About our Courses

Although litigation has its advantages, it can be expensive, inflexible and time-consuming. That’s why more and more disputes are now being resolved out of court using alternative dispute resolution (ADR). As the use of ADR increases, there’s never been a better time to train with CIArb.

The most commonly practiced forms of ADR are arbitration, adjudication and mediation.

Why train with CIArb?

Whether you’re new to ADR and want to find out more, or an experienced practitioner looking for career-enhancing training, CIArb has a course and qualification for you.

Our courses offer a progressive educational ‘ladder’ for newcomers to ADR, right through to those with advanced levels of knowledge and skills. These courses enable you to keep abreast of changes in the legal environment, develop your knowledge and skills, meet industry peers and exchange ideas.

In addition, our courses will qualify you for membership of CIArb as Associate (ACIArb), Member (MCIArb) or Fellow (FCIArb). These internationally-recognised qualifications will provide you with a powerful mark of quality assurance.

If you need any help working out which course is right for you, view our Training pathway, or contact our CIArb Singapore Secretariat directly.

Training Pathways

The Pathways programme provides a progressive educational ‘ladder’, starting from the level of a new-comer to the field right through to advanced levels of knowledge and skills. By choosing the appropriate CIArb Training Pathway, you will gain expert know-how and recognition you need from the world’s leading professional body for dispute resolution.

Use our Training Pathways to establish which course or level of membership is best for your skills and experience as well as which course you should take if you wish to upgrade to a higher level of membership. If you need any further help working out which course is right for you, contact our CIArb Singapore Secretariat directly.

 

Upcoming Courses

Module 1 Law of Obligations & Civil Evidence (10 October 2017 - 12 June 2018)

This course is to provide an understanding of the law of England and Wales in relation to obligations and civil evidence that are relevant to how disputes may arise and be resolved. It is intended for individuals who may not have studied law previously and wish to gain an understanding of the elements of the law of obligations and civil evidence that affect matters in civil and commercial disputes. It is suitable for anyone with a general interest in dispute resolution and is essential for individuals who wish to go on to become qualified arbitrators, adjudicators or mediators. The level of knowledge developed by the course is equivalent to that of first degree law at university.

Course fees: S$2,200
Please refer to Course Details and Course Schedule for more details.

Please complete the Registration Form and email it to secretariat@ciarb.org.sg. Registrations close on 19 September 2017.

For more information, please email us: secretariat@ciarb.org.sg

Module 4 International Arbitration Award Writing (14 October 2017 - 07 March 2018)

This course is to provide the candidate with the knowledge required to analyse submissions, arrive at a conclusion and write a final, reasoned and enforceable arbitration Award in compliance with the UNCITRAL Model Law and Arbitration Rules.

This course focuses on the processes followed by an arbitrator in defining the issues that have to be decided by an Award, dealing with the submissions made by the parties, analysing the appropriate law, evaluating the evidence, applying the law to that evidence, arriving at a conclusion and then writing a final, reasoned and enforceable Award. It is therefore valuable for anyone wishing to understand the processes involved in award writing. It is also an essential requirement for qualification as a Fellow and for those who aim to practice as an international arbitrator.

Course fees: S$2,300
Please refer to Course Details and Course Schedule for more information.

Please complete the Registration Form and email it to secretariat@ciarb.org.sg. Registrations close on 14 September 2017.

For more information, please email us: secretariat@ciarb.org.sg

 

Past Courses – 2017

CIArb Asia Pacific Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration (21-29 October 2017)

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators of East Asia, Australia and Singapore conducted the Asia Pacific Diploma In International Arbitration in Hong Kong from 21 – 29 October 2017. Following the success in Singapore in 2016, this pre-eminent tertiary course offers a prestigious globally recognised qualification. Aimed at meeting the increasing demands for accredited arbitrators and arbitration practitioners to resolve cross border disputes in the Asia Pacific, the course is supported by international arbitral bodies and associations.

Accelerated Route to Membership (ARM) (27 September 2017 - 28 September 2017)

This is an assessment programme as opposed to a teaching module. Learning will be based on private study prior to the oral assessment workshop, reinforced by tutor input and peer discussion during the workshop. The programme is delivered over a period of two days, with assessment workshops on day one and an examination on day two. The programme dates advertised are the dates when candidates will be required to attend the assessment workshops and examination.

