Region: Singapore

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

Singapore witness-gating award can’t be sent back

The Singapore Court of Appeal has refused to reinstate the award of a sole arbitrator who engaged in witness-gating, while ruling that it lacks the power to remit where such a remedy was not requested at first instance.

25 January 2021

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20 January 2021

Dentons partner joins Singapore bench

Dentons’ global vice chair Philip Jeyaretnam SC has been appointed a judicial commissioner of Singapore’s Supreme Court.

08 December 2020

Malaysian travel agency fails to reverse res judicata finding

The Singapore Court of Appeal has upheld a SIAC award against a Malaysian online travel agency in a US$35 million dispute with its former owners, ruling that the tribunal’s finding on res judicata was not a question of jurisdiction that could be examined afresh.

04 December 2020

SIAC launches in New York

The Singapore International Arbitration Centre has launched in New York, establishing its first representative office outside of Asia to serve a “steady rise in popularity” among users in the Americas.

02 December 2020

Insurer fails to stay Thai hotel owner’s pandemic claim

The owner of a luxury hotel in Phuket that was forced to close because of the covid-19 pandemic can proceed with a lawsuit against its insurer, after a Singapore court found that disputes over how to interpret the insurance policy had been carved out from the arbitration clause.

27 November 2020

Thai bank must face fraudulent transfer claims

One of Thailand's largest commercial banks has failed to knock out part of a UK fraud litigation in which it is accused of conspiring to steal US$2 billion worth of wind energy assets and frustrate enforcement of a US$700 million ICC award.

26 November 2020

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