Category Archives: UK

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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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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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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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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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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Arbitrability of intra-corporate disputes

Arbitration is a consensual process. It is axiomatic that parties may only arbitrate those disputes that they have agreed to submit to arbitration. In some cases, after a dispute has arisen, parties to that dispute may agree to refer the … Continue reading

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Singapore Law Gazette – Arbitration in Singapore 2013: A Year in Review

We are pleased to announce that the Singapore Law Gazette has just published an exclusive article that we recently wrote for them. The article Arbitration in Singapore 2013: A Year in Review is now available online. As we enter 2014, … 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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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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