This course is to provide a fast-track route to Membership through the International (i.e. non-domestic) Arbitration Pathway. The Accelerated Route to Membership has been designed for busy, legally qualified professionals who have some unassessed knowledge of international arbitration. The aim of the programme is to assess whether the candidate has the knowledge required to understand the process of international arbitration.

Candidates must evaluate their personal suitability to undertake the programme, appreciating that the assessments are intensive and that they will be assessed against standard benchmarks. The programme covers the law underpinning the process and procedure of international arbitration. It is therefore valuable for anyone who is conversant with the law and practice of international arbitration generally, whether as a party or party representative. It is also an essential step for anyone aiming for Fellowship and for those who aim to practice as an arbitrator.

Course fees: S$2,000 (Members) / S$2,200 (Members of Reciprocal Associations) / S$2,500 (Non-Members)

Introduction to International Arbitration (18 September 2017)

This is a one-day course to provide an understanding of the general principles of international (i.e. non-domestic) arbitration and its relationship to other dispute resolution processes. The course will provide candidates with an introduction to the legal framework of, and good practice and procedure in, international arbitration in their jurisdiction.

Course fees: S$600 (Members of Reciprocal Associations) / S$750 (Non-Members)

Module 2 Law of International Arbitration (10 March 2017 - 12 July 2017)

This course is to provide candidates with a detailed knowledge of the UNCITRAL Model Law and Arbitration Rules underpinning the process and procedure of international (i.e. non-domestic) arbitration to enable them to understand and participate in such proceedings. It is therefore valuable for anyone wishing to understand the law and practice of international arbitration generally, whether as a party, party representative or witness. It is also an essential step for anyone aiming for Fellowship and for those who aim to practice internationally as an arbitrator.

Module 3 Practice and Procedure - (05 Oct 2016 - 27 May 2017)

This course is to provide candidates with a detailed knowledge of the main procedural elements of an international (i.e. non-domestic) arbitration using arbitration legislation based on the UNCITRAL Model Law and Arbitration Rules, to enable them to understand and participate in such proceedings.

This course focuses on the process, practice and procedure in international arbitration, with the exception of writing a reasoned and enforceable award. It is therefore valuable for anyone wishing to understand the practice and procedure of international arbitration generally, whether as a party, party representative or witness. It is also an essential requirement for qualification as a Fellow and for those who aim to practice as an international arbitrator.

Accelerated Route to Fellowship (ARF) (25 April 2017 - 26 April 2017)

This is an assessment programme as opposed to a teaching module. Learning will be based on private study prior to the oral assessment workshop, reinforced by tutor input and peer discussion during the workshop. The programme is delivered over a period of two days, with assessment workshops on both days. The programme dates advertised are the dates when candidates will be required to attend the assessment workshops.

This course is to provide a fast-track route towards Fellowship through the International (i.e. non-domestic) Arbitration Pathway. The Accelerated Route towards Fellowship has been designed for busy, legally qualified professionals who have substantial unassessed knowledge and experience of international arbitration. The aim of the programme is to assess whether the candidate has the knowledge required to apply the principles and procedure of international arbitration using arbitration legislation based on the UNCITRAL Model Law and Arbitration Rules and is capable of progressing to Module 4 – International Arbitration Award Writing.

Candidates must evaluate their personal suitability to undertake the programme, appreciating that the assessments are intensive and that they will be assessed against standard benchmarks.

This programme focuses on the process, practice and procedures in international arbitration – with the exception of writing a reasoned and enforceable Award. It is an essential requirement for qualification as a Fellow and for those who aim to practice as an arbitrator.

Accelerated Route to Membership (ARM) (12 April 2017 - 13 April 2017)

This is an assessment programme as opposed to a teaching module. Learning will be based on private study prior to the oral assessment workshop, reinforced by tutor input and peer discussion during the workshop. The programme is delivered over a period of two days, with assessment workshops on day one and an examination on day two. The programme dates advertised are the dates when candidates will be required to attend the assessment workshops and examination.

