Category Archives: Asean

SGCA exercises inherent power to set aside judgment enforcing arbitral award and order return of sums paid out

Does the court have inherent powers to set aside an earlier judgment enforcing an erroneous arbitral award? What about consequential orders flowing from such a judgment? The Singapore Court of Appeal had occasion to decide this in ST Group Co Ltd … Continue reading

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SGCA recognises asymmetric arbitration clause giving only one party right to elect to arbitrate

Introduction Is a dispute resolution clause that gives only one party the right to elect to arbitrate a dispute a valid arbitration agreement? The Singapore Court of Appeal (the “Court”) answered this question in the affirmative recently in Wilson Taylor … Continue reading

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Updates on Third Party Funding in Singapore and developments in Mediation

Third Party Funding We covered the key proposed changes under the Civil Law (Amendment) Bill 2016 (“Funding Bill“) in our earlier post, which provides a framework for third party funding in Singapore. It will currently apply to international arbitration proceedings … Continue reading

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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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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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Singapore Confirms Status as Asia’s Most Sought-After Dispute Resolution Hub

Singapore has once again confirmed its status as Asia’s leading dispute resolution hub. The ICC 2015 Report The International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (“ICC“) announced strong growth in Asia in 2015, with Singapore retaining her … Continue reading

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On 25 February 2016, SIAC released its 2015 case statistics, revealing its record growth and the increasing use of Singapore law as the governing law of choice. Key takeaways Record growth: Highest number of cases filed: 271 (22% increase from … Continue reading

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Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Centenary London Conference Principles

The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb) has plenty to be proud of – with over 13,000 members in more than 120 countries, CIArb has established itself as a leading global institution that supports the promotion, facilitiation and development of all … Continue reading

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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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