Author Archives: Eric Lai

About Eric Lai

Associate, CMS Holborn Asia

Updates on Third Party Funding in Singapore and developments in Mediation

Third Party Funding We covered the key proposed changes under the Civil Law (Amendment) Bill 2016 (“Funding Bill“) in our earlier post, which provides a framework for third party funding in Singapore. It will currently apply to international arbitration proceedings … Continue reading

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Joint Seminar on The Arb-Med-Arb Protocol: The Future of Alternative Dispute Resolution? (10 January 2017, Jakarta, Indonesia)

  We are delighted to host a panel discussion on The Arb-Med-Arb Protocol: The Future of Alternative Dispute Resolution? alongside the Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC) and Pusat Mediasi Nasional (the Indonesian Mediation Center) (PMN) on 10 January 2017, 5 pm – 6.30 … Continue reading

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An overview: How do the key changes to the SIAC Rules compare with some of the other major arbitral institutions?

  SIAC (2016 rules) ICC LCIA HKIAC Consolidation of multi-contract disputes ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ Joinder of parties and non-parties ✔ ✔ ✔ ✘ (Non-parties disallowed) Early dismissal of claims/ defences ✔ ✘ ✘ ✘ Delocalising the Seat of Arbitration … Continue reading

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SIAC 2016 Rules: The key changes

On 1 July 2016, the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (“SIAC“) published the latest revised set of SIAC Rules (“SIAC 2016 Rules“), which will come into effect on 1 August 2016. The SIAC 2016 Rules are available here. The SIAC’s draft revised … Continue reading

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