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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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Astro v Lippo: Hearing Dates updates

Our readers who have been following this case might be interested to know that the hearing of the appeal of the High Court decision in Astro Nusantara International BV and others v PT Ayunda Prima Mitra and others, [2012] SGHC 212 … Continue reading

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Indian Supreme Court Overrules its previous case of Bhatia International

The Indian Supreme Court has just delivered its long awaited decision in Bharat Aluminium Co v Kaiser Aluminium Technical Services Inc, Civil Appeal No. 7019 of 2005. This case is significant in overruling its earlier decision of Bhatia International v … Continue reading

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Delhi High Court – Error of Fact constitutes Patent Illegality

Introduction One of the foundations of arbitration is that awards rendered are final and not subject to appeal before the courts. In this respect, Article 5 of the UNCITRAL Model Law provides for minimal curial intervention, stipulating that “[i]n matters … Continue reading

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