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8 December 2015
SIAC Announces the Formation of the SIAC Users Council Regional and National Committees


Following the establishment of its Users Council, the Singapore International Arbitration Centre is pleased to announce the formation of the SIAC Users Council Regional and National Committees.

The creation of the Regional and National Committees underscores SIAC’s continued commitment to excellence and efficiency in case administration and strengthens SIAC’s position at the forefront of developments in international arbitration.

The Regional and National Committees of the Users Council will play an important role in overseeing, coordinating and liaising with the members of the SIAC Users Council within their jurisdictions. Thus, the Regional and National Committees will fulfil a dual role: ensuring that all voices of the members of the Users Council are effectively communicated to SIAC, and further promoting the use and development of international arbitration within their jurisdictions. Members of the Committees are thus encouraged actively to participate in the development of SIAC initiatives in their respective jurisdictions, such as SIAC’s annual Overseas Conferences, seminars and other public events.

All Chairs of the Regional and National Committees will be ex-officio members of SIAC Users Council Executive Committee, along with the President of the SIAC Court of Arbitration, Mr Gary Born, and the CEO of SIAC and the Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC), Ms Lim Seok Hui.

Mr Born, Chair of the Users Council Executive Committee, welcomed the formation of the Regional and National Committees of the SIAC Users Council: “The Users Council committees play a key role in our consideration of revisions to the SIAC Arbitration Rules and development of SIAC as a global arbitral institution."

Ms Lim, CEO of SIAC and SIMC, added, "We are delighted and honoured to have the opportunity to work closely with the distinguished members and Chairs of the Regional and National Committees of our Users Council, and look forward to introducing exciting new programmes and initiatives with the Users Council as part of our ongoing efforts to innovate and enhance the quality of SIAC's services."

The members of the Users Council Executive Committee are as follows:

Mr Gary Born, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP; President, SIAC Court of Arbitration; Chair, Executive Committee
Ms Lim Seok Hui, CEO, SIAC and SIMC
Mr Guled Yusuf, Allen & Overy; Chair, Africa Regional Committee
Mr Cameron Ford, Corporate Counsel, Rio Tinto; Chair, Australia and New Zealand Regional Committee
Mr Cao Lijun, Zhong Lun Law Firm; Member, SIAC Court of Arbitration; Chair, China National Committee
Dr Guenter Pickrahn, Baker & McKenzie; Chair, Germany National Committee
Ms Ariel Ye, King & Wood Mallesons; Member, SIAC Court of Arbitration; Chair, Hong Kong National Committee
Mr Vikram Nankani, Senior Advocate; Chair, India National Committee
Mr Hiroyuki Tezuka, Nishimura & Asahi; Member, SIAC Court of Arbitration; Chair, Japan National Committee
Mr Guido Santiago Tawil, M & M Bomchil; Chair, Latin America Regional Committee
Mr David Goldberg, White & Case; Chair, Russia National Committee
Mr Nish Shetty, Clifford Chance Asia; Chair, Singapore National Committee
Dr Eun Young Park, Kim & Chang; Member, SIAC Court of Arbitration; Member, SIAC Board of Directors; Chair, South Korea National Committee
Mr Toby Landau, QC, Essex Court Chambers; Member, SIAC Court of Arbitration; Chair, United Kingdom National Committee
Mr Paul Friedland, White & Case; Member, SIAC Court of Arbitration; Chair, United States National Committee
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