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Total Number of Cases Handled by SIAC as of 31 March 2017

The active caseload as of 31 March 2017 is about 650 cases. We set out in the table below a breakdown of the new cases handled by SIAC from 2006-2016.

Total Number of New Cases Handled by SIAC (2006-2016)
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Expedited Procedure


From 1 July 2010 to 31 March 2017:
Total number of applications made: 341
Number of applications accepted: 186

Emergency Arbitrator

From 1 July 2010 to 31 March 2017:
Total number of applications received: 57
Number of applications accepted: 57


Emergency Arbitrator Outcomes

Outcomes of applications for emergency relief
Granted 24
Granted (by consent) 4
Granted (in part) 5
No orders made (application withdrawn) 6
Rejected 16
Pending 2
TOTAL (as at 31 March 2017) 57
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Total Number of Cases Handled by SIAC as of 1 June 2016

The active caseload as of 1 June 2016 is about 600 cases. We set out in the table below a breakdown of the new cases handled by SIAC from 2005-2015.

Total Number of New Cases Handled by SIAC (2005-2015)
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Expedited Procedure


From 1 July 2010 to 1 June 2016:
Total number of applications made: 263
Number of applications accepted: 161

Emergency Arbitrator

From 1 July 2010 to 1 June 2016:
Total number of applications received: 50
Number of applications accepted: 50


Emergency Arbitrator Outcomes

Outcomes of applications for emergency relief
Granted 21
Granted (by consent) 4
Granted (in part) 4
No orders made (application withdrawn) 6
Rejected 14
Pending 1
TOTAL (as at 1 June 2016) 50

Total Number of Cases Handled by the SIAC as of 1 October 2015

The active caseload as of 1 October 2015 is about 600 cases. We set out in the table below a breakdown of the new cases handled by SIAC from 2004-2014.

Total Number of New Cases Handled by SIAC (2004-2014)
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Expedited Procedure

From 1 July 2010 to 1 October 2015:
Total number of applications made: 216
Number of applications accepted: 132

Emergency Arbitrator

From 1 July 2010 to 1 October 2015:
Total number of applications received: 46
Number of applications accepted: 46

Emergency Arbitrator Outcomes
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Total Number of Cases Handled by the SIAC as of 31 December 2013

The active caseload as of 31 December 2013 was 619 cases. We set out in the table below a breakdown of the new cases handled by SIAC.

Total Number of New Cases Handled by SIAC (2003-2013)

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Emergency Arbitrator Outcomes

Outcomes of applications for emergency relief
Granted 12
Granted (by consent) 4
Granted (in part) 2
No orders made (application withdrawn) 3
Rejected 11
Pending 2
TOTAL 34 (as at 6 March 2014)


Profile of Cases


The profiles of the cases below are a small selection of international arbitration cases filed at SIAC. They aim to complement SIAC's caseload statistics, to give you a flavour of the type of disputes that come to SIAC, and the nationalities of parties involved. These cases are administered by SIAC under SIAC arbitration rules.

The profiles have been carefully sanitised to protect the identity of the parties and to maintain the confidentiality of arbitration proceedings at SIAC.

1. Performance bond - Call on bond - Failure to make payment - US$600,000
 
indonesia Claimant (Indonesia)
vietnam Respondent (Vietnam)
   
2. Supply & procurement agreement for Cambodian rice - Failure to take delivery & make payment - Damages
 
cambodia Claimant (Cambodia)
malaysia Respondent (Malaysia)
   
3. Joint venture contract for supply of oil - Repudiation of contractual agreement - Substantial damages
 
hk Claimant (Hong Kong SAR, PRC)
germany Respondent (Germany)
   
4. Contract for engineering, procurement & construction services - Claims for change orders & penalty charges - US$10,000,000
 
indonesia Claimant (Indonesia)
korea Respondent (Korea)
   
5. Contract for sale & purchase of mono ethylene glycol - Failure to take delivery & make payment - US$90,000
 
usa Claimant (USA)
china Respondent (PRC)
   
6. Dispute under quota share reinsurance treaty - Parties adopt SIAC Rules by post dispute agreement - US$1,100,000
 
malaysia Claimant (Malaysia)
sing Respondent (Singapore)
   
7. Agreement for construction of barges and tugs boats - Failure to complete within contractual period - US$600,000
 
indonesia Claimant (Indonesia)
sing Respondent (Singapore)
   
8. Contract for demolition work at power station - Breach of contractual obligations - US$1,600,000
 
malaysia Claimant (Malaysia)
malaysia Respondent (Malaysia)
   
9. International sale and purchase agreement - Repudiation of contract - US$210,000
 
sing Claimant (Singapore)
uae Respondent (UAE)
   
10. Joint venture agreement - Specific performance to buy over shares - Shares valued at US$900,000
 
sing Claimant (Singapore & Others)
thailand Respondent (Thailand & Others)
   
11. Management services agreement for power plant - Breach of agreement - US$28,000,000
 
malaysia Claimant (Malaysia)
banglauk Respondent (Bangladesh & UK)
   
12. Real estate conception and development program contract - Breach of contract - US$1,000,000 - French is proper law & common language - SIAC appoints arbitrator conversant in French & French law
 
sing Claimant (Singapore)
vietnambrit Respondent (Vietnam & British Virgin Islands)
   
