Draft SIAC Arbitration RulesThe Singapore International Arbitration Centre (“SIAC”) is pleased to announce the opening of the public consultation process on its draft revised Arbitration Rules 2016 (the “draft Rules”). The revision of SIAC’s Arbitration Rules takes into account recent developments in international arbitration practice and pr...

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