Our previous post on enforcement of arbitral awards based on the ongoing Astro v Lippo dispute in the Singapore courts has just been picked up by Television Asia and published (with minor amendments) in its October 2012 issue of Television Asia Plus. An online version of the article can be found here.
As previously mentioned, this dispute showcases both the strengths as well as weaknesses of the enforcement regime in arbitration. On the whole, whilst the enforcement regime in arbitration could be more robust, it still remains a better alternative to litigation as far as international or cross-border enforcement is concerned. We will continue to update our readers as the matter develops.