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Changes at the SIAC: New Rules, New Structure, New Members

The SIAC has just launched the 5th edition of its Rules of Arbitration (“SIAC Rules 2013“) which took effect on 1 April 2013. Amongst other things, the amendments to the previous version of the Rules give effect to the new … Continue reading

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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: Agreement to Agree is not Fatal (in a Subsisting Contract)

It is a well-settled principle of law that a so-called agreement to agree between parties is void and unenforceable for uncertainty. Lord Ackner in the House of Lords’ decision in Walford and Others v Miles and Another [1992] 2 AC 128  observed … Continue reading

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Investment Regime and Arbitration in Myanmar

[Update(s): see further Myanmar’s accession to the New York Convention and the draft Arbitration Bill for international arbitration before the Myanmar Parliament] The self liberalisation of Myanmar’s political and economic regime has been reciprocated by the lifting or suspension of economic sanctions … Continue reading

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Pathological Arbitration Clauses

In a recent post, we wrote about the Singapore High Court case of HKL Group Co Ltd v Rizq International Holdings Pte Ltd, [2013] SGHCR 5 which involved a good example of how a badly drafted arbitration clause increases uncertainty, time and costs … Continue reading

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Singapore Chief Justice awarded Global Arbitration Review’s “Best Lecture or Speech Award for 2012”

Back in June 2012, we wrote about a speech delivered by The Honourable The Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon (“Menon CJ“) while he was the Attorney-General at the 21st International Council for Commercial Arbitration.  As we had written then,  [Menon CJ] … Continue reading

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Our Article at Korean Arbitration Review

We are pleased to announced that our article on Technology and Outsourcing Hot Spots has been published in the second edition of the Korean Arbitration  Review (“KAR“). The KAR is published by the Korean Commercial Arbitration Board (“KCAB“), which is … Continue reading

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Case Update: GMR and Male Airport Dispute

In a previous post, we commented on the ongoing dispute between Indian infrastructure giant GMR and the Maldivian Government over the Ibrahim Nasir International Airport in Male (the “Airport“). In particular, we noted at the time that the Singapore Court … 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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SIAC Annual Appreciation Cocktail Reception 2013: Annual Report 2012 and Future Developments

At its Annual Appreciation Cocktail Reception last night on 19 February 2013, the SIAC released its Annual Report for 2012 and made a number of announcements, both of which signal and cement its reputation as one of the premier international … Continue reading

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