Region: Singapore

BVI court finds ICC awards go against Thai public policy

A court in the British Virgin Islands has refused to enforce compound interest awarded in an ICC dispute between two Thai businessmen after finding that it conflicts with Thai public policy.

20 March 2023

China defeats treaty claim over panda reserve

A split tribunal has refused to hear a US$170 million treaty claim brought against China by a Singaporean investor whose phosphate mining activities were curtailed to make way for a panda reserve.

28 February 2023

Korean shipbuilder settles billion-dollar claim

A Korean shipbuilder has reportedly agreed to pay to settle a dispute with Japanese oil and gas producer Inpex that gave rise to a US$970 million ICC case.

17 February 2023

Malaysian state entity defeats bid to revive SIAC claim

UPDATED: A Singapore court has upheld a SIAC award favouring Malaysia’s state-owned telecoms company in a US$35 million dispute with a provider of set-top boxes for internet protocol television, finding no evidence the arbitrator failed to keep an open mind.

07 February 2023

Repsol fails to overturn Sinopec awards in Singapore

A Singapore court has upheld a pair of SIAC awards that found Repsol liable for fraud in a US$5 billion dispute with China’s Sinopec, while refusing to disqualify the presiding arbitrator over his role on a Chinese court-appointed expert panel.

02 February 2023

Singapore launches model clause for arbitration-related litigation

The Singapore International Commercial Court has unveiled a model clause confirming that parties to arbitration-related litigation arising under the city-state's international arbitration legislation select it as their choice of court.

17 January 2023

Friends and colleagues pay tribute to Yeo

Close to 700 friends, colleagues and family members of the late Alvin Yeo SC, chairman and senior partner of WongPartnership, have gathered in Singapore to celebrate the life of the leading arbitration lawyer who died last year.

11 January 2023

Rajah & Tann practice head named SC in Singapore

Kelvin Poon, head of international arbitration at Rajah & Tann, is one of two new Senior Counsel appointed in Singapore.

10 January 2023

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

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