Region: Singapore

Another set-aside bid fails in Manila casino saga

The Singapore Court of Appeal has upheld a US$296 million award that requires a Manila gaming resort owner to facilitate a share sale if it fails to pay damages – affirming the tribunal’s power to fashion a “pragmatic” remedy.

14 October 2021

Reed fills Born's shoes at SIAC

Lucy Reed is to succeed Gary Born as president of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre's Court of Arbitration, which has also added new members.

28 September 2021

ICC announces new Asia and Middle East leadership

The International Chamber of Commerce has hired three new regional directors for business development of arbitration and ADR in Asia and the Middle East.

21 September 2021

Singapore court upholds duty to consider corruption

The Singapore International Commercial Court has upheld two BIT awards favouring Laos in a billion-dollar dispute with two gaming companies, ruling that arbitrators have a “public duty” to review evidence of corruption presented to them.

10 September 2021

Ex-SIAC South Asia head launches funding consultancy

Pranav Mago, the former head of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre’s South Asia desk, has launched one of Asia’s first litigation finance consultancies.

03 September 2021

Third-party funding gets “super priority” status in Singapore restructuring

A Singapore court has ruled that funding provided by Omni Bridgeway to help a struggling commodity trader pursue an arbitration in Hong Kong should be granted super-priority status in the context of the trader’s debt restructuring.

03 September 2021

Join us for GAR Connect: Singapore

Readers are invited to join us next week for GAR Connect: Singapore, which will address insolvency, hot topics in the energy sector and the use of arbitration by big tech and pharma companies. There will also be a fireside chat with SIAC court president Gary Born.

17 August 2021

WongPartnership hires SIAC counsel

Piyush Prasad has joined WongPartnership as counsel in Singapore after four years at the Singapore International Arbitration Centre.

06 August 2021

ICC's South Asia director joins chambers in Singapore

The ICC International Court of Arbitration’s former director for South Asia and co-chair of the ICC Young Arbitrators Forum Asia Chapter, Abhinav Bhushan, is joining 39 Essex Chambers.

04 August 2021

Sidley practice leader heading for Singapore

In addition to his role as global co-head of international arbitration and trade at Sidley Austin, Tai-Heng Cheng has taken over as co-managing partner of the firm's office in Singapore – and plans to relocate to the city state, where he grew up, after 25 years in the US.

16 July 2021

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