FedArb and SIAC Announce Strategic Alliance
August 29, 2022 – FedArb and the Singapore International Arbitration Center (SIAC) have announced a new strategic partnership that combines their panel lists for intellectual property matters.
SIAC is among the leading international arbitration institutions and FedArb is one of the leading arbitration organizations in the United States, with extensive expertise in intellectual property.
SIAC plans to be more active in California with a focus on intellectual property disputes so that litigants in an SIAC arbitration can have their SIAC arbitrations seated in Palo Alto, California. SIAC has developed a new model clause the provides that: The arbitrator(s) shall be selected from the FedArb IP Panel of Arbitrators and/or SIAC IP Panel of Arbitrators.
“Given our impressive roster of intellectual property arbitrators, allowing SIAC litigants to take advantage of FedArb‘s roster was a natural decision,” said Kennen D. Hagen, FedArb’s president and CEO. “We look forward to a long and successful relationship between our organizations.”
“SIAC is committed to bringing its best-in-class case management expertise to California. This partnership with FedArb leverages off the strengths of both institutions and deepens SIAC’s ties with the California arbitration community,” said Adriana Uson, SIAC’s Head of Americas.
In 2020, SIAC announced it was expanding its presence into the United States with the opening of its office in New York. This is the fifth location overseas for SIAC, which also has offices in Mumbai, Shanghai, Seoul, and GIFT City Gujarat.
For over a decade, the leading law firms have used FedArb’s panel of more than 60 former Article III federal judges and 30 distinguished neutrals to successfully mediate and arbitrate hundreds of high profile complex civil cases–typically achieving results more efficiently and cost effectively than through litigation. FedArb’s panelists also work with law firms on internal investigations, mock trials and on corporate monitoring assignments. FedArb provides around-the-clock administrative services and requires its neutrals to honor the parties’ deadlines, saving clients time and money.