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Overview of Arbitration in SIAC | Statistics of Arbitral Institutions

 Overview of Arbitration in SIAC

Total Number of Cases Handled by the SIAC as of 31 December 2012

The active caseload as of 31 December 2012 was 525 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 (2001-2012)


 Statistics of Arbitral Institutions

Arbitral Institution Yr 2000 Yr 2001 Yr 2002 Yr 2003 Yr 2004 Yr 2005 Yr 2006 Yr 2007 Yr 2008 Yr 2009 Yr 2010
AAA-ICDR (USA) 510 649 672 646 614 580 586 621 703 836 888
ICC^ 541 566 593 580 561 521 593 599 663 817 793
CIETAC (China) 543 562 468 422 461 427 442 429 548 560 418
LCIA (UK) 87 71 88 104 87 118 133 137 213 272 237
SIAC (Singapore) 37 39 34 23 39 29 47 55 71 114 140
SCC (Sweden) 66 68 50 77 45 53 64 81 74 96 91
KCAB (South Korea) 40 65 47 38 46 53 47 59 47 78 52
VIAC (Vietnam) 23 16 19 16 32 22 23 21 26 25 37
BAC (China) 11 20 19 33 30 53 53 37 59 72 32
JCAA (Japan) 8 16 8 14 15 9 11 15 12 17 26
HKIAC*^ (China) NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA 29 16
PDRC (Philippines) 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 0 4 1
KLRCA (Malaysia) 20 3 3 5 3 7 1 2 8 # #
BCICAC (Canada) 3 4 4 4 4 2 5 3 # # #

All statistics published here have been obtained from the respective institutions named.

^ The ICC International Court of Arbitration does not maintain separate statistics for international and French domestic cases administered by them.

# The statistics from these institutions are not available yet.

* HKIAC does not distinguish cases administered by them and those that they only provide physical services for.  HKIAC starts administering cases from 2009 onwards.

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Interim Relief in International Arbitration

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SC Limits Scope of Public Policy in Foreign Arbitral Awards

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