Category Archives: Arbitration

English High Court confirms rights to a claim in arbitration can be transferred to another while an arbitration is on-going

by Tom Pritchard In November 2016, the English High Court was asked to rule on an arbitral tribunal’s jurisdiction after it made an award in favour of a claimant that had undergone a corporate restructuring halfway through the arbitration (A … Continue reading

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Recent Arbitration Developments in Mainland China: Towards a More Inclusive Approach to Foreign-Seated Arbitrations

The SPC Opinion On 30 December 2016, the Chinese Supreme People’s Court (“SPC“) issued its Opinions on the Provision of Judicial Safeguards for the Construction of Pilot Free Trade Zones (“SPC Opinion“). Article 9 of the SPC Opinion provides, among … Continue reading

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Joint Seminar on The Arb-Med-Arb Protocol: The Future of Alternative Dispute Resolution? (10 January 2017, Jakarta, Indonesia)

  We are delighted to host a panel discussion on The Arb-Med-Arb Protocol: The Future of Alternative Dispute Resolution? alongside the Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC) and Pusat Mediasi Nasional (the Indonesian Mediation Center) (PMN) on 10 January 2017, 5 pm – 6.30 … Continue reading

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AMENDMENTS TO THE ICC RULES OF ARBITRATION: AUTOMATIC EXPEDITED ARBITRATION PROCESS FOR CLAIMS WORTH LESS THAN US $2 MILLION

by Mark Davison and Katherine McKenna On 20 October 2016, the ICC Executive Board approved changes to their Rules which will be effective as of 1 March 2017.[1] Within the amended rules, the ICC has followed other arbitration centres such as … Continue reading

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THE FUTURE OF INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION IN THE TMT SECTOR: VIEWS ON QMUL’S 2016 INTERNATIONAL DISPUTE RESOLUTION SURVEY

The Queen Mary University of London (“QMUL“) recently released its International Dispute Resolution Survey relating to Technology, Media and Telecoms (“TMT“) disputes. The comprehensive survey was conducted over 2 phases and involved a variety of respondents, including private practitioners, in-house … Continue reading

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THIRD PARTY FUNDING – A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION FOR SINGAPORE?

Over the past few years, companies have begin to view Singapore as an attractive regional business hub as evident by the increase in the number of global companies who have decided to set up and/or relocate their Asia headquarters to … Continue reading

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COSTS AND DURATION OF ARBITRATIONS: A COMPARISON OF THE SIAC AND LCIA STUDIES

The SIAC Study On 10 October 2016, the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (“SIAC“) released its inaugural Costs and Duration Study (the “SIAC Study“) based on actual cases filed with the SIAC under the 5th edition of the SIAC Rules (“SIAC … Continue reading

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Singapore High Court Sets Aside Arbitral Award for Breach of Natural Justice

In the recent decision of JVL Agro Industries Ltd v Agritrade International Pte Ltd [2016] SGHC 126, the Singapore High Court set aside an arbitration award in favour of the defendant, Agritrade International Pte Ltd (“Agritrade”), on the basis that … Continue reading

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An overview: How do the key changes to the SIAC Rules compare with some of the other major arbitral institutions?

  SIAC (2016 rules) ICC LCIA HKIAC Consolidation of multi-contract disputes ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ Joinder of parties and non-parties ✔ ✔ ✔ ✘ (Non-parties disallowed) Early dismissal of claims/ defences ✔ ✘ ✘ ✘ Delocalising the Seat of Arbitration … Continue reading

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SIAC 2016 Rules: The key changes

On 1 July 2016, the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (“SIAC“) published the latest revised set of SIAC Rules (“SIAC 2016 Rules“), which will come into effect on 1 August 2016. The SIAC 2016 Rules are available here. The SIAC’s draft revised … Continue reading

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