Region: Singapore

Japanese firms recruit foreign lawyers

Japanese firm Nozomi Sogo has hired Swiss-qualified Michael Mroczek as an international arbitration partner in Tokyo – as Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu recruits Justin Ee as partner in Singapore.

25 October 2022

Singapore's plans unmasked in interview with minister

On the day that Singaporeans were permitted to unmask inside for the first time since the pandemic, Lucy Reed interviewed Singapore's minister of home affairs and minister for law K Shanmugam SC about the city-state's future as a leading arbitration centre.

14 October 2022

Landau: is it time for a rethink?

A SIAC Symposium panel chaired by leading Singapore-based silk Toby Landau asked whether fundamental changes to arbitration will be needed as a result of world events and the emergence of new types of disputes – including more inquisitorial and proactive tribunals, new classes of experts or more specialised arbitrators.

14 October 2022

SIAC to hear claim over Seoul skyscraper sale

UPDATED: A South Korean investment firm has launched a SIAC claim after pulling out of a deal to acquire a landmark development in Seoul’s financial district for nearly US$2.8 billion.

26 September 2022

BVI non-signatories seek to escape Google claim

Two British Virgin Islands companies have asked a US court to overturn an ICDR award that found they are bound by an arbitration agreement in a US$146 million dispute with Google’s Asian arm over unpaid advertising fees.

08 September 2022

Funder backs Singapore investor’s claim against China

A Singaporean group has secured third-party funding for a US$170 million treaty claim against China over the curtailment of its phosphate mining activities to make way for a panda reserve.

24 August 2022

Criminal conviction raises stakes in airline catering dispute

A Korean executive’s conviction last week on criminal charges relating to an airline catering contract is expected to be raised in a pending Singapore challenge to a US$1.78 billion ICC award.

23 August 2022

Carlsberg wins South Asian joint venture dispute

A SIAC tribunal chaired by Jan Paulsson has ruled in favour of Carlsberg in a US$1.5 billion dispute relating to its businesses in Nepal and India, giving the Danish brewer the right to buy its partner out of a joint venture.

18 August 2022

Alvin Yeo SC dies aged 60

Alvin Yeo SC, co-founder of WongPartnership and the youngest ever lawyer to be appointed senior counsel in Singapore, has died aged 60 following a two-year battle with cancer.

01 August 2022

SIAC award survives coercion allegations

A mining executive and his son who alleged they were coerced at knifepoint into settling a joint venture dispute while suffering from mental illness have lost their challenge to a US$12 million SIAC award in Singapore.

29 July 2022

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