Arbitration News from Singapore

Singapore International Commercial Court considers first application to set aside an arbitral award

In BXS v BXT SGHC(I) 10, the Singapore International Commercial Court ("SICC") heard its first application to set aside an arbitral award. The...

Singapore Court determines proper law of arbitration clause

In its recent decision in BNA v BNB and another SGHC 142, the Singapore High Court had to determine the law governing an...

The Singapore High Court decides that there is no choice of active remedies for...

1. Key Points (a) In Rakna Arakshaka Lanka Ltd v Avant Garde Maritime Services (Private) Limited SGHC 78 (“Rakna Arakshaka”), the Singapore High Court...

Singapore International Commercial Court to have jurisdiction over litigation related to international commercial arbitration

On 9 January 2018, the Singapore Parliament passed amendments relating to the Singapore International Commercial Court ("SICC"). The Supreme Court of Judicature (Amendment) Bill (No....

Defendants Stay Court Proceedings by Relying on an Arbitration Agreement to Which They were...

The Singapore High Court has reaffirmed that Singapore courts have the power to stay court proceedings in favour of arbitration, even where the party...

Diamond in the Rough: Singapore High Court sets aside Lesotho investor-State Award

In another ground-breaking case, the Singapore High Court has set aside an investor-State arbitral award on the basis that the tribunal exceeded its jurisdiction....

EU Court thwarts prompt ratification of EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement

In a legal Opinion handed down on 16 May 2017, the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") declared that the free trade...

Singapore Court of Appeal reviews the scope of an arbitrator’s jurisdiction in an investment...

In the recent case of Sanum Investments Ltd v Government of the Lao People's Democratic Republic SGCA 57, Singapore's apex court handed down...

First Time PRC Court Recognizes a Foreign Judgment Based on Principle of Reciprocity

On 9 December 2016, the Nanjing Intermediate People’s Court (“Jiangsu Court”) handed down a decision recognizing and enforcing a civil judgment made by the...

Court of Appeal provides clarification on “good faith” principle in the context of enforcement...

Hong Kong courts have a discretion to enforce foreign awards under the New York Convention ("NYC") even though a ground for resisting enforcement has...

 Baker McKenzie’s Arbitration Yearbook 10th Anniversary Edition 2016-2017 

Click here for the chapter on Singapore in the 2016-2017 Arbitration Yearbook.

 

Baker McKenzie’s Arbitration Yearbook 2015-2016 Edition

Click here for the chapter on Singapore in the 2015-2016 Arbitration Yearbook.