In the 10th John E.C. Brierley Memorial Lecture, Professor Lucy Reed explores the hybrid dispute resolution mechanism of domestic “international commercial courts”. The lecture starts with a description of the current debate of ‘Arbitration versus Domestic Courts versus Investment Courts’, to frame the question of whether proposed reforms in international arbitration and new court structures represent advances or retreats in international dispute resolution. After surveying the existing international commercial courts, Prof. Reed describes the new Singapore International Commercial Court (‘SICC’) and its promising early case law. In her view, the SICC is uniquely international among comparable offerings, and hence is an important new option – and an advance – in international commercial justice, at least in the Asia-Pacific region.