Region: Singapore

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

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

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

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