Executive Programme 2024

International Arbitration Law

DATES: Monday 13th May 2024 to Wednesday 15th May 2024

From 5:00 pm to 8:30 pm, Singapore Time (GMT+8)

This module is conducted in-person at ASSAS.
Participants outside Singapore may choose to attend this module via Zoom.

Speaker’s Profile

Oommen Mathew

Managing Partner of Omni Law LLC

Oommen Mathew is a veteran counsel with close to 30 years of experience in arbitration and litigation. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators ( FCIArb) UK and holds dual qualifications to practise as an advocate of the Supreme Court of Singapore and as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales.

He is currently the Managing Director of Omni Law LLC, a boutique dispute resolutions firm in Singapore after heading the local offices of Eversheds LLP and DWF as Managing Partner. He has appeared as counsel in corporate and shareholder disputes, trusts, insolvency, property, upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas and renewable energy cases.

This course covers the procedural framework and practical aspects of international arbitration and focusses on some common issues found in international arbitrations.

Over the last two decades, growth in cross-border transactions has made international arbitration the preferred method of dispute resolution. Arbitration is regarded to be more advantageous than national courts for a variety of reasons. Arbitrators are experts in their respective fields, ensuring that each arbitration will have decision-makers that are neutral and well experienced with the disputed issues. Arbitration awards are internationally recognised and enforceable because of the New York Convention. In traditional litigation, there is, as of now, no equivalent of such a universally accepted mechanism. Arbitration also offers confidentiality, and is procedurally flexible, making it more commercially friendly than an open trial in court.

In any sphere of work, more professionals will eventually come across or experience arbitration either as a party, a counsel, an expert witness or as an arbitrator. As an introduction to international arbitration, this course covers some practical aspects of international arbitration. The challenges of appointing an arbitrator, the importance of a well drafted arbitration clause and the procedural intricacies in an arbitration are some of the topics covered.


Monday 13th May to Wednesday 15th May 2024
5.00 pm to 8.30 pm, Singapore Time (GMT+8)


Total 10 hours


Assas campus, Singapore
Online attendance is also available

Programme Overview

DAY 1 Monday 13th May 2024

Introduction to the Procedural Steps in Arbitration
(3.5 hours)
5.00 pm › 8.30 pm
  • Introduction UNICTRAL and ICC Arbitration
  • Preliminary steps to commencing an arbitration
  • Disclosure and discovery of documents
  • Types of hearings
  • Protocol for witnesses and the use of expert witnesses
  • Role of the Tribunal

DAY 2  Tuesday 14th May 2024

Case Study (Arbitration between a corporation and a government-linked company)
(3.5 hours)
5.00 pm › 8.30 pm
  • Commencing Arbitration: interpreting the arbitration clause
  • Exploring common issues in the selection of an arbitrator:
    • Qualifications of an arbitrator
    • Conflicts of interest in an arbitrator

DAY 3  Wednesday 15th May 2024

Case Study (Procedural Orders)
(3 hours)
5.00 pm › 8.00 pm
  • Procedural Directions: setting out the applicable rules and steps in an arbitration
  • Interlocutory measures
  • Maintaining fairness in arbitration proceedings


  • EUR 960 or SGD 1,350 full programme
  • EUR 350 or SGD 490 per module

CPD Accreditation:

CPD points: 9 Public CPD Points (TBC)
(3 Public CPD Points for each day of the event)
Practice area: Alternative Dispute Resolution
Training category: Foundation

Participants who wish to obtain CPD Points are reminded that they must comply strictly with the Attendance Policy set out in the CPD Guidelines. For participants attending the face-to-face activity, this includes signing in on arrival and signing out at the conclusion of the activity in the manner required by the organiser, and not being absent from the entire activity for more than 15 minutes. For those participating via the webinar, this includes logging in at the start of the webinar and logging out at the conclusion of the webinar in the manner required by the organiser, and not being away from the entire activity for more than 15 minutes. Participants may obtain 3 Public CPD Points for each day of the event on which they comply strictly with the Attendance Policy. Participants who do not comply with the Attendance Policy will not be able to obtain CPD Points for attending the activity. Please refer to www.sileCPDcentre.sg for more information.