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Maritime Arbitration – Tips on Rules and Practices (14 August 2018)
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About the Seminar:

Maritime arbitration and general commercial arbitration exist within the same legal framework or curial law, but there are specialised rules customised for maritime arbitration.
In this seminar, we explore the changes brought about by the LMAA Rules 2017. The panelists will draw comparisons between ad hoc maritime arbitrations and those conducted under the LMAA Rules, the SCMA Rules and the SIAC Rules.
In addition, there will be discussions on whether there is a set of unspoken rules, or culture, that sets maritime arbitration apart from commercial arbitration.
Join us for free flow of wines, beers, soft drinks and food after the seminar!

 Seminar Programme:

5.00 –5.30pm           Registrations and Standing Buffet Reception
5.30 – 5.45pm

Opening Remarks by Chairperson

Mr. Chan Leng Sun S.C - Principal, Baker & McKenzie.Wong & Leow; Immediate Past President, Singapore Institute of Arbitrators
5.45 – 6.15pm

New LMAA Rules, Differences with the old LMAA and the SCMA Rules

Mr. Andrew G Moran QC – Resident, The Arbitration Chambers
 6.15 - 7.00pm

Differences and Tips on running an ad hoc, SCMA and SIAC arbitration

Mr. Prem Gurbani – Consultant, Gurbani & Co

7.00 – 7.15pm Q&A Session
7.15 – 8.15pm Networking Drinks

About the Speakers:

Mr. Andrew G Moran QC is a senior English Queen’s Counsel appointed in 1994. He is now a full-time arbitrator, having ceased practice as counsel in 2017 in order to concentrate on his role as an international arbitrator. He is also a former Deputy High Court Judge in England and Wales. Through over 40 years in practice (24 years in silk), he has acquired extensive experience in civil, maritime and commercial litigation and arbitration. Andrew still sits at first instance and as an occasional Judge of Appeal in the Isle of Man, and has tried a range of heavy commercial, maritime and banking cases. He has also presided as the Chairman of specialist market tribunals of the International Petroleum Exchange, the International Commodities Exchange, and as legal adviser to the Tribunal at the London International Financial Futures Exchange in the City of London.In 2016, Andrew assumed residency in The Arbitration Chambers, focusing his extensive experience in dispute resolution as an independent arbitrator based in Singapore but arbitrating in Asia, the Middle East and Europe.
Mr. Prem Gurbani has been in continuous practice since being admitted to the Singapore Bar in January 1978. He has practiced in litigious and non-litigious aspects of commercial law, maritime law, commodity disputes and insurance law. In 1989, Prem founded Gurbani & Co. Prem has acted as Arbitrator or as Counsel for nearly twenty years in arbitrations held under the Rules of the LMAA (London Maritime Arbitrations Association), GAFTA (Grain and Feed Trade Association, London), FOSFA (Federation of Oils, Seeds and Fats Association Ltd, London), ICC (International Chamber of Commerce), PORAM (Palm Oil Refiners Association of Malaysia), SIAC (Singapore International Arbitration Centre) and the SCMA (Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration). In 2012, Prem became a Consultant in Gurbani & Co. thereafter focusing on arbitrating maritime, commodity and insurance disputes. He was previously a Director of the Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration and is presently a Director of the Singapore Maritime Foundation.

About the Chairperson:

 francisgoh Mr. Chan Leng Sun S.C is Baker & McKenzie’s Global Head of Arbitration. He is a Senior Counsel of the Supreme Court of Singapore and is also qualified in Malaysia and England. Leng Sun has a broad commercial practice that covers maritime law, international trade and company law. Leng Sun is the Deputy Chairman of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) and a Chartered Arbitrator. He is the Deputy Chairman of the SGX (Singapore Exchange) Appeals Committee and the Immediate Past President of the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators. Leng Sun has most recently been recognized among the top lawyers worldwide by 'Who's Who Legal - Litigation 2017' and "Who's Who Legal - Arbitration 2017". He is described by Chambers Asia-Pacific 2017 as "one of the best arbitrators and practitioners in arbitration."

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(includes refreshments & materials, if any)

Early Bird Rate
(Valid only until 14 Jun 2018)
Regular Rate
SIArb Members S$ 60.00 S$ 70.00
Members of:
Marine Offshore Oil & Gas Association (MOOGAS); Regional Arbitral Institute Forum (RAIF); Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA); Society of Construction Law Singapore (SCL (S)); Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration (SCMA)
S$ 80.00 S$ 90.00
Others S$ 110.00 S$ 120.00
Location Orchid Ballroom, 6 Eu Tong Sen Street, #04-85, The Central (Clarke Quay), Singapore 059817
SILE CPD Points -
Practice Area: Alternative Dispute Resolution
Training Level : General
Public CPD Points : 1.5


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