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Singapore High Court declines to set aside an award on the basis that successful party withheld evidence

In BVU v BVX [2019] SGHC 69, the SHC refused to set aside an arbitral award on the basis that the successful party made a decision not to call certain witnesses to give evidence and to disclose certain internal documents.

MinLaw consults on draft Intellectual Property (Dispute Resolution) Bill to enhance Singapore’s IP dispute resolution system

The key proposals include granting the SHC exclusive jurisdiction over most civil IP disputes, clarify that IP disputes can be arbitrated in Sg, formalise 3rd party observation process for patent, etc..

Asian lawyers prefer S'pore as venue for dispute resolution: Poll

Asian lawyers prefer S'pore as venue for dispute resolution: Poll

More than 600 legal practitioners and in-house counsel who engage in cross-border transactions in Asia were polled, and 63 per cent of them picked Singapore as their preferred venue for dispute resolution.

Journals Online: Heated debates: Giving concurrent evidence in the hot tub

The forthcoming CIArb Guidelines for Witness Conferencing in International Arbitration provide a framwork for arbitrators, parties and experts to determine whether, and if so how, to conduct a successful conference.

Singapore's enhanced mediation promotion scheme

From 1st Apr 2019, Singapore will provide supplementary funding to parties who choose mediation as an alternative to litigation for IP-related disputes.

MinLaw mulling over allowing appeal to Courts post arbitration awards

MinLaw mulling over allowing appeal to Courts post arbitration awards

Ministry intends to conduct a public consultation on this and other enhancements to International Arbitration Act.

Categories: Headlines

BWF v BWG [2019] SGHC 81

Arbitration — Agreement
Hyflux faces arbitration request over desalination plant in Algeria

Hyflux faces arbitration request over desalination plant in Algeria

Action initiated by Algerian Energy company, which has a 49% stake in the firm operating the plant.

Categories: Headlines

Journals Online: The problem with Rakna – The scope of the preclusive effect of Art 16(3) of the Model Law: Rakna Arakshaka Lanka v Avant Garde Maritime Services [2018] SGHC 78

This article explains why the decision to extend the preclusive effect of Art 16(3) of the the Model Law to a party that did not participate in the arbitration is erroneous.

International arbitration update

SICC to have the same jurisdiction as the SHC to hear proceedings related to international commercial arbitration under the International Arbitration Act.

BVU v BVX [2019] SGHC 69

Arbitration — Award

Arbitration — Award

Court of Appeal disallows anti-suit injunction due to delay

In Sun Travels & Tours Pvt Ltd v Hilton International Manage (Maldives) Pvt Ltd [2019] SGCA 10, the CA clarified that an anti-enforcement injunction is a relief that will only be granted in exceptional circumstances..

Supreme Court Case Summary: Sun Travels & Tours Pvt Ltd v Hilton International Manage (Maldives) Pvt Ltd [2019] SGCA 10

CA allows appeal against decision ordering a permanent restraint against the respondent relying on a foreign judgment obtained after parties obtained arbitral awards.

Mediation of maritime disputes aided by Singapore Convention

Mediation’s path toward being a primary dispute resolution mode has been made easier by the recent adoption in Dec 2018 by the UNGA of the 'Singapore Convention'.

Can an arbitral award be issued against minors?

In BAZ v BBA and others [2018] SGHC 275, the SHC set aside an award against the minors, noting that it would violate the protection given to minors in contractual relationships under Singapore law.

Developments in international arbitration, construction & projects in 2018

2018 saw many advancements in the areas of International Arbitration, Construction & Projects. In this Update, we look at some of the noteworthy ones.


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