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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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Case Update: Power of the Singapore Court to grant permanent anti-suit injunction in aid of arbitration proceedings

In a previous post, we discussed the UK Supreme Court decision of Ust-Kamenogorsk Hydropower Plant JSC v AES Ust-Kamenogorsk Hydropower Plant LLP [2013] UKSC 35. The UK Supreme Court held that the English courts have the power to issue anti-suit injunctions … 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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Case Update: Compliance with Multi-Tier Clauses must be adhered to strictly

We have previously written about International Research Corp PLC v Lufthansa Systems Asia Pacific Pte Ltd and anor, [2013] 1 SLR 973 (see here). In that case, the Singapore High Court upheld a multi-tiered dispute resolution mechanism which involved an escalation clause. The escalation … Continue reading

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Setting Aside Arbitral Awards in Singapore: A Problem in the Standard of Review?

A Singapore High Court judgment is generally appealable as of right to the Singapore Court of Appeal. The aggrieved party may appeal on the basis that the High Court judge was wrong on the law or even on the facts. … Continue reading

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Subpoena of Third Party’s documents in Aid of Arbitration

The Singapore High Court recently examined the law relating to the subpoena of documents in aid of an arbitration. In The Lao People’s Democratic Republic v Sanum Investments Ltd and another and another matter, [2013] SGHC 183, the Lao People’s … Continue reading

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Update on Astro-Lippo Dispute: Astro’s appeal to Indonesian Supreme Court fails

Our readers would be aware that we have written a fair bit on the Astro-Lippo dispute, including the background of the dispute, what the dispute tells us about enforcement in arbitration as well as the parties’ skirmishes before the Hong … Continue reading

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How a Dispute Resolution Clause Works

We have started to see more and more business owners paying attention to the drafting and negotiations of their governing law and dispute resolution clauses. Most of them feel comfortable adopting the sample or model clauses promoted by any one … Continue reading

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