2 March, 2016
SIAC commemorated the official launch of its Shanghai office with a cocktail reception on 2 March 2016 in Shanghai, which was attended by over 200 international and local guests, including members of our SIAC Board of Directors and Court of Arbitration, leading international arbitration practitioners, corporate lawyers and general counsel from various industries. Senior representatives from International Enterprise (IE) Singapore, mainland Chinese arbitration commissions (including China International Economic and Trade Arbitration Commission (CIETAC), Shanghai International Arbitration Centre (SHIAC), Shanghai Arbitration Commission and China Maritime Arbitration Commission), as well as various chambers of commerce such as China Chamber of International Commerce and Chamber of International Commerce Shanghai, also attended the event.
The official launch featured opening speeches by Mr Philip Ong, Acting Consul-General, Singapore Consulate-General in Shanghai; Mr Yu Jianlong, Secretary-General, China Chamber of International Commerce; Mr Cavinder Bull, SC, Vice-President, SIAC Court of Arbitration and Deputy Chairman, SIAC Board of Directors and Ms Lim Seok Hui, CEO, SIAC and SIMC.
The Shanghai office will serve as a platform for SIAC to promote and develop international arbitration in China together with our partners and friends in the Chinese arbitration community.