Author Archives: Shaun Lee

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.

EARLY-BIRD REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: CIArb-WIPO-SIAC Intellectual Property, Media & Technology Arbitration Symposium 2014 (13-14 March 2014)

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Singapore Branch), in association with the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center and the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, proudly presents CIArb-WIPO-SIAC Intellectual Property, Media & Technology Arbitration Symposium 2014, Singapore: Innovation Under the Global Spotlight – … Continue reading

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Case Update: (1) Governing law of the arbitration agreement determines scope of arbitrability; (2) Disputes on bills of exchange fall within arbitration clause

We had previously discussed the case of Piallo GmbH v Yafriro International Pte Ltd, [2013] SGHCR 20 (“Yafriro (AR)”). The issue was whether a claim on certain dishonoured cheques paid pursuant to a Distributorship Agreement could avoid a stay of court … Continue reading

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Save the Date: CIArb-WIPO-SIAC Intellectual Property, Media & Technology Arbitration Symposium 2014 (13-14 March 2014)

The inaugural CIArb-WIPO-SIAC Intellectual Property, Media & Technology Arbitration Symposium 2014 will be held on the 13 and 14 March 2014. Titled “Innovation Under the Global Spotlight – Overcoming Challenges, Changing Mindsets” (“IPMTAS 2014“), this symposium brings together parties to … Continue reading

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SLW Commentary/Singapore Law Gazette: Dispute Resolution (Arbitration) Clauses – Pathologies and Pitfalls

Our brand new article on Dispute Resolution (Arbitration) Clauses – Pathologies and Pitfalls has been published in the October 2013 edition of the Singapore Law Gazette as well as on Singapore Law Watch. Dispute resolution and arbitration clauses increasingly form … Continue reading

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Case Update: Compliance with Multi-Tier Clauses must be adhered to strictly

We have previously written about International Research Corp PLC v Lufthansa Systems Asia Pacific Pte Ltd and anor, [2013] 1 SLR 973 (see here). In that case, the Singapore High Court upheld a multi-tiered dispute resolution mechanism which involved an escalation clause. The escalation … Continue reading

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Setting Aside Arbitral Awards in Singapore: A Problem in the Standard of Review?

A Singapore High Court judgment is generally appealable as of right to the Singapore Court of Appeal. The aggrieved party may appeal on the basis that the High Court judge was wrong on the law or even on the facts. … Continue reading

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Subpoena of Third Party’s documents in Aid of Arbitration

The Singapore High Court recently examined the law relating to the subpoena of documents in aid of an arbitration. In The Lao People’s Democratic Republic v Sanum Investments Ltd and another and another matter, [2013] SGHC 183, the Lao People’s … Continue reading

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Update on Astro-Lippo Dispute: Astro’s appeal to Indonesian Supreme Court fails

Our readers would be aware that we have written a fair bit on the Astro-Lippo dispute, including the background of the dispute, what the dispute tells us about enforcement in arbitration as well as the parties’ skirmishes before the Hong … Continue reading

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Arbitration of Trust Disputes

We often think of arbitration in the context of resolving commercial disputes. However, arbitration has a wider scope than that and can in fact be applied to other types of proceedings, even disciplinary proceedings. What about disputes involving trusts? Is … Continue reading

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Chief Justice Menon’s Keynote Address to CIArb International Arbitration Conference

The Honourable the Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon (“Menon CJ“) delivered the keynote address to the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators International Arbitration Conference in Penang, Malaysia on 22 August 2013. The title of his keynote address was “Some Cautionary Notes for … Continue reading

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