Region: Singapore

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

Thai wind farm awards annulled in Singapore

The Singapore Court of Appeal has annulled ICC awards worth more than US$525 million in a feud between two Thai businessmen over the sale of wind energy assets.

14 July 2021

Why SIAC case numbers made me choke over my coffee

In an interview with GAR, Singapore’s minister of law K Shanmugam explains why reports earlier this year that SIAC has overtaken the ICC in case numbers were not quite accurate and responds to the findings of the Queen Mary and White & Case survey that Singapore has levelled with London as “most preferred” arbitration seat worldwide.

06 July 2021

Indemnity costs in unsuccessful applications for set aside: different approaches compared

Sapna Jhangiani QC of Clyde & Co and Jarret Huang of the Singapore Management University School of Law look at a recent decision of the Singapore Court of Appeal that adds to debate on the role of indemnity costs in unsuccessful applications to set aside arbitral awards, comparing the court’s approach to those of the Hong Kong and English courts.

17 June 2021

“Non-existent” company’s award blocked in Singapore

A Singapore court has blocked a Norwegian company from enforcing an award because it was rendered in favour of a separate legal entity that had ceased to exist before the arbitration even started.

16 June 2021

ICC and SIAC secure Russian licences

UPDATED: The ICC International Court of Arbitration and Singapore International Arbitration Centre have been awarded coveted licences to administer Russia-seated arbitrations.

19 May 2021

Singapore appeal court blocks cross-disclosure in BIT cases

The Singapore Court of Appeal has refused to allow India to cross-disclose documents between two BIT cases over multibillion-dollar tax demands – declining to rule on the common law position on confidentiality in investment treaty cases.

14 May 2021

No duty of counsel to correct other side's “misunderstanding”

The Singapore High Court has refused to set aside a SIAC award because of a lawyer’s failure to correct opposing counsel’s alleged misunderstanding of the issues in play – holding that “counsel are responsible for arguing their own case, not for ensuring that the other side meets their case.”

05 May 2021

Cast list emerges for Indonesian mining dispute

More details have surfaced about a US$600 million SIAC case over the breakdown of an Indonesian mining deal, which will see Singaporean and US law firms face off.

06 April 2021

SIAC looks back on record year

The Singapore International Arbitration Centre has released its case numbers for 2020, which saw its caseload surpass the 1,000-case threshold for the first time.

31 March 2021

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