This course is to provide a fast-track route to Membership through the International (i.e. non-domestic) Arbitration Pathway. The Accelerated Route to Membership has been designed for busy, legally qualified professionals who have some unassessed knowledge of international arbitration. The aim of the programme is to assess whether the candidate has the knowledge required to understand the process of international arbitration.

Candidates must evaluate their personal suitability to undertake the programme, appreciating that the assessments are intensive and that they will be assessed against standard benchmarks. The programme covers the law underpinning the process and procedure of international arbitration. It is therefore valuable for anyone who is conversant with the law and practice of international arbitration generally, whether as a party or party representative. It is also an essential step for anyone aiming for Fellowship and for those who aim to practice as an arbitrator.

Introduction to International Arbitration (28 March 2017)

This is a one-day course to provide an understanding of the general principles of international (i.e. non-domestic) arbitration and its relationship to other dispute resolution processes. The course will provide candidates with an introduction to the legal framework of, and good practice and procedure in, international arbitration in their jurisdiction.

Module 4 International Arbitration Award Writing (14 Oct 2016 - 07 Mar 2017)

This course is to provide the candidate with the knowledge required to analyse submissions, arrive at a conclusion and write a final, reasoned and enforceable arbitration Award in compliance with the UNCITRAL Model Law and Arbitration Rules.

This course focuses on the processes followed by an arbitrator in defining the issues that have to be decided by an Award, dealing with the submissions made by the parties, analysing the appropriate law, evaluating the evidence, applying the law to that evidence, arriving at a conclusion and then writing a final, reasoned and enforceable Award. It is therefore valuable for anyone wishing to understand the processes involved in award writing.  It is also an essential requirement for qualification as a Fellow and for those who aim to practice as an international arbitrator.

Introduction to International Arbitration (BIAC) - (19 - 20 January 2017)

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) Singapore Branch was delighted to receive a delegation from the Bangladesh International Arbitration Centre (BIAC) to attend the Introduction to International Arbitration course in Singapore on 19-20 January 2017. This 2-day training was successfully organised and well attended by 47 delegates from the public and private sectors of Bangladesh. The course provided an understanding of the general principles of international (i.e. non-domestic) arbitration and its relationship to other dispute resolution processes, as well as an introduction to the legal framework of, and good practice and procedure in, international arbitration in their jurisdiction.

Led by Mr. Francis Xavier (Chairman, CIArb Singapore) & Mr. Chou Sean Yu (Vice-Chairman, CIArb Singapore), the teaching team included Ms. Sapna Jhangiani, Ms. Amanda Lees and Mr Paul Sandosham as well as two guest speakers Ms. Delphine Ho from SIAC and Mr. Abhinav Bhushan from the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC).

Mr. Shahidul Haque, Secretary to the Legislative and Parliamentary Affairs division of the Ministry of Law, Justice and Parliamentary affairs of Bangladesh, graced the inaugural ceremony together with distinguished guests Ms Lim Seok Hui, Chief Executive of Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC), Mr. Muhammad A. (Rumee) Ali, CEO of BIAC and Mr Ataur Rahman, Secretary General of ICC Bangladesh. The ceremony also witnessed the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between BIAC and the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) to foster closer alliance and partnership.

Besides being a learning platform, there were ample opportunities for delegates, speakers and guests to meet and network, which was a great takeaway from the event.

For photos of the event, please [click here].

 

Past Courses – 2016

Module 1 Laws of Obligations & Civil Evidence (01 March 2016 - 08 Nov 2016)

This course is to provide an understanding of the law of England and Wales in relation to obligations and civil evidence that are relevant to how disputes may arise and be resolved. It is intended for individuals who may not have studied law previously and wish to gain an understanding of the elements of the law of obligations and civil evidence that affect matters in civil and commercial disputes. It is suitable for anyone with a general interest in dispute resolution and is essential for individuals who wish to go on to become qualified arbitrators, adjudicators or mediators. The level of knowledge developed by the course is equivalent to that of first degree law at university.

CIArb Asia Pacific Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration Course (20 – 28 August 2016)

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) Asia Pacific Diploma in International Commercial Arbitration Course was held in Singapore between 20 and 28 August 2016. Successful completion offers a pathway to CIArb Fellowship and accreditation that carries a global qualification in the growing practice of international arbitration. Places are strictly limited.

