The Singapore International Arbitration Cente (“SIAC“) adopted new arbitration rules on 1 August 2016 (“2016 SIAC Rules“). The SIAC Rules 2016 were jointly produced by the SIAC Secretariat working closely with the Rules Revision Executive Committee and various subcommittees of the Court of Arbitration of SIAC, and following extensive consultation with SIAC’s global Users Council and a public consultatio
Some of the key highlights of the SIAC Rules 2016 include: new provisions on consolidation, multiple contracts, and joinder of additional parties to facilitate the cost-effective and efficient resolution of disputes; the introduction of a procedure for the early dismissal of claims and defences, making SIAC the first amongst the world’s major commercial arbitration centres to adopt such a provision in its Rules; and delocalisation of the seat of arbitration.
The 2016 SIAC Rules can be found here: http://www.siac.org.sg/our-rules/rules/siac-rules-2016
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