International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Singapore


The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) was founded in 1919 and headquartered in Paris, France. It is the institutional representative of 45 million companies in more than 100 countries. ICC engages in a wide range of activities and initiatives to promote global trade, investment, and economic cooperation, such as policy advocacy, developing Incoterms® rules, dispute resolution services, capacity building and training programmes, trade finance, digital economy and innovation, sustainable development and many more. The members include many of the world’s largest companies, SMEs, business associations and local chambers of commerce.

The Singapore Business Federation (SBF) is the National Committee (NC) in Singapore of the ICC, also referred to as ICC Singapore. SBF is also a member of the World Chambers Federation (WCF), a forum established by the ICC whose membership consists of a worldwide network of more than 12,000 local, regional, national, bilateral, and transnational chambers of commerce, as well as public-law and private-law chambers. WCF is a non-political, non-governmental body providing a platform for chamber leaders to connect, inspire and strengthen links among chambers.

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We advocate for the Singapore business interests through the ICC global policy commissions, specialised working bodies composed of business experts who examine major issues of interest to the business world. They prepare policy products, including statements to contribute to intergovernmental discussions, as well as rules and codes to facilitate international business transactions. There are 12 commissions:

  1. ICC Arbitration and ADR Commission
  2. ICC Global Banking Commission
  3. ICC Global Commercial Law and Practice Commission
  4. ICC Global Competition Commission
  5. ICC Global Anti-Corruption and Corporate Responsibility Commission
  6. ICC Global Customs and Trade Facilitation Commission
  7. ICC Global Digital Economy Commission
  8. ICC Global Environment and Energy Commission
  9. ICC Global Marketing and Advertising Commission
  10. ICC Global IP Commission
  11. ICC Global Taxation Commission
  12. ICC Global Trade and Investment Commission

If you are interested to participate in the discussions of the ICC Policy Commission, please reach out to ICC Singapore at [email protected]. For more information, please visit



In an increasingly tumultuous trade environment where access to justice and the rule of law are key to ensuring business continuity, ICC Dispute Resolution Services facilitate the resolution of commercial disputes with unmatched levels of service.


ICC DRS offers a range of services to promote the continuity of global trade by helping commercial parties avoid, manage and resolve their disputes efficiently.


Dispute Resolution Services, including ICC Arbitration and dispute avoidance tools, ensure that when disputes arise, they are resolved quickly and efficiently. This allows parties to focus on their core business priorities with complete peace of mind, thanks to cost and process transparency, security and confidentiality.




To resolve disputes effectively and efficiently, businesses need a fair process and equal access to justice. Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) mechanisms give parties fast, predictable, cost effective and efficient access to justice which is why businesses include arbitration and ADR clauses in their commercial contracts. 

ICC DRS offers a wide choice of customisable services for every stage of a dispute, from the services offered by the ICC International Centre for ADR (mediation, experts, dispute boards and docdex) to ICC Arbitration, delivered by the most trusted institution  worldwide: the ICC International Court of Arbitration.  ICC’s range of administered procedures can be used separately, successively or even concurrently as an alternative to litigation for resolving domestic and international disputes.

ICC Arbitration is a process guided by the ICC Rules of Arbitration. ICC’s globally accessible and completely neutral services are available to anyone, from individuals and private sector enterprises to states and state entities. Anyone can benefit from ICC Arbitration’s flexibility and effectiveness. The only requirement for a party to be able to benefit from ICC Arbitration is to consent to its use in a contract, treaty or separate arbitration agreement. This is usually provided for before a dispute arises, but may also occur after the dispute has taken place. 

The International Court of Arbitration is the world’s leading arbitral institution. Since 1923, ICC has been helping to resolve disputes in international commercial and investment disputes.

Unrivalled in experience and expertise, the ICC Court and its Secretariat are always ready to assist parties and arbitral tribunals with any questions relating to the conduct of the arbitration and strive to ensure ICC awards are enforceable. The Court’s Secretariat, with over 100 lawyers and support personnel, operating through offices in Paris, Hong Kong, New York, Singapore, Sao Paolo, and Abu Dhabi administers cases in any chosen language. It continuously seeks to improve efficiency, control time and costs, and aid enforcement by introducing innovative new arbitration tools and procedures. This ongoing focus makes certain that ICC is always in touch with the concerns and interests of trading partners throughout the world.