13. Agreement to market, manage and operate a hotel - Termination of agreement - Specific performance & damages sought - Substantial claim and counterclaim
 
swit Claimant (Switzerland)
indonesia Respondent (Indonesia)
   
14. Joint venture & shareholders agreement for pulp processing venture - Breach of obligations resulting in failure of venture - US$233,000,000
 
malaysia Claimant (Malaysia)
sing Respondent (Singapore)
   
15. System software agreement for securities trading - Breach of obligations - Failure to make payment - US$3,000,000
 
sing Claimant (Singapore)
hk Respondent (Hong Kong SAR, PRC)
   
16. Ship engine repair agreement - Defective workmanship / negligent repair - Claim for loss and damage suffered - US$600,000 - Parties adopt SIAC Rules by post dispute agreement
 
canada Claimant (Canada)
sing Respondent (Singapore)
   
17. Agency agreement and deed of covenant and guarantee - Declaration sought for resolution to be binding on respondents - Avoidance of payment of US$50,000,000
 
indonesia Claimant (Indonesia)
frindiagermanybelgium Respondent (France, India, Germany & Belgium)
   
18. Civil engineering agreement for power plant - Failure to make payment - US$1,000,000
 
Claimant (Taiwan)
Respondent (Taiwan)
   
19. Charterparty and lifting agreements - Failure to pay outstanding sums - US$2,600,000
 
Claimant (Singapore)
Respondent (Taiwan)
   
20. Charterparty - Breach of charterparty / duty as bailee / negligence - US$700,000 - Charterparty provides for arbitration in Singapore and for English law to apply
 
singindia Claimant (Singapore & India)
russia Respondent (Russia)
   
21. Dispute under a settlement agreement for turnkey contract for supply and installation of incinerators - US$1,300,000 - Counterclaim for failure to complete testing and rectify defects
 
usa Claimant (USA)
indonesia Respondent (Indonesia)
   
22. Disputes under subcontract for electrical and instrumentation works for major sewerage treatment project - US$20,500,000
 
jap Claimant (Japan)
sing Respondent (Singapore)
   
23. Master commercial rights agreement - Disputes relating to payment of revenue - US$27,000,000
 
sing Claimant (Singapore)
sri Respondent (Sri Lanka)
   
24. Distributorship agreement - Wrongful repudiation of agreement - US$16,500,000
 
sing Claimant (Singapore)
usa Respondent (USA)
   
25. Fast food franchise agreement - Termination of agreement - Claim for outstanding franchise & royalty fees - US$150,000
 
malaysia Claimant (Malaysia)
malaysia Respondent (Malaysia)
   
26. Sale and purchase agreement for bitumen - False shipment of goods - US$250,000
 
hk Claimant (Hong Kong SAR, PRC)
iran Respondent (Iran)
   
27. Charterparty - Dispute over validity of contract - US$100,000 - Charterparty provides for arbitration in Singapore and English law to apply
 
phil Claimant (Philippines)
phil Respondent (Philippines)
   
28. Joint venture agreement for telecommunication projects - Failure to execute certain terms under agreement - Substantial damages
 
malaysia Claimant (Malaysia)
bangla Respondent (Bangladesh)
   
29. Share purchase agreement - Failure to exercise call option - Breach of agreement - US$5,000,000
 
usasing Claimant (USA & Singapore)
belgium Respondent (Belgium)
   
30. Disputes under loan and construction agreements - US$35,000,000
 
phil Claimant (Philippines)
korea Respondent (Korea)
   
31. Joint venture agreement for property development in PRC - Breach of agreement in respect of share capital contribution - Counterclaim for premature termination of agreement - US$3,500,000 - Hearing conducted in Mandarin - Award rendered in English & Chinese
 
aus Claimant (Australia)
china Respondent (PRC)
   
32. Equipment sales agreement - Failure to fully comply with payment conditions - US$4,200,000
 
usa Claimant (USA)
china Respondent (PRC)
   
33. Dispute under agreement for the installation of water treatment system - Claim for outstanding sum & additional and variation works - US$2,300,000 - Parties adopt SMC-SIAC procedure by post-dispute agreement
 
sing Claimant (Singapore)
usa Respondent (USA)
   
34. Deed of covenant, programme agreement, agency agreement and deed of guarantee - 3-member tribunal - US$38,000,000
 
frindiagermany Claimant (France, India & Germany)
indonesia Respondent (Indonesia & Cayman Islands)
   
35. Co-operation agreement for opera production and performance - Breach of agreement - US$3,500,000 - 3-member Tribunal
 
swit Claimant (Switzerland)
china Respondent (PRC)
   
36. Dispute under agreement for supply and installation of instrumentation system - US$15,000,000 - 3-member Tribunal
 
usa Claimant (USA)
sing Respondent (Singapore)
   
37. Disputes under agreement for supply and installation of signal and baseband processing systems - US$27,000,000
 
malaysia Claimant (Malaysia)
malaysia Respondent (Malaysia)
   
38. Disputes under engineering services agreement for pharmaceutical plant - US$2,750,000 - SIAC-administered arbitration with hearings conducted in New Jersey
 
usa Claimant (USA)
swit Respondent (Switzerland)
   
39. Dispute under exclusive advertising sales agency agreement - Claim for unpaid guaranteed revenue - US$427,000,000
 
china Claimant (PRC)
canada Respondent (Canada)

 

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