Tag Archives: Singapore International Arbitration Act (IAA)

Singapore Court of Appeal confirms the validity of “unilateral option to arbitrate” clauses

In the recent decision of Wilson Taylor Asia Pacific Pte Ltd v Dyna-Jet Pte Ltd [2017] SGCA 32, the Singapore Court of Appeal confirmed that the Singapore courts will enforce a dispute resolution clause which gives only one party the … Continue reading

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Should I stay or should I go? Singapore High Court declines to stay arbitration pending review of jurisdictional ruling

Overview In a recent ex tempore judgment in the case of Loblaw Companies Limited v Origin & Co Ltd & Another [2017] SGHC 59 ("Loblaw v Origin"), the Singapore High Court declined to exercise its discretion under s10(9) of the … Continue reading

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‘Bare’ arbitration clauses and the extent to which the Singapore court may assist

In K.V.C Rice Intertrade Co Ltd v Asian Mineral Resources Pte Ltd and another Suit [2017] SGHC 32 ("KVC Action") the Singapore High Court discussed the extent to which the Singapore courts and the Singapore International Arbitration Centre, in its … Continue reading

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Singapore High Court decides interim awards are enforceable

In the case of PT Perusahaan Gas Negara (Persero) TBK v CRW Joint Operation (Indonesia) [2014] SGHC 146, the Singapore High Court considered the enforceability of interim awards under the Singapore International Arbitration Act (the IAA).  This judgment provides a … Continue reading

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You’re (not) welcome to the arbitration! The Singapore court considers powers to order joinder

In The Titan Unity (No. 2) [2014] SGHCR 04, an Assistant Registrar refused to grant, amongst others, a party’s application for an order that it be allowed to join arbitration proceedings that were on foot.  The Singapore court refused the … Continue reading

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