The Legal Framework for Arbitration in Singapore

General Information

  • UNCITRAL Model-Law based: Yes.
  • Legal Provisions: International Arbitration Act (Chapter 10) is applicable only for domestic arbitration; International Arbitration is governed by the International Arbitration Act (Chapter 143A); The Text of the International Arbitration Act (Chapter 143A) is available on the website of Singapore's Attorney General.

Multilateral Conventions

  • New York Convention: Yes (accession: 21 August 1986); reservations and declarations: The Republic of Singapore will on the basis of reciprocity apply the said Convention to the recognition and enforcement of only those awards which are made in the territory of another Contracting State.
  • European Convention: No.
  • ICSID Convention: Yes. (ratification: 14 October 1986; entry into force: 13 November 1968); reservations: none.
  • Energy Charter Treaty: No.

Arbitral Institutions

Last updated July 2017