Why SIAC
1.      Admission to the SIAC Panel of Arbitrators (“Panel”) or the SIAC IP Panel of Arbitrators (“IP Panel”) is by invitation by the SIAC Court of Arbitration as advised by its Executive Committee, or upon an application being made to SIAC.

2.     Candidates wishing to apply must demonstrate an appropriate level of expertise and experience in international arbitration and be of good standing and character. In general, applicants will be required to meet the minimum standards set out below:

3.     Applicants wishing to submit their applications to the Panel or IP Panel must, at a minimum, have the following qualifications or experience:

tertiary education
at least 10 years post qualification experience
a fellowship from the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators or any comparable professional arbitration institute
experience as an arbitrator in five or more cases
completed at least two commercial arbitral awards
be aged between 30 and 75 years

4.     SIAC reserves the right, in its absolute discretion, to admit or to refuse the admission of any person to the Panel. In exercising its discretion, SIAC will have regard to, inter alia, the qualifications, experience and standing of an applicant as well as to the number of arbitrators currently on the Panel from the country in which the applicant is resident.

5.     SIAC will retain the candidate’s personal information to the extent one or more of the purposes described in this Application Form for which it was collected remains valid and for other legal or business purposes for which SIAC is required to retain such information. For more information about how SIAC handles your personal data, please refer to our Privacy Policy at www.siac.org.sg.

6.     Admission to the Panel/IP Panel is for a fixed term only. SIAC also reserves the right, in its absolute discretion, to remove any person from the Panel at any time.

7.     If you wish to make an application, please send the completed application form and your curriculum vitae in the attached template highlighting your arbitration experience, together with a non-refundable processing fee of S$535.00 (being S$500 plus 7% Goods and Services Tax (“GST”) which is applicable to both local as well as overseas applicants) to the Registrar, Singapore International Arbitration Centre, 32 Maxwell Road, #02-01, Singapore 069115 or email the application form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., with payment to follow by post, bank transfer or credit card. Your application may also be accompanied with a covering letter and references (if any).

8.      Payment may be made by any of the following means:

(i)
Local cheque

A local cheque payable to “Singapore International Arbitration Centre”. Please indicate your name, contact number and the words “Panel Application” on the reverse side of the cheque. Local cheques should be sent to the Registrar, Singapore International Arbitration Centre, 32 Maxwell Road, #02-01, Singapore 069115.

(ii)
Bank transfer to SIAC’s bank account

Please ensure that you transfer sufficient funds to account for any bank charges that may be deducted. For bank details, please contact us at +65 6713 9777 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

(iii)
Credit card

Please note that should you chose to pay by credit card, there will be an additional 5% administrative charge imposed on the processing fee of S$500 and you will therefore have to pay a total of S$561.75 (being S$525 plus 7% GST). We only accept Visa, MasterCard and AMEX credit cards. Please complete and sign the authorisation form on the Notes page of the application form which can be downloaded from the link below.


Download the application form and CV template here.
Arbitrators with * by their name have indicated in writing their willingness to act as an emergency arbitrator pursuant to Rule 26 and Schedule 1 of the SIAC 2013 Rules.

Panel members who wish to update their details or their CV may e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For SIAC’s panel of arbitrators for intellectual property disputes, please click here.
 
Argentina
1. Prof. Dr. Guido Santiago Tawil
 
Australia
1. Alex Baykitch*
2. Maxwell Thomas Bennett Bonnell
3. The Hon Garry Downes AM, QC
4. Graham Easton*
5. Andrew Jeffries
6. The Hon Robert French AC
7. Gavan Griffith, QC
8. The Hon J. Dyson Heydon
9. Malcolm Holmes, QC*
10. Doug Jones AO*
11. Caroline Kenny QC
12. Michael Kirby AC
13. Bronwyn Lincoln*
14. Peter Megens
15. Peter McQueen
16. Albert Monichino, QC
17. Dr. Michael Pryles AO PBM
18. Rashda Rana, SC*
19. Ron Salter
20. John Sharkey*
21. Gordon Smith*
22. James Spigelman AC
23. Alan J. Thambiayah
24. Professor Jeff Waincymer*
 
