Fudan-SIAC Concludes Course on “SIAC and Institutional Arbitration”

Updated: 12,20,2021

On November 25, 2021, Fudan University Law School and the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) jointly launched the SIAC and Institutional Arbitration course for the academic year 2021-2022. Highly experienced professors, arbitrators, lawyers from Singapore, the US and China, taught various components of the course. Nearly 80 Fudan students participated in the study.

Professor Chen Li, Vice Dean of Fudan University School of Law, and Ms Gloria Lim, CEO of SIAC delivered an opening speech for the course. The course is lectured by leading arbitration practitioners, including: Professor Lucy Reed, President of the Court of Arbitration of SIAC, Mr Lijun Cao, Member of the Court of Arbitration of SIAC, Mr Kevin Nash, Registrar of SIAC, Ms Qian Wu and Ms Pauline Low, both Counsel of SIAC, Mr Chan Hock Keng of WongPartnership LLP, Professor Manjiao Chi of the University of International Business and Economics, Mr BenjaminMiao of Fangda Partners, Mr William Ong of Allen & Gledhill LLP, Mr Lei Shi of Clifford Chance LLP, Ms Yan Zhang of Sidley Austin LLP, and Ms MarianaZhong of Huizhong Law Firm.

Due to the impact of the global pandemic, this course was taught remotely this year. The course topics covered the introduction to SIAC, the constitution of arbitral tribunals, jurisdictional objections, consolidation and joinder of arbitrations, emergency arbitration, arbitral proceedings, awards and costs of arbitration, and investor-state dispute settlement and alternative dispute resolution. The course is based on SIAC arbitration rules and relevant court decisions, and include class exercises to assist students to understand the knowledge from a practical perspective.

Fudan University Law School and SIAC first launched the course in 2020. It aims to help students understand the main arbitration rules and procedures of international commercial arbitration and equip them with the basic skills to conduct legal research on the various aspects of international commercial arbitration. Students had highly rated the course.

Since the commencement of the cooperation, Fudan University Law School and SIAC have cooperated in organizing public lectures, workshops, and other events to promote the development and practice of international arbitration.

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