SCMA In-Person Seminar: Cross-border Insolvency and Maritime Law (3.00PM - 5.00PM) (Public CPD Point: 1)
1 - 1 December 2022
Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore 460 Alexandra Road, #25-00 Singapore 119963

In this seminar, Mr Jeremy Richmond KC will be presenting on the impact of ship line insolvency on international trade contracts and will consider some practical strategies for dealing with such insolvencie

[SCMA-LSLC Hybrid Seminar] Sanctions and Shipping: An Evolving Landscape, 24 Nov 2022, 5.00PM - 6.30PM
24 - 24 November 2022
Maxwell Chambers (Room 213), 32 Maxwell Road, #03-01, Singapore 069115
Ms Maureen Poh of Helmsman LLC will facilitate a panel discussion on the impact of sanctions on shipping and insurance law, force majeure and exception clauses in charter parties involving Ukrainian ports, and the decision of MUR Shipping BV v RTI Ltd where sanctions prevented payment. The panellists are Mr Roderick Codara KC of Essex Court, Mr Ian Teo of Helmsman LLC, Mr Francis Hornyold-Strickland of 36 Stone, and Mr Karnan Thirupathy of Kennedys Law LLP
SCMA Networking Reception 2022
15 November 2022
32 Maxwell Road, Maxwell Chambers, #03-01, Rooms 301 & 302, Singapore 069115
The Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration (SCMA) held its networking reception on 15 Nov 2022 at Maxwell Chambers. The reception served as a platform for SCMA to reconnect with the industry players from the legal and maritime community. We were honoured to have the Guest Speaker for our event, The Honourable Justice S. Mohan, share with us his thoughts on how the maritime and alternative dispute resolution landscape has evolved and the role that SCMA can play. To view the transcript of Justice S. Mohan’s address, please click here.
SCMA Perspectives Series: Cross-Examination in International Arbitration (2.15PM - 5.00PM)
14 November 2022
Allen & Gledhill LLP, One Marina Boulevard, Level 31, Singapore 018989

In this seminar, Mr. Greg Laughton SC will share his knowledge and expertise on cross-examination in international arbitration. Aside from the general tenets, advocates, arbitrators, and expert can expect to learn analysing expert evidence, preparing for effective cross-examination of experts, and the style needed when experts give evidence together.

Regional Arbitral Institutes Forum (RAIF) Conference 2022 hosted by SIArb
30 October 2022 - 30 November 2022
The Straits Room, Level 4, The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
The RAIF conference is back in Singapore for the first time since 2014. The conference brings together nine professional institutes of arbitrators across the Asia-Pacific region to share knowledge and collaborate for the benefit of all their members.
SCMA Maritime Arbitrator Accreditation Programme 2022
14 October 2022

SCMA’s Maritime Arbitrator Accreditation Programme (MAAP) is back! Offered by SCMA and the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators (SIArb) in conjunction with the SIArb-SCMA Maritime Arbitrator’s Fellowship Course, SCMA’s MAAP will be held IN PERSON on 14 October 2022 and will be instructed by 2 of SCMA’S esteemed arbitration panel members - Mr Andrew Moran QC and Mr Prem Gurbani. SCMA members will enjoy discounted course fees.

Singapore International Bunkering Conference and Exhibition (SIBCON) 2022
4 - 7 October 2022
Resorts World Sentosa, Singapore

SIBCON is the world’s largest and most influential marine fuel event that will address trade and supply chain developments, and the growth and commercial realities of the fuels marketplace. SCMA members are entitled to a preferential rate. Please email for the discount code and click below link "View programme details" to register.

[SIArb event] In-Person Lecture: Arbitration in the Age of Sustainability (27 September 2022, 4.45 pm - 6.00 pm)
27 September 2022
1 Marina Boulevard, NTUC Centre, Level 7 Room 701, Singapore 018989

As the world moves to place the global economy on a more sustainable basis, the effects are sure to feed through into the resolution of disputes. Siraj Omar SC will discuss how this will affect arbitration in Singapore and internationally. How will it change the types of disputes we are faced with? How will it change the arbitral process? And what do arbitrators and other practitioners need to learn, or change in the way they practice, in order to be ready for this future?