Austria
1. Dr Günther Horvath
2. Dr Christian Konrad
3. Dr Nikolaus Pitkowitz
 
Bangladesh
1. Ajmalul Hossain, QC
 
Belgium
1. Dr Bernard Hanotiau
2. Pascal Hollander
3. Dr Antoine Maffei
4. Professor Albert Jan van den Berg
5. Herman Verbist
 
Canada
1. Henri C. Alvarez, QC
2. Dr Edward Chiasson
3. Yves L Fortier, QC*
4. Gerald Ghikas, QC
5. John A.M. Judge
6. Frank J.C. Newbould, QC
7. Janet Walker*
 
China
1. Cao Lijun
2. Rollin Hon Chan*
3. Professor Che Pizhao
4. Helena H. C. Chen
5. Chen Luming
6. Jessica Fei Jia
7. Fei Ning
8. Professor Han Jian
9. He Guicai
10. Kang Ming
11. Professor Liu Kaixiang
12. Liu Yuwu Anthony
13. Professor Lu Song
14. Shen Sibao
15. Shen Wei*
16. Helen Shi
17. Professor Song Lianbin
18. Tao Jingzhou*
19. Mary Margaret Utterback
20. Professor Wan Meng
21. Professor Wang Jun
22. Yang Xiao Chuan
23. Ariel Ye
24. Yong (Cathy) Liu
25. Yu Jianlong
26. Professor Zhao Xiuwen*
 
Colombia
1. Eduardo J. Zuleta
 
France
1. Dr Georges Affaki*
2. Dr Claudia Annacker
3. Dr Yas Banifatemi
4. Dr Michael Bühler
5. Professor Emmanuel Gaillard
6. Dr. Hamid G. Gharavi
7. Laurent Gouiffes
8. Sigvard Jarvin
9. Jennifer Kirby
10. Benoit Le Bars
11. Fernando Mantilla-Serrano
12. Alexis Mourre
13. Professor Brigitte Stern
14. Peter Thorp
 
Germany
1. Dr Karl Heinz Böckstiegel
2. Dr Christian Borris*
3. Dr. Sabine Konrad
4. Prof. Dr. Richard Kreindler
5. Dr Wolfgang Kühn
6. Claus H. Lenz
7. Professor Hilmar Raeschke-Kessler
8. Erik Georg Werner Schafer
9. Dr. Gerhard Wegen
 
Hong Kong
1. John Beechey*
2. Denis Brock
3. Chan Yiu Kei
4. Professor Teresa Cheng, SC
5. Russell Coleman, SC
6. Gavin Denton
7. Matthew Gearing QC
8. Anthony Houghton, SC*
9. Christopher Howse
10. Neil Kaplan, QC*
11. Damien Laracy
12. William Leung
13. Charles Manzoni QC, SC*
14. Nigel Meeson QC
15. Dr Michael J. Moser*
16. Peter N Newall
17. Robert Pé
18. Anselmo Reyes
19. Kim Rooney
20. John Alston Scott QC
21. Paul Teo
22. Mary B.L. Thomson
23. Christopher To*
24. Robert John Whitehead, SC
25. Ernest Yang*
26. Yang Ing Loong
27. Philip Yang*
28. Yeung Man Sing
 
India
1. Hiroo Advani*
2. Marezban P. Bharucha
3. Ganesh Chandru
4. Dushyant Dave
5. Nishith Desai
6. Vyapak Desai*
7. Rajiv Dutta
8. Amal K Ganguli*
9. Sumeet Kachwaha*
10. Chandrakant Kamdar*
11. Zia Mody
12. Ciccu Mukhopadhaya
13. Vikram Nankani
14. Surinder Singh Nijjar
15. Mysore Prasanna*
16. Harish Salve*
17. Ashok Sharma*
18. Pallavi S. Shroff*
19. Dr Abhishek Manu Singhvi
20. B. N. Srikrishna
21. Subramanium Gopal
 
Indonesia
1. Dr Mohamed Idwan Ganie, SH
2. Darrell R. Johnson
3. Frederik B G Tumbuan
4. Dr Frans H. Winarta
 
Ireland
1. Klaus Reichert, SC
 
Israel
1. Daphna Kapeliuk
2. Zvi Bar-Nathan
 
Italy
1. Professor Piero Bernardini
2. Michelangelo Cicogna
3. Professor Antonio Crivellaro
4. Andrew Garnett Paton*
5. Professor Gabriele Crespi Reghizzi*
 
