Category: SIAA, Training Courses

[Event cancelled until further notice] Singapore International Arbitration Academy 2020 (SIAA 2020)

Due to the concerns regarding 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV), for the safety of all our participants, and in line with new precautionary measures adopted by the National University of Singapore, the Singapore International Arbitration 2020 will be cancelled until further notice. We will be in touch with participants who have made payment for the application fees.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.


21–28 February 2020 | Registration Fee: S$3,500 nett

Programme Accommodation at Orchard Hotel Singapore (Special Rate)

Due to overwhelming response, application for SIAA 2020 is now closed.

For enquiries, please email

About the Academy

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 2020 Singapore International Arbitration Academy brings together some of the world’s leading experts in international arbitration for an 8-day 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.

Only 50 participants will be admitted to the Academy. At present, the Academy is scheduled to take place from 21 to 28 February 2020.

The 2020 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.

The SIAA 2020 programme includes the admission to the
CIL International Law Year in Review Conference
held on 28 February 2020, Friday.






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