Accelerated Route to Membership (ARM) (31 Mar 2016 - 1 Apr 2016)

This is an assessment programme as opposed to a teaching module. Learning will be based on private study prior to the oral assessment workshop, reinforced by tutor input and peer discussion during the workshop. The programme is delivered over a period of two days, with assessment workshops on day one and an examination on day two.  The programme dates advertised are the dates when candidates will be required to attend the assessment workshops and examination.

This course is to provide a fast-track route to Membership through the International (i.e. non-domestic) Arbitration Pathway.  The Accelerated Route to Membership has been designed for busy, legally qualified professionals who have some unassessed knowledge of international arbitration.  The aim of the programme is to assess whether the candidate has the knowledge required to understand the process of international arbitration.

Candidates must evaluate their personal suitability to undertake the programme, appreciating that the assessments are intensive and that they will be assessed against standard benchmarks. The programme covers the law underpinning the process and procedure of international arbitration.  It is therefore valuable for anyone who is conversant with the law and practice of international arbitration generally, whether as a party or party representative.  It is also an essential step for anyone aiming for Fellowship and for those who aim to practice as an arbitrator.

Accelerated Route to Fellowship (ARF) (21 - 22 March 2016)

This is an assessment programme as opposed to a teaching module. Learning will be based on private study prior to the oral assessment workshop, reinforced by tutor input and peer discussion during the workshop. The programme is delivered over a period of two days, with assessment workshops on both days.  The programme dates advertised are the dates when candidates will be required to attend the assessment workshops.

This course is to provide a fast-track route towards Fellowship through the International (i.e. non-domestic) Arbitration Pathway.  The Accelerated Route towards Fellowship has been designed for busy, legally qualified professionals who have substantial unassessed knowledge and experience of international arbitration.  The aim of the programme is to assess whether the candidate has the knowledge required to apply the principles and procedure of international arbitration using arbitration legislation based on the UNCITRAL Model Law and Arbitration Rules and is capable of progressing to Module 4 – International Arbitration Award Writing.

Candidates must evaluate their personal suitability to undertake the programme, appreciating that the assessments are intensive and that they will be assessed against standard benchmarks.

This programme focuses on the process, practice and procedures in international arbitration – with the exception of writing a reasoned and enforceable Award. It is an essential requirement for qualification as a Fellow and for those who aim to practice as an arbitrator.

 

Past Courses – 2015

Introduction to International Arbitration (Vietnam) - (31 July and 01 August 2015)

The Branch held an Introduction Course on international arbitration in Vietnam on 31 July and 1 August 2015, with the support of Rajah & Tann LCT law firm. The course was very well attended with a total of 47 candidates, who were mainly lawyers from Vietnam, who were very enthusiastic and showed a great interest in international arbitration. The course focussed on the UNCITRAL Model Law and UNCITRAL Rules. The course tutors and lecturers were Richard Tan, Francis Xavier SC, Chou Sean Yu and Kelvin Poon. There was also a special session on Institutional Arbitration and we were delighted and honoured to have as guest speakers, Mr Michael D. Lee, representing the ICDR, the international division of the American Arbitration Association and Ms Sylvia Lee, representing the ICC International Court of Arbitration.

Accelerated Route to Fellowship (ARF) (18 September 2015 - 19 September 2015)

This is an assessment programme as opposed to a teaching module. Learning will be based on private study prior to the oral assessment workshop, reinforced by tutor input and peer discussion during the workshop. The programme is delivered over a period of two days, with assessment workshops on both days.  The programme dates advertised are the dates when candidates will be required to attend the assessment workshops.

This course is to provide a fast-track route towards Fellowship through the International (i.e. non-domestic) Arbitration Pathway.  The Accelerated Route towards Fellowship has been designed for busy, legally qualified professionals who have substantial unassessed knowledge and experience of international arbitration.  The aim of the programme is to assess whether the candidate has the knowledge required to apply the principles and procedure of international arbitration using arbitration legislation based on the UNCITRAL Model Law and Arbitration Rules and is capable of progressing to Module 4 – International Arbitration Award Writing.

Candidates must evaluate their personal suitability to undertake the programme, appreciating that the assessments are intensive and that they will be assessed against standard benchmarks.