Japan
1. Yoshimasa Furuta
2. Chie Nakahara*
3. Professor Tatsuya Nakamura
4. Yoshimi Ohara
5. Professor Toshihiko Omoto
6. Haig Oghigian
7. Yoshihiro Takatori
8. Hiroyuki Tezuka
 
Korea (Republic of)
1. John Bang
2. Professor Chang Seung Wha
3. Professor Benjamin Hughes*
4. Professor Joongi Kim*
5. Kim Jun Hee
6. Kevin Kim Kap-You
7. Kim Sae Youn
8. Sean (Sungwoo) Lim
9. Eun Young Park
10. Professor Hi-Taek Shin
11. Byung-Chol Yoon*
 
Lebanon
1. Nayla Comair-Obeid
 
Malaysia
1. Tan Sri Cecil W. M. Abraham*
2. Chang Wei Mun
3. Peter Godwin
4. Lim Tuck Sun
5. Nahendran Navaratnam
6. Rajendra Navaratnam
7. Ong Chee Kwan
8. Vinayak P. Pradhan*
9. Sundra Rajoo
10. Sitpah Selvaratnam
11. Dato' Seri Dr Visu Sinnadurai
12. Datuk Seri Gopal Sri Ram*
13. Dato' K C Vohrah
 
Mexico
1. Jose Maria Abascal*
2. Claus von Wobeser
 
Myanmar
1. Minn Naing Oo
 
Netherlands
1. Willem van Baren*
2. Prof Dr Hans van Houtte*
3. Professor Dr. Filip De Ly*
4. Tom de Waard
5. Bommel G.W. Van der Bend
 
New Zealand
1. The Hon Sir Richard Ian Barker, QC*
2. Tómas Kennedy-Grant, QC*
3. David Laurence Kreider*
4. David Williams, QC*
 
Nigeria
1. Adedoyin Rhodes-Vivour*
2. Dorothy Udeme Ufot
 
Pakistan
1. Makhdoom Ali Khan
2. Salman Talibuddin
3. Syed Mohammed Feisal Hussain Naqvi
 
Peru
1. Alfredo Bullard González
 
Philippines
1. Victor P. Lazatin
2. Louie Ogsimer
3. Custodio O. Parlade
4. Patricia-Ann T. Prodigalidad
 
Poland
1. Dr Beata Gessel-Kalinowska vel Kalisz
2. Piotr Nowaczyk
 
Qatar
1. Stephen Hibbert
 
Russia
1. Timur Aitkulov
2. Bardina Marina
3. Alexei Dudko
4. David Goldberg
5. Boris Karabelnikov
6. Vladimir Khvalei
7. Alexander Komarov
8. Maxim Kulkov
9. Tatiana Minaeva
10. Ilya V. Nikiforov
11. Yaroslav Klimov
12. Julia Zagonek
 
