18 May 2017
SIAC Seminar on “The Bear and the Lion: A Comparison of the Regimes for Interim Measures in International Arbitration in Russia and Singapore - Types, Timing and Tactics”


SIAC held its inaugural event at the St. Petersburg International Legal Forum in St. Petersburg, Russia on 18 May 2017.

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Welcome Address by Lim Seok Hui Left to Right: Francis Xavier, SC, Randolph Khoo,
Chou Sean Yu, Julia Zagonek and Timur Aitkulov

The seminar started off with a welcome address by Ms Lim Seok Hui, the CEO of SIAC. The panel, comprising leading international arbitration practitioners from Singapore and Russia, discussed, amongst other things, the differences in the regimes for interim measures that are available in international arbitration proceedings in Russia and Singapore, including the advantages of seeking interim measures from an Emergency Arbitrator under the SIAC Rules, what strategy and tactics to deploy at which stage (pre- and post-Tribunal constitution) of the arbitration, as well as when to involve the courts of the seat.

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Left to Right: Francis Xavier, SC, Randolph Khoo,
Chou Sean Yu, Julia Zagonek and Timur Aitkulov

Members of the audience

The event attracted many Russian practitioners and in-house counsel, who asked the panel for practical tips and advice on SIAC’s rules on Emergency Arbitrators and enforcement of SIAC awards.
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