This programme focuses on the process, practice and procedures in international arbitration – with the exception of writing a reasoned and enforceable Award. It is an essential requirement for qualification as a Fellow and for those who aim to practice as an arbitrator.

Module 4 International Arbitration Award Writing (26 October 2015 - February 2016)

This course is to provide the candidate with the knowledge required to analyse submissions, arrive at a conclusion and write a final, reasoned and enforceable arbitration Award in compliance with the UNCITRAL Model Law and Arbitration Rules.

This course focuses on the processes followed by an arbitrator in defining the issues that have to be decided by an Award, dealing with the submissions made by the parties, analysing the appropriate law, evaluating the evidence, applying the law to that evidence, arriving at a conclusion and then writing a final, reasoned and enforceable Award. It is therefore valuable for anyone wishing to understand the processes involved in award writing.  It is also an essential requirement for qualification as a Fellow and for those who aim to practice as an international arbitrator.

Introduction to International Arbitration (20 November 2015)

This is a one-day course to provide an understanding of the general principles of international (i.e. non-domestic) arbitration and its relationship to other dispute resolution processes.  The course will provide candidates with an introduction to the legal framework of, and good practice and procedure in, international arbitration in their jurisdiction.

 

Past Courses – 2014

Module 3 Practice and Procedure - (06 October 2014 to 2 April 2015)

This course is to provide candidates with a detailed knowledge of the main procedural elements of an international (i.e. non-domestic) arbitration using arbitration legislation based on the UNCITRAL Model Law and Arbitration Rules, to enable them to understand and participate in such proceedings.

This course focuses on the process, practice and procedure in international arbitration, with the exception of writing a reasoned and enforceable award. It is therefore valuable for anyone wishing to understand the practice and procedure of international arbitration generally, whether as a party, party representative or witness.  It is also an essential requirement for qualification as a Fellow and for those who aim to practice as an international arbitrator.

Introduction to International Arbitration (Maldives) - (05-06 September 2014)

This is a one-day course to provide an understanding of the general principles of international (i.e. non-domestic) arbitration and its relationship to other dispute resolution processes.  The course will provide candidates with an introduction to the legal framework of, and good practice and procedure in, international arbitration in their jurisdiction.

Accelerated Route to Fellowship (ARF) (21 May 2014 - 22 May 2014)
From Wednesday, 21 May 2014

This is an assessment programme as opposed to a teaching module. Learning will be based on private study prior to the oral assessment workshop, reinforced by tutor input and peer discussion during the workshop. The programme is delivered over a period of two days, with assessment workshops on both days.  The programme dates advertised are the dates when candidates will be required to attend the assessment workshops.

This course is to provide a fast-track route towards Fellowship through the International (i.e. non-domestic) Arbitration Pathway.  The Accelerated Route towards Fellowship has been designed for busy, legally qualified professionals who have substantial unassessed knowledge and experience of international arbitration.  The aim of the programme is to assess whether the candidate has the knowledge required to apply the principles and procedure of international arbitration using arbitration legislation based on the UNCITRAL Model Law and Arbitration Rules and is capable of progressing to Module 4 – International Arbitration Award Writing.

Candidates must evaluate their personal suitability to undertake the programme, appreciating that the assessments are intensive and that they will be assessed against standard benchmarks.

This programme focuses on the process, practice and procedures in international arbitration – with the exception of writing a reasoned and enforceable Award. It is an essential requirement for qualification as a Fellow and for those who aim to practice as an arbitrator.

Module 2 -Laws of International Arbitration (10 March 2014 - 10 July 2014)

This course is to provide candidates with a detailed knowledge of the UNCITRAL Model Law and Arbitration Rules underpinning the process and procedure of international (i.e. non-domestic) arbitration to enable them to understand and participate in such proceedings. It is therefore valuable for anyone wishing to understand the law and practice of international arbitration generally, whether as a party, party representative or witness.  It is also an essential step for anyone aiming for Fellowship and for those who aim to practice internationally as an arbitrator.

Accelerated Route to Membership (ARM) (27 March 2014 - 28 March 2014)

This is an assessment programme as opposed to a teaching module. Learning will be based on private study prior to the oral assessment workshop, reinforced by tutor input and peer discussion during the workshop. The programme is delivered over a period of two days, with assessment workshops on day one and an examination on day two.  The programme dates advertised are the dates when candidates will be required to attend the assessment workshops and examination.

