RULES

Arbitration Rules Of The Singapore Chamber Of Maritime Arbitration.

Where any agreement, submission or reference provides for arbitration under the Rules of the Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration ("SCMA"), the parties shall be taken to have agreed that the arbitration shall be conducted in accordance with the following Rules, or such Rules as amended by SCMA where the amendments take effect before the commencement of the arbitration.
SCMA Rules 3rd Edition (October 2015) – Latest Version
English version
Chinese version
Note: The Chinese version is for guidance only. If there is any discrepancy, the English version shall prevail.
Commentary on the 3rd Edition of the Rules of SCMA
Commentary on the 3rd Edition of the Rules of SCMA which is for guidance and is non-binding
Note: Credit to Simon Davidson, SCMA Head of Procedure Committee
Practice Note on Fund Holding (Rule 42)
 
SCMA Rules 2nd Edition (2009) as amended Jan 2013 (Previous Version)
English version
Chinese version
Korean version
Note: The Chinese and Korean version are for guidance only. If there are any discrepancies, the English version shall prevail.
Special thanks to Mr. Benjamin Hughes & his team comprising of Ms Bina Jo, Ms Seungmin Lee, Ms Suh-Young (Claire) Shin from Shin & Kim for rendering their help in the Korean Translation.
 
SCMA Rules 2nd Edition (2009) (Previous Version)
English version
Chinese version
 
Small Claims Procedure Fees/Costs
The Rules contain a small claims procedure (Rule 46) for claims unlikely to exceed USD150,000 excluding interest and costs. Under this expedited procedure, there is a cap on fees for arbitrators and recoverable legal costs as follows.
Arbitrator’s Fees - The fees of the Arbitrator(s) shall be capped at US$5,000 or, if there is a counterclaim, US$8,000 in total per Arbitrator (which for small claims, it is usually a sole Arbitrator).
Costs - The Tribunal may order that all or part of the legal or other costs of one party shall be paid by the other party but the amount of legal costs to be paid by that other party shall not exceed US$7,000, or if there is a counterclaim, US$ 10,000 in total for each party's lawyers.

Small Claims Procedure Fees/Costs (Previous Version)
The Rules contain a small claims procedure (Rule 44) for claims unlikely to exceed USD75,000 excluding interest and costs. Under this expedited procedure, there is a cap on fees for arbitrators and recoverable legal costs as follows.
Arbitrator’s Fees - USD3,000 or, if there is a counterclaim, USD5,000 in total per arbitrator (normally a sole arbitrator).
Costs - Lawyers’ Maximum Recoverable Party and Party Costs: USD4,000, or if there is a counterclaim, USD5,000 in total each party’s lawyers.
 
The International Arbitration Act (Cap143A) applies under the SCMA Rules if the juridical seat is Singapore. The IAA applies the UNCITRAL Model law, with some modifications. The parties can agree on a different juridical seat if they so wish.
 
The International Arbitration Act (Cap143A)
Overview of the International Arbitration Act.
Note: Credit to Chan Leng Sun SC, Heads of Dispute Resolution practice in Wong & Leow LLC;
Global Head of International Arbitration of Baker & McKenzie