Category Archives: Singapore

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 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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SIAC-CII Bangalore Conference 2014

The SIAC, in conjunction with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) will be jointly conducting a conference on Protecting Business Interests through International Arbitration in an Evolving Indian Economy on Friday, 26th September 2014 in Bangalore, India. The conference will … 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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Contract drafted without legal advice was unenforceable “piece of legal nonsense”

We enter into contracts, many of them in fact, every single day. At its heart, a contract is a series of legally enforceable promises and obligations between the parties to that agreement. It can be as simple as a sale … Continue reading

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Case Update: Seat of Arbitration and Implied Choice of Governing Law of Arbitration Agreement

[Update: the paragraphs on the Singapore High Court’s analysis of the arbitration clause and its implications has been updated to more closely reflect the language at paragraph [17] of the Singapore High Court’s decision.]  A party may rely on a valid … Continue reading

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