This course is to provide a fast-track route to Membership through the International (i.e. non-domestic) Arbitration Pathway.  The Accelerated Route to Membership has been designed for busy, legally qualified professionals who have some unassessed knowledge of international arbitration.  The aim of the programme is to assess whether the candidate has the knowledge required to understand the process of international arbitration.

Candidates must evaluate their personal suitability to undertake the programme, appreciating that the assessments are intensive and that they will be assessed against standard benchmarks. The programme covers the law underpinning the process and procedure of international arbitration.  It is therefore valuable for anyone who is conversant with the law and practice of international arbitration generally, whether as a party or party representative.  It is also an essential step for anyone aiming for Fellowship and for those who aim to practice as an arbitrator.

Introduction to International Arbitration (21 February 2014)
Friday, 21 February 2014

This is a one-day course to provide an understanding of the general principles of international (i.e. non-domestic) arbitration and its relationship to other dispute resolution processes.  The course will provide candidates with an introduction to the legal framework of, and good practice and procedure in, international arbitration in their jurisdiction.

Module 4 International Award Writing (31 March to 08 August 2014)
Tuesday, 28 January 2014

This course is to provide the candidate with the knowledge required to analyse submissions, arrive at a conclusion and write a final, reasoned and enforceable arbitration Award in compliance with the UNCITRAL Model Law and Arbitration Rules.

This course focuses on the processes followed by an arbitrator in defining the issues that have to be decided by an Award, dealing with the submissions made by the parties, analysing the appropriate law, evaluating the evidence, applying the law to that evidence, arriving at a conclusion and then writing a final, reasoned and enforceable Award. It is therefore valuable for anyone wishing to understand the processes involved in award writing.  It is also an essential requirement for qualification as a Fellow and for those who aim to practice as an international arbitrator.

Module 1 Laws of Obligations & Civil Evidence (07 January to 19 August 2014)
Tuesday, 07 January 2014

This course is to provide an understanding of the law of England and Wales in relation to obligations and civil evidence that are relevant to how disputes may arise and be resolved. It is intended for individuals who may not have studied law previously and wish to gain an understanding of the elements of the law of obligations and civil evidence that affect matters in civil and commercial disputes.  It is suitable for anyone with a general interest in dispute resolution and is essential for individuals who wish to go on to become qualified arbitrators, adjudicators or mediators. The level of knowledge developed by the course is equivalent to that of first degree law at university.

 

Archives

2013
  • Peer Interview for Fellowship (11 July 2013): A Peer Interview for Fellowship was conducted on 16 April 2014.
  • Accelerated Route to Fellowship (ARF) (22-23 May 2013): The Accelerated Route to Fellowship (International Arbitration) which entitles candidates a fast track route to Fellowship was conducted by the Singapore Branch on 22-23 May 2013. The 2-day assessment workshop was attended by 15 candidates.
  • Module 4 -International Award Writing (18 March 2013 – 22 July 2013): This course provides candidates with sufficient knowledge of and practice in all the requirements for the writing of a final, reasoned and enforceable arbitration Award in a commercial dispute.
  • Accelerated Route to Membership (25-26 March 2013): The Accelerated Route to Membership (International Arbitration) which entitles candidates a fast track route to Membership was conducted by the Singapore Branch on 25-26 April 2013.
  • Introduction to International Arbitration (26 March 2013): Provides an understanding of the general principles of international arbitration.
2012
  • Module 4 -International Award Writing (30 Oct 2012 – 28 Feb 2013): This course provides candidates with sufficient knowledge of and practice in all the requirements for the writing of a final, reasoned and enforceable arbitration Award in a commercial dispute.
  • Accelerated Route to Fellowship (ARF) (7-8 June 2012): The Accelerated Route to Fellowship (International Arbitration) which entitles candidates a fast track route to Fellowship.
  • Introduction to International Arbitration (29 February 2012): Provides an understanding of the general principles of international arbitration.
  • Module 1 Laws of Obligations & Civil Evidence (Jan – Sep 2012): This course is to provide an understanding of the law of England and Wales in relation to obligations and civil evidence that are relevant to how disputes may arise and be resolved.