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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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SIAC Annual Appreciation Cocktail Reception 2014: Annual Report 2013

The SIAC released its Annual Report for 2013 at its Annual Appreciation Cocktail Reception on 18 February 2014. The SIAC Annual Report 2013 highlights case statistics which further signal and cement SIAC’s reputation as one of the premier international arbitration centres … 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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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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Chief Justice Menon’s Keynote Address to CIArb International Arbitration Conference

The Honourable the Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon (“Menon CJ“) delivered the keynote address to the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators International Arbitration Conference in Penang, Malaysia on 22 August 2013. The title of his keynote address was “Some Cautionary Notes for … 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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Can a claim on dishonoured cheque(s) avoid a stay for arbitration?

In the recent case of Piallo GmbH v Yafriro International Pte Ltd, [2013] SGHCR 20, a stay of proceedings was sought by the defendant, Yafriro, on the basis of an arbitration clause in a Distributorship Agreement between the parties. The … 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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Singapore International Arbitration Academy 2013

The Singapore International Arbitration Academy 2013 (“SIAA 2013“) is scheduled for 22 November 2013 to 3 December 2013. This 11 day intensive course includes “lectures, workshops, simulations, skills training, video critiquing, and candid advice and counsel from some of the … Continue reading

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IBA Guidelines on Party Representation

The IBA Guidelines on Party Representation in International Arbitration (“IBA Guidelines on Party Representation“), which were recently adopted by a resolution of the International Bar Association (IBA) Council on 25 May 2013, seek to address some of the uncertainties which … Continue reading

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