The Singapore Branch held its 9th AGM on 30 April 2019.

At the AGM, Chou Sean Yu who presided as Chairman took the meeting through the Branch’s Directors’ Report for 2018/2019 which set out details of the membership, events organised, courses run and other activities of the Branch from April 2018 to March 2019.

Several events were held in the year 2018/2019 including the inaugural Asia Pacific regional conference held on 23 April 2019. Other events included talks by Sara Masters QC, Dr. Kate Parlett, Professor Janet Walker, and Sir Robert Akenhead. The Branch also co-organised the Joint WIPO CIArb SFA Fintech & Arbitration Seminar, and held its yearly CIArb Singapore Members’ Evening 2018 on 21 November 2018.

Various courses were conducted in 2018. As the Institute had launched its new Pathway courses in 2018, the Branch focused on the progression of candidates who are currently in the old Pathway, to enable them to progress to become Fellows of CIArb. The courses conducted were the Accelerated Route towards Fellowship (ARF), Introduction to International Arbitration, Module 2 and Module 4. Besides courses in Singapore, the Branch continued its collaboration with professional organizations in the region. A training course run by the Branch was held in Vietnam in October 2018 and the Branch was also delighted to host a 3rd delegation from the Bangladesh International Arbitration Centre (BIAC) to attend the Introduction to International Arbitration course in Singapore in November 2018.

The Branch is also proud to announce the election of Francis Xavier SC, as the CIArb Global President for 2020 and Vice-President for 2019. Francis was the Chairman of the CIArb Singapore Branch from 2015-2017.

Click here for the Minutes of the 9th AGM.

Consequent to the 9th AGM, an election for the office-bearers in the Board for the new term was held. The following office bearers were appointed:

Paul Sandosham (Chairman)
Sapna Jhangiani (Vice-Chairman)
Jonathan Choo (Hon. Secretary)
Richard Hayler (Hon. Treasurer)

Paul Sandosham took over from Chou Sean Yu as Chairman of the Singapore Branch. As immediate past Chairman, Chou Sean Yu will remain as a Director of the Board. The office-bearers were duly-elected by the Board.

The Singapore Branch currently has 16 Directors. Simon Dunbar and Raja Bose retired from the Board and the Branch would like to duly acknowledge their contributions during their tenure. Tan Chuan Thye SC and Mahesh Rai stood for election as directors and were duly elected.

Board of Directors: 2019-2020
1. Paul Sandosham (Chairman)
2. Sapna Jhangiani (Vice-Chairman)
3. Jonathan Choo (Hon. Secretary)
4. Richard Hayler (Hon. Treasurer)
5. Chou Sean Yu (Immediate Past Chairman)
6. Francis Xavier SC
7. Richard Tan
8. Amanda Lees
9. Balasamy Rengarajoo
10. Andrew Yeo
11. Timothy Cooke
12. Kent Phillips
13. Mark McGeoch
14. Steven Lim
15. Tan Chuan Thye SC
16. Mahesh Rai