SLW Commentary – Arbitration in 2014: Looking Ahead to 2015

Our brand new article on Arbitration in 2014: Looking Ahead to 2015 has been published on Singapore Law Watch.

The SLW commentary looks at the following significant 2014 Singapore court cases involving arbitration that either dealt with novel points of law, or were otherwise noteworthy in that they differ from the equivalent English position:

  1. R1 v Lonstroff [2014] SGHC 69 – power of the Singapore court to grant
    permanent anti-suit injunctions in aid of arbitration. See our detailed analysis of the case here. Our examination of the Singapore Court of Appeal decision is at Case Update: Court of Appeal grants permanent anti-suit injunction in R1 v Lonstroff.
  2. Silica Investors v Tomolugen Holdings [2014] SGHC 101 – limited arbitrability
    of intra-corporate disputes. Our detailed analysis of the case can be found here.
  3. FirstLink v GT Payment [2014] SGHCR 12 – Seat of Arbitration and Implied
    Choice of Governing Law of Arbitration Agreement. Our detailed look at the case is available here.
  4. PT Central Investindo v Franciscus Wongso [2014] SGHC 190 – court will
    determine challenge to arbitrator even when final award has been rendered. Our examination of the case is available here.

Our article also considers likely trends in 2015 regarding the practice of international arbitration which are worth watching out for:

  1. The growth of the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC).
  2. The regulation of external or alternative funding of international arbitration in
  3. Passing of the Myanmar (International) Arbitration Bill.
    See our Singapore Law Gazette article Myanmar Draft Arbitration Bill to Further Bolster Foreign Investor Confidence for further background.

This follows our Singapore Law Gazette article Arbitration in Singapore 2013: A Year in Review published last year which looks back at significant Singapore Court decisions of 2013 involving arbitration.

About Shaun Lee

Dual-qualified International Dispute Resolution and Arbitration lawyer (Singapore and England & Wales). Chartered Institute of Arbitration Fellow. Member of SIAC Reserve Panel of Arbitrators. Panel of Arbitrators and Panelist for Domain Name Dispute Resolution at the AIAC.
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