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Australia: New Queensland Commercial Arbitration Act

One step closer to national harmonisation On 14 March 2013, the Commercial Arbitration Act 2013 (Act) was passed in Queensland. This Act brings Queensland into...

Australia: International arbitration is safe. The High Court of Australia confirms the validity of...

The High Court of Australia dismissed a challenge to the constitutional validity of the International Arbitration Act 1974 (Cth) (Act) and declared the Act...

Singapore High Court upholds award issued after 19 month delay

In Coal & Oil Co LLC v GHCL Ltd SGHC 65, the Singapore High Court held that in the absence of express arbitral...

Comparative Chart of International Arbitration Rules

International arbitration rules are compared in this Chart of Arbitral Institutions. Arbitration rules that are analysed include ICC Rules 2012, KLRCA Rules (Malaysia), VIAC rules...

Singapore: High Court considers whether it can issue a permanent anti-suit injunction in aid...

In R1 International Pte Ltd v. Lonstroff AG SGHC 69, the High Court considered whether the courts could issue permanent anti-suit injunctions in...

Singapore: High Court saves defective governing law clause and upholds arbitration agreement

In FirstLink Investments Corp Ltd v GT Payment Pte Ltd SGHCR 12, the Singapore High Court held that an international arbitration agreement expressed...

Singapore: The Next Chapter: Singapore Launches the International Commercial Court

On 5 January 2015, the Minister of Law K Shanmugan and Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon officially launched the new Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC),...

Singapore: High Court considers whether minority oppression claims are arbitrable

Silica Investors Limited v Tomolugen Holdings Limited SGHC 101 involved an application to stay court proceedings in favour of arbitration. In this case,...

Singapore: Government of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic v Sanum Investments Ltd: Singapore High...

In a recent decision, the Singapore High Court (the “HC”) held that a question of international law is justiciable if it bears on the...

Vietnam: New Decision defining the roles of State bodies in the Settlement of International...

As Vietnam's trade and investment ties with the global economy continue to deepen, it is normal and inevitable that a small minority of projects...