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The rise and rise of Singapore: Singapore as a preferred venue for international arbitration

Could Singapore become the most popular destination for international arbitration? LexisPSL’s Stephanie Boyer recently interviewed me to get my thoughts on the subject. The full interview with LexisPSL can be found here. With a revised International Arbitration Act and a modern, … Continue reading

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NUS-SMU Public Lecture Series on International Investment Law and Dispute Resolution: 1 & 15 April 2015

For our readers who are based in Singapore, or who may be visiting in the month of April, you might want to attend these upcoming lectures given the increasing interest in the area of International Investment Treaty arbitration. The inaugural NUS-SMU … Continue reading

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SIAC – Introduction of Practice Note on the Appointment of Administrative Secretaries

Background There is a growing trend for arbitral tribunals to enlist the services of administrative secretaries to provide support, particularly in large and complex arbitrations, sometime involving several parties. When used effectively, administrative secretaries enhance the efficiency of the proceedings … 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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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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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: 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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Draft Arbitration Bill in Myanmar

We have written about Myanmar signing up to the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards 1958 as well as the Investment Regime and Arbitration in Myanmar. A key issue we had noted was the … Continue reading

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Case Update: Separate but Related Contracts with Different Dispute Resolution Clauses

A long running dispute before the Singapore courts recently came to an abrupt and unresolved end when the Singapore Court of Appeal decided that parties had to resolve their dispute in arbitration instead. The case of Burgundy Global Exploration Corp v … Continue reading

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The 2014 WIPO Mediation, (Expedited) Arbitration and Expert Determination Rules

The 2014 WIPO Mediation, (Expedited) Arbitration and Expert Determination Rules (“The 2014 WIPO Rules”) will enter into effect on the 1st of June 2014. The 2014 WIPO Rules have taken on board various amendments aimed at accommodating external developments in arbitration, including the … Continue reading

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