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Olswang’s Head of International Arbitration to become member of the ICC Commission on Arbitration

We would like to offer our congratulations to London partner and Head of International Arbitration at Olswang Andrew Aglionby who has been invited to join, as a member, the ICC Commission on Arbitration (the “Commission“).

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HKL v Rizq International: Pathological Arbitration Clause Case Update

In a previous post, we discussed the case of HKL Group Co Ltd v Rizq International Holdings Pte Ltd, [2013] SGHCR 5 (“HKL v Rizq (No. 1)“), which upheld a pathological arbitration clause as a hybrid arbitration clause and which appeared … Continue reading

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Case Update: Singapore High Court gives effect to pathological arbitration clause

We have mentioned elsewhere that managing disputes starts at the drafting stage. In particular, an arbitration clause should be drafted properly in order to avoid a jurisdiction fight before the substantive one. The recent Singapore High Court case of HKL … Continue reading

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The Secretariat’s Guide to ICC Arbitration – Guidance to the 2012 ICC Rules

The 2012 amendments to the ICC Rules of Arbitration (“ICC Rules 2012“) came into effect on 1 January 2012 and essentially codify the best practices that have been developed by the ICC Secretariat over the years. One notable change involves … Continue reading

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Reference to ICC Rules sufficient to exclude Right of Appeal

Singapore‘s dual arbitration regime Singapore has a dual arbitration regime with the Singapore Arbitration Act (Cap. 10) governing domestic arbitrations and the Singapore International Arbitration Act (Cap. 143A) governing international arbitrations whether seated in Singapore or abroad. There are a … Continue reading

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Error of Law / Erroneous Application of choice of law clause not grounds to set aside award – Quarella v Scelta Marble

The Singapore High Court has once again dismissed an attempt to set aside an arbitration award, this time on the purported basis that the arbitrator had wrongly interpreted the choice of law clause which parties had chosen to govern their … Continue reading

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Failure to specify number of arbitrators results in default number

This might seem like an obvious proposition. However, what happens when an arbitration clause makes reference to arbitrators in the plural without specifying the exact number to constitute the tribunal? And what happens when in that situation, the default position … Continue reading

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IBA Guidelines on Conflicts of Interest in International Arbitration

Nemo iudex in causa sua – no one should be a judge in their own cause. This precept would appear to be universal in all formal systems of law. In international arbitration, most arbitration rules (and certainly all the major … Continue reading

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