Author Archives: Shaun Lee

About Shaun Lee

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

Singapore Law Gazette – Arbitration in 2014: Looking Ahead to 2015

Our article on Arbitration in 2014: Looking Ahead to 2015 has also been published in the March 2015 edition of the Singapore Law Gazette. The SLW commentary looks at the following significant 2014 Singapore court cases involving arbitration that either dealt with … Continue reading

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Arbitration under SIAC Expedited Procedure not contrary to arbitration clause providing for 3 Arbitrators

In the recent case of AQZ v ARA, [2015] SGHC 49, the Singapore High Court had to consider a challenge to an SIAC award which was rendered pursuant to the SIAC’s expedited procedure under the SIAC Rules 2010. The High … Continue reading

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Swedish Court of Appeal upholds pathological hybrid arbitration clause

We previously addressed the problematic issue of pathological arbitrations clauses and discussed the cases of HKL Group Co Ltd v Rizq International Holdings Pte Ltd, [2013] SGHCR 5 (see Case Update: Singapore High Court gives effect to pathological arbitration clause) as well as HKL Group Co Ltd v Rizq … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Case Update: Court of Appeal grants permanent anti-suit injunction in R1 v Lonstroff

In an earlier post regarding the case of RI International Pte Ltd v Lonstroff AG, [2014] SGHC 69, we wrote about how the Singapore High Court confirmed (albeit in obiter) that the Singapore courts have the power to grant a permanent anti-suit … Continue reading

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Singapore High Court rejects attempt to set aside an award for breach of an alleged agreed arbitral procedure

The Singapore High Court recently delivered another pro-arbitration, pro-enforcement decision in Triulzi Cesare SRL v Xinyi Group (Glass) Co Ltd, [2014] SGHC 220 (“Triulzi v Xinyi”). The plaintiff’s i.e. Triulzi Cesare SRL (“Triulzi”) decision to challenge an adverse ICC award … Continue reading

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Singapore Law Gazette – Myanmar Draft Arbitration Bill to Further Bolster Foreign Investor Confidence

We are pleased to announce that the Singapore Law Gazette has just published an article that we recently wrote for them. The article Myanmar Draft Arbitration Bill to Further Bolster Foreign Investor Confidence is now available online. The Myanmar Draft Arbitration … Continue reading

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Challenge to Arbitrator for Apparent Bias – What happens if the final award is rendered before the court determines challenge?

The recent Singapore High Court decision of PT Central Investindo v Franciscus Wongso and others and another matter, [2014] SGHC 190 involved a rare challenge to an arbitrator for apparent bias. The case also addressed a novel legal issue: what would happen when a party seeks to disqualify and remove a sole arbitrator, but that sole arbitrator the renders her/his final award before the courts determine the removal application? Continue reading

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Time limited obligations to engage in “friendly discussions” before proceeding to arbitration may be binding

[We are grateful for the following guest post from Charlotte Bamford, a Trainee Solicitor currently sitting in the Commercial Litigation Group of our London office.] In Emirates Trading Agency LLC v Prime Mineral Exports Private Limited [2014] EWHC 2104 (Comm), the Commercial … Continue reading

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Case Update: Unavailability of a particular source may operate to frustrate contracts

[Thanks to Daniel Jung, Associate, Olswang Asia LLP for a summary of the case and the first draft of this post] We previously discussed  the case of Alliance Concrete Singapore Pte Ltd v Sato Kogyo (S) Pte Ltd, [2013] SGHC … Continue reading

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