The Insolvency Practitioners Association of Malaysia (iPAM) was formed in 2010 to serve as an organisation for persons with interest and experience in insolvency laws and practice. One of iPAM’s main objectives is to encourage legislative reform by evaluating and focusing on the development of Malaysian law, practices, education and examination in the areas of insolvency, receivership and liquidation, business restructuring and turnaround management. iPAM consists of insolvency practitioners, drawn from licensed liquidators, insolvency professionals, lawyers, bankers and other professionals with extensive practice experience in insolvency and restructuring work.
The Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA) is the national accountancy body of Singapore. ISCA’s vision is to be a globally recognised professional accountancy body, bringing value to our members, the profession and wider community. There are over 32,000 ISCA members making their stride in businesses across industries in Singapore and around the world.
Established in 1963, ISCA is an advocate of the interests of the profession. Possessing a Global Mindset, with Asian Insights, ISCA leverages its regional expertise, knowledge, and networks with diverse stakeholders to contribute towards Singapore’s transformation into a global accountancy hub.
ISCA is the Administrator of the Singapore CA Qualification and the Designated Entity to confer the Chartered Accountant of Singapore - CA (Singapore) - designation.
ISCA is a member of Chartered Accountants Worldwide (CAW). CAW brings together 12 chartered accountancy bodies connecting and representing the interests of over 1.7 million members and students globally.
For more information, visit www.isca.org.sg.
Established under the umbrella of the Singapore Accountancy Commission, the Institute of Valuers and Appraisers, Singapore (IVAS) seeks to foster professional excellence in the areas of Business Valuation and develop Singapore into a Centreof Excellence for Business Valuation through:
Development of competency frameworks;
Through these initiatives, IVAS will seek to broaden the talent pool, deepen the expertise of Business Valuation professionals, upload the public trust in the role they perform and enhance the reputation of the Business Valuation profession in the region.
For more information, please visit www.sac.gov.sg.
Founded in 1994, IWIRC is the first international professional association dedicated to enhancing the professional status of women in insolvency and restructuring. IWIRC members include over 1,200 members globally who represent every discipline of restructuring including law, crisis management, financial advisory, private equity, claims management and communications.
More information can be found at www.iwirc.com.
The Ministry of Law seeks to advance access to justice and the rule of law in Singapore. Through its formulation and review of insolvency policies and legislation, the Ministry ensures the development of a sound and progressive framework that balances the interests of both debtors and creditors.
More information can be found on www.mlaw.gov.sg.
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The Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration (SCMA) is one of Asia’s leading arbitration centres. SCMA provides a framework for maritime and international trade arbitrations that is responsive to the needs of users. SCMA’s members and users come from all sectors of the maritime and international trade communities and from all countries. Together with SCMA’s specialised Panel of Arbitrators and proven track record, SCMA offers the maritime and international trade communities a neutral, cost-effective and flexible approach to resolve their disputes expeditiously.
The Singapore Corporate Counsel Association is the pioneer national organisation representing the interests of in-house counsel working for companies and other entities in Singapore.
SCCA has made many contributions to the in-house Legal community:
SCCA Vision: Better Counsel, Better Corporations, Better Community
Established in 1991 as an independent, not-for-profit organisation, SIAC has a proven track record in providing neutral arbitration services to the global business community. SIAC arbitration awards have been enforced in many jurisdictions including Australia, China, Hong Kong SAR, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Thailand, UK, USA and Vietnam, amongst other New York Convention signatories. SIAC is a global arbitral institution providing competitive and efficient case management services to parties from all over the world.
SIAC’s Board of Directors and its Court of Arbitration consists of eminent lawyers and professionals from all over the world.
The Board is responsible for overseeing SIAC's operations, business strategy and development, as well as corporate governance matters.
The Court’s main functions include the appointment of arbitrators, as well as overall supervision of case administration at SIAC. SIAC has an experienced international panel of over 400 expert arbitrators from over 40 jurisdictions. Appointments are made on the basis of our specialist knowledge of an arbitrator's expertise, experience, and track record.
SIAC’s full-time staff manage all the financial aspects of the arbitration, including:
SIAC’s administration fees are highly competitive.
The Singapore International Mediation Centre (“SIMC”) was launched in November 2014 as an independent institution. Designed to provide world class dispute resolution services to parties facing cross border commercial disputes, SIMC’s key features include:
Since its inception, SIMC has successfully handled cases from parties based in more than 20 jurisdictions with a settlement rate well-above the global average of 70%.
The Association of Banks in Singapore plays an active role in promoting and representing the interests of the commercial and investment banking community in Singapore. ABS also works closely with the authorities in supporting their role in developing and maintaining a sound financial system in Singapore. Established in 1973, it has over the past 44 years, brought its members together, establishing common grounds through benchmarking and setting banking guidelines as well as working on projects of mutual benefit to face the challenges of the financial and banking community in Singapore.
Further information on ABS is available on the website: www.abs.org.sg.
The Singapore Chapter of the Risk Management Association Limited (RMA Singapore) was incorporated in 1997 as a not-for-profit organization. RMA Singapore is a member-driven professional association whose objective is to further the ability of our members to identify, assess, and manage the impacts of credit risk, operational risk, and market risk on their businesses and their customers. RMA Singapore provides education and networking opportunities for our members through seminars, briefings and social events. For more information, please visit our community.
Women’s International Shipping & Trading Association (WISTA) is an international organisation for women in management positions involved in the maritime transportation business and related trades worldwide. It is a major player in attracting more women to the industry and in supporting women in management positions. With networking, education and mentoring in focus, WISTA seeks to enhance members’ competence and empower career success. WISTA is growing and has over 3,000 members in 40 countries worldwide. WISTA pursues and supports the creation of both national and international business relationships among WISTA members.
WISTA Singapore was established in 1998 as a non-profit organisation, providing a networking forum for female professionals involved in shipping, trading and related businesses within the maritime industry. WISTA Singapore is a national chapter of WISTA – the first to be founded in Asia, made up of women professionals working for diverse companies such as ship owners, trading houses, bunkering houses, ship brokers, chartering, ship management, insurance, finance and the law.