The Competition: International Arbitration, International Commercial Courts and the Singapore Convention

Tuesday, November 16
9:00 AM – 10:15 AM

Sponsor – SIAC


Businesses facing international disputes have an increasing range of options beyond arbitration with the rise of international commercial courts and the increasing prominence of mediation following the launch of the Singapore Convention. Join us as we examine and explore what such competition might mean for the future of international arbitration and the role arbitral institutions may play to preserve and progress the utility of arbitration in an increasingly crowded dispute resolution marketplace.

Topics for discussion include the relationship between commercial courts and international arbitration, effect of the Singapore Convention on international arbitration, and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on each of these dispute resolution mechanisms.

A request for CLE credit is pending for NY. To receive credit, please record the codes that will be displayed on the screen during the program and submit the CLE form (linked below) and evaluation. You must provide your state bar/ARDC number in order to receive credit.

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  • Professor Lawrence Boo; National University of Singapore; Singapore
  • Toby Landau QC; Counsel and Arbitrator – Duxton Hill Chambers
  • Lucy Reed; Independent Arbitrator – Arbitration Chambers
  • Aníbal Sabater; Partner, Chaffetz Lindsey; New York City, NY, USA
  • Dr. S.I. Strong; Associate Professor of Law – The University of Sydney Law School; Sydney, Australia