Region: Singapore

SIAC to hear billion-dollar takeover dispute

The Singapore International Arbitration Centre is to hear a dispute between two locally listed conglomerates over an attempt to call off a proposed US$2.8 billion takeover.

10 February 2022

Singapore boutique hires from Norton Rose

Singapore disputes boutique Breakpoint has hired KC Lye who has left his role as Norton Rose Fulbright’s head of disputes in the city-state after 22 years at the firm.

19 January 2022

Vietnam media group liable in M&A dispute

A SIAC tribunal has ordered a Vietnamese media group to pay nearly US$27 million to the Korean buyers of its interest in an electronic payments business that was implicated in an illegal online gambling ring.

13 January 2022

Chinese gas field award upheld in Singapore

An insolvent Hong Kong energy company has lost its bid to revive a US$340 million UNCITRAL claim against a Chinese state-owned entity relating to a gas field in the East China Sea.

07 January 2022

King & Spalding duo head to Singapore firm

Simon Dunbar and Kevin Lim, who helped GE win a nearly US$160 million award against a Taiwanese utility, have left King & Spalding to join Singapore-based firm Gateway Law.

07 January 2022

Maldives fails to halt SIAC case over lagoon project

UPDATED: A court in Singapore has ruled that a developer can proceed with a US$130 million SIAC claim against the Maldives over a stalled joint venture to reclaim and develop islands and a lagoon in its territory.

01 December 2021

Australian miner buries Singapore set aside bid

An Australian mining company says it has defeated a bid by its joint venture partner to set aside a SIAC award over their US$463 million copper and gold project in the Philippines.

22 November 2021

Singapore injunction upheld against matrimonial website founder

A court in Singapore has upheld an anti-suit injunction against the co-founder of a well-known Indian matrimonial and matchmaking website – apparently the first time a Commonwealth court has ruled on which law applies when determining if a dispute is arbitrable at the pre-award stage.

11 November 2021

Singapore considers conditional fee agreements

Singapore has tabled legislation to allow conditional fee agreements in international arbitrations and refine the scope of foreign lawyers’ involvement in proceedings in the city-state’s international commercial court.

09 November 2021

Shareholders settle non-compete dispute at SIAC

A Singaporean asset manager has agreed to settle a SIAC claim in which it accused fellow shareholders in an Indian oilfield equipment maker of diverting business to competitors.

05 November 2021

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