SBF established the ICC Singapore Arbitration Group in 2019 to promote ICC arbitration and other dispute resolution services in the region. It comprises a body of volunteers and represents the Singapore community to promote ICC Dispute Resolution Services and develop the breadth and depth of expertise of the community involved in dispute resolution.

To become a member of the ICC Singapore Arbitration Committee, you must be a member of ICC Singapore. Membership to ICC SAG is complimentary and is open to all persons based in Singapore. Members will get access to information about activities and initiatives organised by the ICC SAG. If you are a member and would like to contribute ideas for initiative and events, we invite you to reach out to us to indicate your interest.

To join the ICC SAG as a member or to update your contact details, complete the Invite Form here and submit to [email protected].

To find out if your corporation, firm or organisation is already a member or for information about becoming a member, please contact [email protected].


The ICC SAG is led by a Core Committee of volunteers. The Core Committee comprises a Chair, Vice-Chair and Secretary, as well as the Chairs and Vice-Chairs of 3 sub-committees.

Ms Charis Tan

Chair of ICC SAG Core Committee

Peter & Kim

Mr Darius Chan

Vice-Chair of ICC SAG Core Committee


Mr Devathas Satianathan

Secretary of ICC SAG Core Committee

Rajah & Tann


The 3 sub-committees under the ICC SAG Core Committee, namely (1) Engagement, (2) Enrichment, (3) Empowerment, work closely with the ICC Arbitration and ADR team in charge of South Asia to roll out events and initiatives in Singapore. These events and initiatives facilitate networking, and provide a platform to promote the sharing of knowledge, insights, and expertise in relation to ICC Dispute Resolution Services.

1. Engagement 

  • Business community outreach
  • Regional projects

Co-Chairs: Mr Simon Dunbar (Dunbar & Lim Chambers), Ms Foo Yuet Min (Drew & Napier), Mr Kevin Tan (Rajah & Tann)


2. Enrichment

  • Next generation
  • Thought leadership

Co-Chairs: Mr Ng Jern-Fei KC (Duxton Hill Chambers), Mr Zhuo Jia Xiang (Providence Law), Ms Toh Jia Yi (Allen & Gledhill)


3. Empowerment

  • APAC network
  • Networking events
  • ICC Townhall

Co-Chairs: Ms Christine Artero (TAC), Mr Jonathan Ellis (HKA Global), Ms Leow Jia Min (Wong Partnership) 



ICC Singapore may be requested by the ICC International Court of Arbitration® (“ICC Court”) or the ICC International Centre for ADR (ICC Centre) to propose Singapore nationals with the required qualifications to serve in each case. ICC Singapore may also propose non-nationals residing in Singapore. This process is administered by the ICC Singapore Arbitration Nominations Commission, which interacts with the Secretariat of the ICC Court to enhance the appointment process.

Pursuant to the ICC Rules, the ICC Court may, when appointing an arbitrator, seek a proposal from a Committee or Group. Such proposals are non-binding in nature, and the ICC Court enjoys full discretion regarding whether to appoint any of the proposed arbitrators.

If you are an arbitrator and would like to be considered for an ICC Arbitration, or have any questions about the process please contact the ICC Singapore nominations committee at [email protected].

The Nominations Committee for Singapore presently comprises:

  • Smitha Menon
  • Anne Secomb
  • Kabir Singh
  • Charis Tan
  • Darius Chan

When proposing prospective arbitrators, the Selection Committee will review the professional details provided by members in their Invite Form. Members of ICC SAG should therefore keep the details in their Invite Form current by updating [email protected].



SBF and ICC Singapore members will be entitled discounts all ICC publications, digital library and events. To find out more about how you can apply discounts when purchasing these products, please contact the ICC Singapore team via our enquiry form.

  • Publications and events: ICC Knowledge 2 Go is a one-stop, online shop for all publications, events, and online training courses offered by the ICC. Best seller publications sold on the platform includes the latest version of the Incoterms® to ensure that your business is correctly applying the internationally recognised rules, ICC banking rules (e.g. UCP 600, URC 522, URDG, URF800), Certificate of Origin (CO) Guidelines, and ICC model contracts.
  • Digital Library: The ICC Digital Library delivers easy, 24/7 access to its vast collection of essential reference materials to promote innovative research, learning and more. Businesses can subscribe to three channels: trade finance, Incoterms® and commercial contracts and dispute resolution.