[SIArb] Lecture Series “Beyond Arbitration: Global Perspectives” Values and Interests in International Relations
06 September 2022
Mayer Brown Singapore & Zoom (Hybrid)
The lecture will deal with the roles of principles, law and international organisations (collectively ‘values’) in diplomacy and foreign policy, drawing on historical and contemporary examples such as the Balkan wars of 1990s, Rwandan genocide, Ukraine, and Myanmar.
[Asia Pacific Institute of Experts (APIEx)]
Hybrid Format: Expert Evidence in a Post Pandemic World: A Focus on Witness Conferencing and Single Joint Experts
02 September 2022
Offices of Reed Smith Singapore, Ocean Financial Centre
The Asia Pacific Institute of Experts is presenting two panel sessions of preeminent practitioners to discuss the current hot topics in expert evidence. The first session will explore the nuances of witness conferencing and the second session focuses on the Single Joint Expert (“SJE”).
Mediation of Shipping and International Trade Disputes – Singapore’s Role in Maritime Dispute Resolution
31 August 2022

As part of Singapore Convention Week 2022, SCMA's panel will deliberate which option - arbitration, mediation, or arb-med-arb - works best for the shipping and trade sector in view of the increasingly uncertain geo-political environment and risks of disruption to the global supply chain.

[Global Arbitration Review (GAR)] In-person event: GAR Live: Singapore
23 August 2022
Maxwell Chambers, Singapore

This full day in person event will host thought leaders from the world of arbitration including, lawyers, in-house counsel, and arbitrators to debate and analyse pressing matters in metaverse, blockchain, cryptocurrency and sanctions in the south-east Asia region and beyond. 

[IBA] IBA Maritime and Transport Law Committee Mid-Year Conference: The new world of shipping post-Covid
6 - 8 June 2022
JW Marriott Hotel South Beach, Singapore
A conference presented by the IBA Maritime and Transport Law Committee and supported by the IBA Asia Pacific Regional Forum.  Visit the conference page here: To download a copy of the latest programme, please click “Conference programme” under conference links at the top of the page.


[SIArb event] SIArb Roundtable Discussion on: “How to Make a Career in Arbitration”
2 - 2 June 2022
The SIArb Young Practitioners Network is proud to present this roundtable discussion with a distinguished and diverse panel of speakers who will share their experiences and war stories towards establishing a career in arbitration.
[SIArb event] SIArb Webinar: Conflicts of Law in International Arbitration
18 May 2022

The distinguished panel will share their knowledge and practical experience on the subject of Conflicts of Law in International Arbitration. SCMA members enjoy discounted rates to this event. 


Key legal challenges from Digitalization & Decarbonization
06 April 2022
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In line with the Singapore Maritime Week's theme of “Transformation for Growth”, the Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration (SCMA), will be holding a panel discussion on “Key legal challenges from Digitalization & Decarbonization” talking about some of the changes in law, legislation needed, new challenges and claims, in particular accommodating EEXI, CII and EU ETS regulations in supply chain contracts & charterparties.


[IMSML Event] Speed and Consumption Warranties after The "C Challenger" : Anything Goes ?
05 April 2022
Simon Rainey QC discusses the recent English Court of Appeal decision in the “C CHALLENGER” [2022] EWCA Civ 231 and its effect on speed and consumption warranties given by owners. This event should be of interest to shipowners, charterers, lawyers and other interested commercial parties.
[APIEx event] Single Joint Experts – A New Balance in Singapore’s New Civil Procedure?
29 March 2022

To illuminate concept and share practical tips on the new “common expert” or single joint expert, an expert panel comprising lawyers as well as experts who have acted as SJEs outside Singapore will share their insights and wisdom with attendees. SCMA members enjoy discounted rates to this event. 

[SIArb course] Online International Entry Course (IEC) 2022
22 March 2022

A new edition of SIArb's International Entry Course is now open for registration. Candidates who pass the International Entry Course may, subject to satisfying other relevant criteria, qualify for admission as a Member of SIArb. 

[SIArb event] “You Can’t Re-Open that Question!” - Res Judicata in International Arbitration
09 March 2022

SCMA members enjoy discounted rates to this event. 


Maxwell Conversations: Good Faith in International Arbitration
17 February 2022
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SCMA is pleased to be a supporting organisation of the upcoming Maxwell Conversations, “Good Faith in International Arbitration”, by Maxwell Chambers. 

SCMA Rules 4th Edition
27 January 2022

The 4th edition of SCMA Arbitration Rules has been launched and will apply to all arbitrations commencing on and after 1 January 2022.

In this webinar, the changes to the SCMA Arbitration Rules will be introduced. This will be followed by a discussion on the usability and applicability of the Rules.

[SIArb] Crossing Continents: What Can Singapore and Switzerland Learn From Each Other?
13 January 2022

In this webinar, the panel will compare aspects of arbitration law and practice in the two jurisdictions and ask what lessons Singapore and Switzerland can learn from each other to build on their success and how Singapore can maintain its attractiveness for cases governed by civil law systems. SCMA members enjoy discounted rates to this event.

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