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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.

Strata Titles Boards to review mediation, arbitration processes

Strata Titles Boards to review mediation, arbitration processes

The new rules should help avoid a repeat of a stand-off last September between a home owner and the condominium manager that held up vital repair works affecting the entire block.

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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.

Dispute resolution: Master, what does the future hold?

This article summarises the challenges that AI brings to dispute resolution lawyers.

ADV: Assistant Manager (Learning and Development), SIMC

ADV: Assistant Manager (Learning and Development), SIMC

Join us and be a part of a dynamic team leading the international mediation scene.

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Singapore, China to set up mediators' panel for Belt and Road projects

Singapore, China to set up mediators' panel for Belt and Road projects

Singapore and China have agreed to set up a panel of international mediators that will help resolve disputes arising from projects under China's Belt and Road Initiative.

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[GBR] Anti-suit injunction enforces the contractual agreement to arbitrate

In Catlin Syndicate v Weyerhaeuser Company, the English High Court found granted the claimant insurer an anti-suit injunction to restrain a non-EU defendant insured from breaching a contractually agreed arbitration clause.

MinLaw consults on proposed reforms to IP dispute resolution system

The proposed reforms to the IP dispute resolution system are: consolidating civil IP proceedings in the High Court and establishing a “fast track” option for IP litigation.

Court of Appeal upholds setting aside of investor-state arbitral award

Swissbourgh Diamond Mines (Pty) Limited and others v Kingdom of Lesotho [2018] SGCA 81 was the first time the Singapore courts allowed an application to set aside an investor-State arbitration award on the merits.

Arbitration clause in shareholders’ agreement does not preclude Court proceedings for same relief under Articles

In BTY v BUA and other matters [2018] SGHC 213, the issue was whether or not the matter should proceed to litigation or arbitration. 

Mitigating the risks of subrogated claims by insurers

This article discusses the benefits of using international arbitration as a dispute resolution mechanism and third-party portfolio funding to cover costs of international arbitration.

Third-party funding – taking stock

This article traces the introduction of third-party legislation in Singapore and HK, followed by an assessment of the status quo.

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