Saudi Arabia
1. Tim Martin*
 
Singapore
1. Ang, Andrew
2. Ang Cheng Hock SC
3. Ang Yong Tong
4. Govindarajalu Asokan*
5. Balsamy Rengarajoo
6. David Bateson*
7. Assoc Professor Gary F. Bell
8. Dato' Jude P. Benny*
9. Professor Lawrence Boo
10. Raja Bose*
11. Julian Christopher Patric Brown
12. Cavinder Bull, SC
13. Samuel Chacko*
14. John Edward Champion*
15. Raymond Chan*
16. Chan Leng Sun, SC*
17. Andrew Chan Chee Yin*
18. Chan Hock Keng*
19. Chan Sek Keong, SC
20. Evelyn Chang Wai Fun*
21. Glenn Cheng Li Huei*
22. Leslie Chew
23. C. B. Chidambara Raj
24. Chong Boon Leong*
25. Chong Yee Leong
26. Kenny Chooi
27. Chou Sean Yu
28. Chow Kok Fong*
29. Peter Chow
30. Christopher Chuah*
31. Simon S. Davidson*
32. Nakul Dewan
33. Dinesh Dhillon
34. Elodie Dulac
35. Harry Elias, SC
36. Peter Gabriel
37. Giam Chin Toon, SC*
38. Judith Gill, QC
39. Sarjit Singh Gill, SC*
40. Goh Joon Seng
41. Goh Phai Cheng, SC
42. Marcus Gordon*
43. John Goulios
44. Prem Gurbani
45. Anwarul Haque
46. Ajaib Haridass
47. Jamie Harrison
48. Hee Theng Fong*
49. Alastair Henderson*
50. Denys Hickey*
51. Ho Chien Mien
52. Michael Hwang, SC*
53. Latiff Ibrahim
54. Stuart Isaacs, QC*
55. Justyn Adam Jagger
56. Dirk Janssen
57. Philip Jeyaretnam, SC
58. Daniel John*
59. Morris John
60. Michael Khoo Kah Lip, SC*
61. Ian Koh
62. Professor Tommy Koh
63. Richard Kuek*
64. Lai Siu Chiu
65. Christopher Lau, SC*
66. Captain Lee Fook Choon*
67. Michael James Arthur Lee*
68. Amanda Lees
69. Leong Kah Wah*
70. George Lim, SC
71. Steven Lim*
72. Eugenie Lip
73. Lok Vi Ming, SC*
74. Lye Kah Cheong*
75. Naresh Mahtani*
76. Loretta Malintoppi
77. Mark Mangan*
78. Andre Maniam, SC*
79. Meef Moh*
80. Andrew G. Moran, QC*
81. Harpreet Singh Nehal, SC*
82. Ong Ser Huan*
83. Kent Napier Phillips
84. Mohan R. Pillay*
85. Mike J Pollen*
86. Jaya Prakash*
87. C. R. Rajah, SC
88. V K Rajah, SC
89. Justice S Rajendran
90. Abdul Rashid Gani
91. Professor Lucy Reed
92. Justice M P H Rubin
93. Paul Sandosham
94. Sandor Schick*
95. G. P. Selvam
96. Sundareswara Sharma
97. Matthew Secomb*
98. Nish Shetty*
99. Davinder Singh, SC
100. Matthew Skinner
101. Professor M. Sornarajah*
102. Guy Spooner
103. Tan Chee Meng, SC*
104. Professor Tan Cheng Han, SC*
105. Tan Chuan Thye, SC*
106. George Tan
107. Johnny Tan Cheng Hye*
108. Tan Joo Seng
109. Tan Liam Beng*
110. Richard Tan*
111. Tan Tee Jim, SC*
112. Tan Whei Mien Joy
113. Tay, Yu-Jin*
114. Engelin Teh, SC
115. Lawrence Teh
116. Lip Ping Thean
117. Thio Shen Yi, SC
118. John Christopher Thomas, QC*
119. Toh Kian Sing, SC
120. Associate Professor Andrew White*
121. Wong Kien Keong
122. Wong Meng Meng, SC
123. Woo Tchi Chu*
124. Francis Xavier, SC*
125. Yang Lih Shyng
126. Andre Yeap, SC
127. Alvin Yeo, SC
128. Jimmy Yim, SC
129. Junghye June Yeum*
 
Spain
1. Bernardo Cremades
 
Sweden
1. Kaj Hobér*
 
Switzerland
1. Christopher Boog
2. Dominique Brown-Berset
3. Xavier Favre-Bulle
4. Pierre-Yves Gunter*
5. Veijo Heiskanen
6. Dr Bernhard F. Meyer
7. Professor Dr Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler*
8. Gabrielle Nater-Bass
9. Wolfgang Peter
10. Dr Michael Schneider
11. Georg von Segesser
 
Thailand
1. Christopher Redfearn
2. Peter Shelford*
3. Victor James Smith*
4. Surapol Srangsomwong
 
Ukraine
1. Yuliya Chernykh
2. Olexander Martinenko
3. Dr Tetiana Slipachuk
 
United Arab Emirates
1. Essam Al Tamimi
2. Hassan Arab*
2. Ian Dalley
3. Alec Emmerson*
4. Stephen Hibbert
5. Anne K. Hoffmann
6. Erin Miller Rankin*
7. Edward Sunna
8. Jonathan Sutcliffe
9. Michael Tonkin
 
