The SCMA was originally established in November 2004 and was under management by the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC). Acting on industry feedback, the SCMA was reconstituted in May 2009 as a company limited by guarantee started functioning independently.

The aim of the SCMA is to provide a framework for maritime arbitration which is responsive to the needs of the maritime community. The SCMA has members drawn from all sectors of the maritime community and from all countries. There is no distinction in the class of membership or their entitlements - all sectors of the maritime community are treated equally as all sectors are users of SCMA.

A General Committee drawn from the membership provides the direction and development of the SCMA. The members of the General Committee come from various sectors of the international maritime community, including ship owners, ship charterers, cargo owners, shipyards, lawyers and arbitrators.

Funding for establishment and continued operation of the SCMA comes from the Singapore Maritime Foundation. Management of SCMA is overseen by a board of directors which is led by our Chairman, Senior Judge Chao Hick Tin.
OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
  • CHAO HICK TINCHAIRMANSenior Judge
    Supreme Court Singapore
  • CORINA SONGVICE-CHAIRPERSONPartnerAllen & Gledhill LLP
  • JAYA PRAKASHVICE-CHAIRPERSONIndependent Arbitrator & Mediator
  • QUAH LEY HOONMEMBERChief ExecutiveMaritime and Port
    Authority of Singapore
  • KENNETH CHIAMEMBERExecutive Director
    Singapore Maritime
    Foundation
  • CHONG IK WEIMEMBERPartner/Managing Director, Asia
    Clyde & Co.
  • LEONG KAH WAHMEMBERHead, Dispute ResolutionRajah & Tann Singapore LLP
  • JOHN SIMPSONMEMBERPartnerStephenson Harwood LLP
COMMITTEES
  • SCMA
    PROCEDURE
    COMMITTEE
  • SCMA
    PROMOTION
    COMMITTEE
  • SCMA
    LOCAL 
    USERS COUNCIL
  • SCMA
    APPOINTMENTS
    COMMITTEE
SECRETARIAT AND SERVICESThe SCMA Secretariat is helmed by the Registrar and responsible for providing tailored administrative support to the parties and the tribunal. The Secretariat assists the Chairman of the SCMA in exercising his powers under the SCMA Arbitration Rules as appointing authority and to determine challenges to tribunals. The Secretariat is otherwise on hand to provide information on the use of the SCMA Arbitration Rules and provide other services such as a fund holding facility.
  • PUNIT OZAExecutive Director & 
    Registrar 
  • MICHELLELIMAdministrator
  • WINNIECHEWBusiness Development Manager
  • DAMIEN YEOAssistant Registrar & Legal Manager
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