Centre for International Law

SIAA 2012


The Singapore International Arbitration Academy was jointly established by the Centre for International Law (CIL) and the NUS Faculty of Law to become Asia’s premier arbitration training programme. Enrolment in CIL’s acclaimed annual Singapore International Investment Arbitration Conference, held during the third week of the Academy, is included in the Academy programme.


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Academy Launch

The inaugural Singapore International Arbitration Academy was launched on Monday, 26 November 2012 as the National University of Singapore’s Centre for International Law (CIL) opened its doors to private sector and public sector lawyers and officials from Singapore, the ASEAN member states, Hong Kong, India, Kenya, New Zealand, Spain, and Tanzania. A keynote speech was delivered by the Attorney-General of Singapore, Mr Steven Chong, S.C., who noted that the Academy, spearheaded by the CIL under the guidance of former Attorney General and now Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon, is the latest in recent efforts made in Singapore to enhance its status as a premier arbitration hub.

The Academy is designed to build capacity in international commercial and investment treaty arbitration, not only in Singapore, but throughout the Asia-Pacific region. After the Attorney’s speech, the programme was opened by Mr Gary Born of WilmerHale LLP, one of the world’s most foremost experts in international arbitration. Please refer to the article in the Straits Times covering the welcome ceremony by clicking here.


To download the SIAA Opening Remarks by Steven Chong, S.C. Attorney-General of Singapore, please click here.


To download the Straits Times article covering the SIAA welcome ceremony, click here.

“Training to raise Asian international arbitration expertise”, published online on NUS Newshub, 14 December 2012.

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SIAA 2012 Hosts

The 2012 Singapore International Arbitration Academy will be jointly hosted by NUS’ Centre for International Law (CIL) and the NUS Faculty of Law.


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The Academy is also supported by the Singapore Attorney-General’s Chambers, the Ministry of Law and SIAC.

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Singapore International Arbitration Academy 2012 Faculty:

Sundaresh MENON, S.C. Chief Justice of Singapore’s Supreme Court
Steven CHONG, S.C.
Attorney-General of Singapore
Justice Quentin LOH, S.C. Judge of Singapore’s Supreme Court
Professor S. JAYAKUMAR Former Deputy Prime Minister and Senior Minister of Singapore; Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
The Right Hon the Lord PHILLIPS of Worth Matravers, K.G. President of the Supreme Court of the U.K.
Tan Sri Dato’ Cecil W.M. ABRAHAM
Zul Rafique & Partners
Professor Robert C. BECKMAN
Director, Centre for International Law,
National University of Singapore
Sir Franklin BERMAN K.C.M.G., Q.C.

Essex Court Chambers

WilmerHale LLP
CHAN Leng Sun, S.C.
Baker & McKenzie.Wong & Leow
Brightoil Petroleum
Muhammad Mustaqeem DE GAMA

Ministry of Trade & Industry, South Africa
Professor Michael EWING-CHOW
Centre for International Law,
National University of Singapore
Professor Mark FELDMAN
Peking University School of Transnational Law
Philip FONG
Harry Elias Partnership LLP
Patrick G. FOY, Q.C.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Hanotiau & van den Berg

Brick Court Chambers
Michael HWANG, S.C.

Michael Hwang Chambers

Chairman, Maxwell Chambers
Professor Gabrielle KAUFMANN-KOHLER

Levy Kaufmann Kohler,
University of Geneva
Makhdoom Ali KHAN
Fazle Ghani
Dr. Sabine KONRAD
K & L Gates LLP
Professor Jürgen KURTZ
University of Melbourne Law School
Veronica LAI
Starhub Ltd
Christopher LAU, S.C.
Three Verulam Building Chambers
Andrew LIM
Shell Eastern Petroleum (Pte) Ltd
Lawrence H. MARTIN

Foley Hoag LLP
Shearman & Sterling LLP
Professor Andrew NEWCOMBE

University of Victoria

Former Head of the Unit of International Trade Practices, Ministry of Economy, Mexico
Professor Ivan PNG

NUS Business School
Daniel M. PRICE
Daniel M. Price PLLC
Professor Michael C. PRYLES
Chairman, Singapore International Arbitration Centre
Chelva RAJAH, S.C.

Tan Rajah & Cheah
Professor Catherine A. ROGERS

Penn State Law
Harish SALVE

Harish Salve
Philippe SANDS, Q.C.

Matrix Chambers

Navigant Consulting LLP

King & Spalding LLP
Professor M SORNARAJAH Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore
Christopher THOMAS, Q.C.
Centre for International Law,
National University of Singapore

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
Essex Court Chambers
Ariel YE
King & Wood Mallesons
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Full Programme

To download the Full Programme in PDF format, click here.


The Centre for International Law and the Faculty of Law, National University of Singapore are located at Bukit Timah Campus, 469 Bukit Timah Road in Singapore. For a map of the venue and access information, please click here.

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