Inaugural Singapore International Arbitration Academy Features Gary Born

Inaugural Singapore International Arbitration Academy Features Gary Born

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Gary Born, Chair of the firm’s International Arbitration and International Litigation Groups, delivered the foundation lectures at the inaugural session of the Singapore International Arbitration Academy (“SIAA”) on November 26, 2012. The Academy, sponsored by the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law and the NUS’s Centre for International Law, was launched with the goal of providing premium training to regional government officials, in‐house corporate counsel and private practitioners from South-East Asia.

Mr. Born commented, “The Singapore International Arbitration Academy is a ground-breaking innovation by the National University of Singapore, which contributes substantially to the development of international arbitration in both Singapore and South-East Asia generally.”

The Academy combines theory, skills training, and lectures on key issues of arbitral law and practice, including international commercial, investor‐state and state‐to‐state arbitration. During the course of the three-week program, Mr. Born led sessions on international arbitration agreements, international arbitration procedures and international arbitral awards.

The Straits Times covered the welcome ceremony, at which Singapore’s Attorney General Steven Chong delivered the keynote address.

Mr. Born is one of the world’s leading authorities in the fields of international arbitration and litigation. He has been involved as counsel in more than 550 arbitrations, under all leading arbitral regimes, including several of the largest arbitrations in both ICC and ad hoc history. He has been ranked for the past 15 years as one of the world’s leading international arbitration practitioners. He received the Global Arbitration Review’s inaugural “Advocate of the Year” award in 2011 and was recently voted the “World’s Best International Litigator” He sits as arbitrator, having served in some 150 institutional and ad hoc arbitrations.

Mr. Born has published a number of leading works on international arbitration, international litigation and other forms of dispute resolution. He is the author of International Commercial Arbitration (Kluwer 2009), the preeminent treatise in the field and recipient of the American Society of International Law’s Certificate of Merit in 2010. He is also the author of International Arbitration: Law and Practice (Kluwer 2012), International Forum Selection and Arbitration Agreements: Drafting and Enforcing (Kluwer 2010), International Arbitration: Cases and Materials (Aspen 2011), and International Civil Litigation in United States Courts (Aspen 5th ed. 2011).

Mr. Born is an Honorary Professor of Law at St. Gallen University. He has taught law at Harvard Law School, Stanford Law School, St. Gallen University, Georgetown University Law Center, National University of Singapore, University of Virginia College of Law, University College London and the University of Arizona College of Law.