The Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration is a specialist arbitration institution which provides a neutral, cost-effective and flexible framework for maritime and international trade arbitrations that is responsive to the needs of industry users. Its global and regional members hail from all sectors of maritime, trade and arbitration communities. SCMA attracts disputants in the region by providing tailored solutions to suit the region’s interests.
 

The Secretariat helms the promotion and development of SCMA across the region. The Secretariat also leads educational and training symposiums to foster thought leadership and encourage pragmatic solutions for maritime and trade businesses. The Registrar and Assistant Registrar provide on-demand administrative support to disputants and tribunals. 

The SCMA was originally established in November 2004 and was under management by the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC). Acting on industry feedback, the SCMA was reconstituted in May 2009 as a company limited by guarantee started functioning independently.

Funding for establishment and continued operation of the SCMA comes from the Singapore Maritime Foundation. Management of SCMA is overseen by a board of directors which is led by our Chairman, Senior Judge Chao Hick Tin.
 
 
OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
  • CHAO HICK TINCHAIRMANSenior Judge
    Supreme Court Singapore
  • CORINA SONGVICE-CHAIRPERSONPartnerAllen & Gledhill LLP
  • JAYA PRAKASHVICE-CHAIRPERSONIndependent Arbitrator & Mediator
  • QUAH LEY HOONMEMBERChief ExecutiveMaritime and Port
    Authority of Singapore
  • TAN BENG TEEMEMBERExecutive Director
    Singapore Maritime
    Foundation
  • CHONG IK WEIMEMBERPartner/Managing Director, Asia
    Clyde & Co.
  • LEONG KAH WAHMEMBERHead, Dispute ResolutionRajah & Tann Singapore LLP
  • JOHN SIMPSONMEMBERPartnerStephenson Harwood LLP
COMMITTEES
  • SCMA
    PROCEDURE
    COMMITTEE
  • SCMA
    PROMOTION
    COMMITTEE
  • SCMA
    LOCAL 
    USERS COUNCIL
  • SCMA
    APPOINTMENTS
    COMMITTEE
SECRETARIAT AND SERVICESThe SCMA Secretariat is helmed by the Registrar and responsible for providing tailored administrative support to the parties and the tribunal. The Secretariat assists the Chairman of the SCMA in exercising his powers under the SCMA Arbitration Rules as appointing authority and to determine challenges to tribunals. The Secretariat is otherwise on hand to provide information on the use of the SCMA Arbitration Rules and provide other services such as a fund holding facility.
  • PUNIT OZARegistrar & 
    Executive Director 

  • MICHELLELIMAdministrator
  • WINNIECHEWBusiness Development Manager
  • DAMIEN YEOAssistant Registrar & Legal Manager
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CLAIM QUANTUM
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