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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.

Employment dispute claims can now be filed online

Employment dispute claims can now be filed online

They may also be able to resolve their disputes on the go, through new online negotiation and mediation services.

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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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United Nations treaty on cross-border mediation to be named after Singapore

United Nations treaty on cross-border mediation to be named after Singapore

The Singapore Convention on Mediation will provide for the cross-border enforcement of mediated settlement agreements.

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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Mediation a way of protecting private-hire car drivers

Mediation a way of protecting private-hire car drivers

National Private Hire Vehicles Association and the National Taxi Association recommended a mediation service for the next Land Transport Master Plan as private-hire car drivers are not protected under the Employment Act.

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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.

Ex-NSP chief appeals against summons over $206k loan

Ex-NSP chief appeals against summons over $206k loan

Politician says plaintiff gave him money as down payment for iron ore deal, not a loan.

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Financial dispute resolution centre sees surge in cases

Financial dispute resolution centre sees surge in cases

Almost half of complaints are against life insurers, with main bugbear being contractual matters.

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.

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.

[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.

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