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ADV: Executive Director, Singapore Mediation Centre

ADV: Executive Director, Singapore Mediation Centre

We are looking for a transformational leader who will lead SMC to support the growth of Singapore as the mediation hub of Asia.

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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.

ADV: Executive Director, Singapore Mediation Centre

We are looking for a transformational leader who will lead SMC to support the growth of Singapore as the mediation hub of Asia. 

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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.

Three “pitfalls” for the unwary: Third-party funding in Asia

For some time, practitioners would have seen news alerts headlining that 3P funding is permitted in Singapore and HK for arbitration and arbitration-related Court proceedings.

Supreme Court Case Summary: Swissbourgh Diamond Mines (Pty) Ltd and others v Kingdom of Lesotho [2018] SGCA 81

CA rules that Permanent Court of Arbitration tribunal had no jurisdiction to hear their investment treaty claim against Lesotho.

Top court dismisses appeal on arbitration award

Top court dismisses appeal on arbitration award

Court of Appeal rules in favour of Lesotho against firm seeking to restore award on mine leases.

ADV: SIMC Deputy CEO Job Posting

ADV: SIMC Deputy CEO Job Posting

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

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ADV: SIMC Deputy CEO Job Posting

ADV: SIMC Deputy CEO Job Posting

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

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[HK] Client update: New Arbitration Rules in Hong Kong

The HKIAC 2018 Rules provide the arbitral tribunal and parties with mechanisms to resolve disputes through a more efficient, cost-effective and procedurally certain process.

ADV: SIMC Deputy CEO Job Posting

ADV: SIMC Deputy CEO Job Posting

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

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ADV: SIMC Deputy CEO Job Posting

ADV: SIMC Deputy CEO Job Posting

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

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ADV: SIMC Deputy CEO Job Posting

ADV: SIMC Deputy CEO Job Posting

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

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Note on Lifting Off...... The Singapore Infrastructure Dispute-Management Protocol

This is the second of two new Singapore initiatives designed to facilitate infrastructure development in Asia, the first being Infrastructure Asia.

Supreme Court Case Summary: Glaziers Engineering Pte Ltd v WCS Engineering Construction Pte Ltd [2018] SGCA 66

CA reverses HC's finding that adjudicator breached natural justice by applying “beyond reasonable doubt” standard in proceedings where parties did not address adjudicator on applicable standard of persuasion.

Supreme Court Case Summary: Marty Limited v Hualon Corporation (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (Receiver and Manager Appointed) [2018] SGCA 63

CA finds party to an arbitration agreement who had commenced and maintained court proceedings to be in repudiatory breach of the arbitration agreement.

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