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International Arbitration Competition 2017 (Deadline: 1 November 2017)
We are happy to announce that the deadline for entries is extended to 1 November 2017. The competition is focused around a fictional ad hoc arbitration. You are the chair of the tribunal. The evidentiary hearing is due to take place soon. At a pre-hearing conference call to discuss the issue of witness evidence, the members of the tribunal and the parties' representatives have different views on and cannot agree how evidence should be taken. As the presiding arbitrator, you have to rule on the procedure to be adopted. You will need to prepare a draft order for discussion with your co-arbitrators, and some notes so that you can explain your order and persuade your co-arbitrators to adopt it. Full details of the competition can be found in the competition pack.

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In-House Counsel Seminar: IP Contracts and Disputes in Life Sciences - Problems and Solutions (22 November 2017)

CIArb Singapore is proud to be a supporting organisation for the upcoming In-House Counsel Seminar: IP Contracts and Disputes in Life Sciences - Problems and Solutions, which will take place on November 22, 2017 in Singapore. The Seminar will provide an overview of the contractual framework of collaborations in the pharmaceutical, BioTech and MedTech sectors, relevant IP matters, actual and potential disputes and options to resolve such disputes. Experienced in-house and external counsel will present techniques and strategies for using Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) procedures, including mediation and arbitration, for disputes arising in the Life Sciences area.

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CIArb Singapore Members' Evening 2017 (29 November 2017)

The CIArb Singapore branch is pleased to invite its members and guests to its annual gathering. The Members' Evening is the perfect occasion for members and guests in the arbitration community to meet and interact. It is also an opportunity for us to welcome our new members and Fellows, as well as for the Board and Committees to express their appreciation to our members and supporters from Singapore and overseas who made this year's events so successful. We will also be announcing and presenting the winners of our inaugural Witness Conferencing Competition.

The Members' Evening will be held at Empress (1 Empress Place, #01-03, Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore 179555) from 6.30pm till late. Come and join your fellow members for an evening of delightful company, stimulating conversation and wonderful merriment. Formal invitations and more details to follow!

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Events Highlights 

 YMG Roundtable Event (5 September 2017) 

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                                             Event Panel                                                                                                         Participants   

On 5 September 2017, CIArb organised a Young Members Group (“YMG”) roundtable event at SMU School of Law on “How to Develop a Career in International“. The event panel was made up of international arbitration practitioners with diverse backgrounds in international arbitration. It comprised of Koh Swee Yen of WongPartnership LLP, Gitta Satryani of Herbert Smith Feehills, Kevin Nash of Singapore International Arbitration Centre, and chaired by Benson Lim of Hogan Lovells Lee & Lee.

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YMG Supper Club Events (20 July 2017 & 28 September 2017)

We were delighted to welcome honorary guests, Mr. Christopher Lau SC and Dr. Michael Hwang SC, to the YMG July and September Supper Club Events respectively. The July Supper Club Event was held at Sabai Fine Thai on the Bay, and the September event was held at Oxwell & Co. By popular demand, the YMG will be holding further Supper Club Events with notable speakers, at great locations.

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Talk by Iain Potter -  "Accelerated Receipt, A Risky Business" (4 October 2017)

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                        Participants                                                                                 Steffen Pedersen (Member of the Events & Social Committee,
                                                                                                                                                    CIArb Singapore) and Mr. Iain Potter

The talk included a recap of the fundamental and less contentious aspects of applying discounts for accelerated receipt and explored some of the disputed aspects, including:
- What discount rates other than WACC might be applied and why;
- A comparison of the ex ante and ex post approaches to loss quantification; and
- How issues arising in cases from Bwllfa to Bunge v Nidera can impact on the work of financial experts and affect the instructions they require from counsel. 

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 Upcoming Courses

2018 Courses
The dates for the courses commencing in 2018 will be announced by January 2018. Should you be interested in the following courses and would like to be informed of the confirmed date(s), you may contact the Secretariat at

Introduction to International Arbitration (*Online assessment)
Module 1 Law of Obligations and Civil Evidence
Module 2 Law of International Arbitration
Module 3 Practice and Procedure
Module 4 International Award Writing
Accelerated Route to Membership (ARM)
Accelerated Route to Fellowship (ARF)

Candidates for the Introduction to International Arbitration course in 2018 are expected to sit the online multiple-choice assessment.
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