There have been significant cases recently which considered the issues of bias and conflicts of interest in international arbitration. The need to ensure that justice is not only done but is also seen to be done in arbitration to resolve their disputes. What should an arbitrator disclose and what should the arbitrator do if being challenged by one of the parties. Are we being too sensitive or being too practical?
For our second session, join our facilitators, Delphine Ho and Jern-Fei Ng as they lead the discussion and explore the various types of conflicts of interest, and instances where a challenge based on conflicts crosses the line and becomes and abusive one.
The discussion, subject to the Chatham House Rules, will address, amongst others:
How much uniformity exists among the various sets of institutional rules and guidelines
What are the main types of conflict of interest that pose a challenge in arbitration proceedings
How much independence and impartiality do users seek
What are users expecting, and to what extent do expectations differ concerning the users’ own arbitrator, the arbitrator appointed by the opponent, and the chairperson
In what ways can party-appointed arbitrators impact independence and impartiality
When and why should an arbitrator be challenged
Whether the approach to disclosure and challenges should be revisited
Join us for a panel session to explore how the legal industry is expected to adapt to the shifts that generative AI present to our industry and society, and seize the new possibilities that such technology promises. Our panellists will offer multidisciplinary perspectives on a wide spectrum of issues, including the latest developments and trends, implications for the administration of justice, and the opportunities and pitfalls associated with this watershed moment.
Maxwell Chambers Open House is part of Singapore Convention Week 2023, held from 28 August to 1 September. Join us at Maxwell Chambers on 1 September for a tour of our hearing rooms and facilities. Guided tours are scheduled at 10am and 2.30pm during the open house. Please register at SC Week 2023’s website to attend.
Come to our open house to:
View our hearing rooms and facilities
Peak into our newly furnished mediation suites at Maxwell Chambers Suites
Experience and relax at our newly styled Maxwell Lounge and Gallery by Maxwell Chambers
Organised by the Singapore Ministry of Law, in collaboration with partner organisations, Singapore Convention Week 2022 features a week-long series of legal and dispute resolution-related events where leading experts from legal, business and government sectors around the world will come together to explore new opportunities amid current challenges and discuss creative ideas and innovative solutions. They will share their views on issues including investor-state dispute settlement, dispute resolution in relation to the digital economy, various specialised fields, and climate change amongst others.
Organiser:Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC)
Arbitration has become the preferred method of dispute resolution for a wide range of commercial disputes.
The SIAC Academy Specialist Arbitration Series seeks to shine the spotlight on the different areas of arbitration disputes, the major stakeholders, contractual relationships, key legal principles and types of claims and defences that are typically brought in that area, as well as the issues and strategic considerations to take note of in each stage of the arbitration for that particular area of dispute.
In the fourth instalment of this series, we focus on Maritime and Shipping Arbitrations.
On the occasion of the Centenary of the ICC International Court of Arbitration, the President of the ICC Court will consider the characteristics of arbitral awards in the early days of the Court, the most common issues which arise during the Court’s scrutiny of awards and how arbitral awards may be drafted in the future.