Tag Archives: Singapore High Court

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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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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SLW Commentary: Contractual Time Limit to commence Arbitration constitutes Time Bar on Claim itself

Our post exploring the English legal position on how contractual time limits to commence arbitration constitutes a time bar on the claim itself has been picked up by Singapore Law Watch (“SLW“). Our SLW Commentary can be found here. The … Continue reading

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The Interpretation of Force Majeure Clauses and Frustration in Singapore

In the recent case of Alliance Concrete Singapore Pte Ltd v Sato Kogyo (S) Pte Ltd, [2013] SGHC 127, the Singapore High Court examined the issues of frustration and the interpretation of force majeure clauses in relation to the so-called … Continue reading

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Contractual time limit to commence arbitration is a time bar to claim itself

In Wholecrop Marketing Ltd v Wolds Produce Ltd, [2013] EWHC 2079 (Ch), a relatively short decision of 33 paragraphs, the English Court allowed an appeal and held that a contractual time limit for commencing arbitration operated as an absolute time bar … Continue reading

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English Court has power to issue an anti-suit injunction in support of non-existent arbitration

In a unanimous decision, the UK Supreme Court held in Ust-Kamenogorsk Hydropower Plant JSC v AES Ust-Kamenogorsk Hydropower Plant LLP [2013] UKSC 35 that the English courts have the power to issue anti-suit injunctions in support of arbitration agreements where … Continue reading

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