Category: SIAA, Training Courses

Singapore International Arbitration Academy 2021 (21-24 June 2021)

Singapore International Arbitration Academy 2021

A huge congratulations to all the SIAA 2021 participants for finishing the Academy!

Thank you to all participants for being so engaged and committed to this year’s Academy and for the stimulating discussions and thought-provoking questions.

This year’s Academy had a consistently strong turnout, with an average of 150 participants from 35 countries present across the four days. The 2021 SIAA was also the first virtual iteration of the Academy, and was privileged to have had extremely qualified experts and industry leaders deliver thoroughly engaging presentations.

We hope that participants have not only benefitted immensely from the Academy, but will also continue to keep connected with one another. Most importantly, we hope to see familiar faces at future iterations of the SIAA!

– Dr Romesh Weeramantry –
Head, CIL International Dispute Resolution

Pre-Event Details

Coming to you virtually on Zoom

21 – 24 June 2021 | Programme (Singapore Time)


Spearheaded by the then Attorney-General and now Chief Justice of Singapore, Sundaresh Menon, the Academy runs annually in Singapore. It is founded upon CIL’s mandate to establish programmes for capacity-building in key areas of international law and practice in the Asia-Pacific region. The programme of the Academy aims to be responsive to the needs of both government and private-sector lawyers and legal academics in the practice of international arbitration.

The 2021 Singapore International Arbitration Academy brings together some of the world’s leading experts in international arbitration for a programme designed specifically for busy government officials and private practitioners. Past participants have included government officials from Nigeria, Canada, South Korea and throughout South-East Asia, and lawyers from top international and regional law firms. Past editions of the Academy have received excellent ratings.

The 2021 Academy will be an unparalleled opportunity for government officials, legal academics and private practitioners in the Asia Pacific region and from around the world to meet and interact with luminaries of international dispute settlement, and develop new professional relationships. This will help government officials to develop a deeper understanding of international arbitration and to learn what demands are placed on the government when it becomes a party to an investor-state treaty arbitration.

In summary, this will provide invaluable hands-on skills-training to government officials who have to deal with investor-state treaty claims.


SGD 600nett per person (inclusive of prevailing taxes)
– Registration fee is waived for government officials and academics.
– Students will not be considered as academics for the SIAA
– The organising committee reserves the right to reject applications that are deemed unsuitable.
– Law firms with two or more paying representatives will be listed as “Supporters of SIAA 2021”


Professor Antony Anghie | Jun Bautista | Gary Born | Professor Chester Brown |Associate Professor Jansen Calamita | Dr Ula Cartwright-Finch | Mariel Dimsey | Professor Mark Feldman | Gonzalo Flores | Mustafa Hadi | Ong Chin Heng | Matthew Hodgson | Associate Professor Vincent Joel-Proulx | Koh Swee Yen | Toby Landau QC | Jonathan Lim | Nicholas Lingard | Dr Sam Luttrell | Loretta Malintoppi | Montek Mayal | Natalie Morris-Sharma | Hemaka Yohan Perera | Dr Matthew Secomb | Charis Tan | Paul Tan | TĂşlio Di Giacomo Toledo | Andy Webb | Dr Romesh Weeramantry


Application is closed as of 11 June 2021