Monthly Archives: January 2013

News Update: Astro-Lippo Dispute (Antisuit Injunction)

Followers of this blog would know that we have written a fair bit on the Astro-Lippo dispute which resulted in 5 SIAC awards rendered in favour of the Astro group against the Lippo group. This includes an overview of the … Continue reading

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Indian Journal of Arbitration Law – Call for Papers (Extension of Deadline)

Readers of our blog may recall our post in November 2012 regarding the call for papers for the Second Issue (Volume 2 : Issue 1) of the Indian Journal of Arbitration Law (IJAL). Interested readers who still wish to submit … Continue reading

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Technology and Outsourcing Hot Spots Series (5): Multi-Tier and Unilateral Arbitration Clauses

In Part 4 of our Technology and Outsourcing Hot Spots Series, we considered how a properly drafted dispute resolution clause can give parties an appropriate dispute resolution mechanism which allows for an enforceable decision and avoids costly and time consuming … Continue reading

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Harmonisation of Doctrine of Repudiation and its Effect on the Determination of a Contract

The UK Supreme Court has by a majority decision (Lord Sumption dissenting) in Societe Generale, London Branch v Geys [2012] UKSC 63 put to bed the so-called automatic theory of repudiation in contracts of employment. Instead, the Supreme Court affirmed … Continue reading

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Technology and Outsourcing Hot Spots Series (4): ADR and Dispute Resolution Clauses

Managing Disputes at the Drafting Stage In Part 1 of this Technology and Outsourcing Hot Spots series, we mentioned the importance of managing disputes from as early as the contract drafting stage. We considered that parties should ensure an accurate … Continue reading

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Singapore Law Watch Commentary

Our case update on an arbitration clause in the main agreement being an implied term in the settlement agreement has been picked up by Singapore Law Watch (“SLW“). Our SLW Commentary can be found here. The SLW Commentary examines an … Continue reading

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Arbitration News Update – CIETAC terminates its authorisation to Shanghai and South China Sub-commissions

CIETAC has just fired its latest salvo against its breakaway sub-commissions in Shanghai and South China (Shenzhen). The background to this dispute is explored in greater detail in a previous post. ¬†On 1 May 2012, the Shanghai Sub-commission announced its … Continue reading

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Case Update: A simplified approach to distinguishing between guarantees and bonds?

The English Court of Appeal has sought to re-establish in Wuhan Guoyu Logistics Group Co Ltd & Anor v Emporiki Bank of Greece SA, [2012] EWCA Civ 1629, a simpler and more streamlined test (presumption) for determining whether a so-called … Continue reading

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