Region: Singapore

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

Departures announced after China sanctions Essex Court

Essex Court Chambers has announced the departure of Toby Landau QC and other members of its affiliate practice in Singapore following China's imposition of sanctions on the London-based set; while Jern-Fei Ng QC is moving to another chambers in London.

29 March 2021

Singapore court sides with LCIA panel on forced joinder

The Singapore High Court has said an LCIA tribunal was right to refuse to join a third party to a dispute over a real estate venture, finding that it had not consented to the joinder simply by being a signatory to the same arbitration agreement.

26 March 2021

New chair at Maxwell Chambers

Shearman & Sterling partner Daryl Chew has been appointed as the new chair of Maxwell Chambers in Singapore.

11 March 2021

Australian-Taiwanese academic sets up as arbitrator

An Australian-Taiwanese academic who has helped develop arbitration in Taiwan and shape the Singapore Convention has joined chambers in Singapore with a view to building a practice as an arbitrator.

05 March 2021

Indian and Indonesian projects spawn SIAC claims

The Singapore International Arbitration Centre is hearing two unrelated disputes worth a combined US$1.1 billion over energy and mining projects in India and Indonesia, it has emerged.

25 February 2021

Fraud appeal in casino dispute fails in Singapore

The Singapore Court of Appeal has upheld an award on liability that led to a Manila gaming resort owner being ordered to pay US$296 million to a Las Vegas casino operator – rejecting allegations that the successful party and its counsel fraudulently misled the tribunal.

19 February 2021

Silicon plant owner wins partial set-aside in Singapore

A Singapore court has ruled that the owner of a polysilicon plant was denied a fair chance to respond to a “completely new defence” to an ICC claim for delay damages, which led to a US$15 million reduction in the amount it was awarded.

09 February 2021

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