United Kingdom
1. Clare Ambrose*
2. John Beechey*
3. Elizabeth Birch*
4. Elizabeth Blackburn, QC
5. Stephen R Bond
6. Gary Born*
7. Michael Brindle, QC
8. The Hon Charles Brower*
9. Michael Collett QC
10. Professor James R Crawford
11. Hew Ralph Dundas*
12. Graham Dunning, QC*
13. The Hon Sir Bernard Eder
14. Ike Ehiribe*
15. The Rt Hon Lord Charles Falconer, QC
16. David Foster*
17. David Foxton, QC
18. Dennis S Fry*
19. The Hon Christopher Gardner, QC*
20. Ben Giaretta*
21. Edwin Glasgow, QC
22. The Rt Hon Lord Peter Henry Goldsmith, QC*
23. Jeffrey Gruder, QC*
24. Sam Haubold*
25. Sioban Healy QC
26. Hilary Heilbron, QC
27. David J. Howell
28. The Rt Hon. Sir Robin Jacob
29. David Joseph, QC*
30. Toby Landau, QC*
31. Peter Leaver, QC*
32. Dr Julian Lew, QC
33. Sir Gavin Anthony Lightman*
34. Mark Lloyd-Williams*
35. Jonathan Lux
36. Ali Malek, QC
37. Mark Levy
38. John Marrin, QC
39. David Martin-Clark
40. Professor Robert Merkin, QC*
41. David Mildon, QC*
42. Christopher Moger, QC
43. Simon Nesbitt
4. The Rt. Hon. Lord Neuberger of Abbotsbury
45. David Owen
46. Constantine Partasides
47. Nicholas Peacock*
48. Alan Redfern
49. Sir Bernard Rix, QC
50. Peter Rogan
51. Dominic Roughton*
52. John Rowland, QC
53. William Rowley, QC*
54. John Savage QC
55. Jules Sher, QC
56. David St John Sutton*
57. Mark Templeman, QC*
58. Joseph Tirado*
59. Michael Tselentis, QC*
60. V V Veeder, QC*
61. Adrian Winstanley
62. Lord Woolf
63. Timothy Young, QC
 
United States of America
1. Professor George A. Bermann
2. Doak Bishop
3. David D Caron
4. Cedric C. Chao
5. Dr Tai-Heng Cheng
6. Michael Geoffrey Collins, QC*
7. John Fellas
8. Professor Franco Ferrari
9. Paul Friedland
10. Sally A Harpole
11. Mark A Kantor
12. Jean Kalicki
13. Gary McGowan
14. Scott Nonaka
15. Patrick M. Norton
16. Philip O'Neill
17. Professor William Park
18. Professor Jan Paulsson*
19. David W Rivkin
20. James M. Rhodes
21. Anibal Sabater
22. Lawrence Schaner
23. Lester W. Schiefelbein
24. Laurence Shore*
25. Professor Maya Steinitz
26. Christopher Tahbaz
27. Stephen E. Smith
28. John Townsend*

Vietnam
1. Dang Xuan Hop*
2. Bill Magennis

SIAC’s panel of arbitrators for intellectual property disputes:
1. David Laurence Kreider
2. The Rt Hon Professor Sir Robin Jacob
3. M. Scott Donahey
4. Peter Michaelson
5. Dr Frans Winarta
6. Hiroyuki Tezuka
7. Dr Stanley Lai, SC
8. Tan Tee Jim, S.C.
9. Richard Tan
10. Goh Phai Cheng, SC
11. David Charles Langrigge Perkins
12. Bryan Ghows
13. Simon Thorley QC
14. Arthur Dong
15. Craig Celniker
16. Erik Georg Werner Schafer
17. Julian Lew, QC
18. Ike Ehiribe
19. William H. Baker
20. Lam Chung Nian
21. John Lowe
22. Lau Kok Keng
23. Arthur Yap
The outstanding selection of arbitrators on our panel displays a spread of expertise, depth of knowledge and experience.

The panel which includes prestigious international arbitrators as well as exceptional new talent exemplifies the SIAC’s status as a premier arbitral institution.

Click to view the following:
SIAC Panel
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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

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SIAC Announces Appointment of New Registrar and Promotion of Deputy Registrar

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SIAC Signs Memorandum of Understanding with Oe-Cusse Administration

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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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