Tag Archives: Singapore

‘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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UPDATE: Singapore passes law to legalise third-party funding of international arbitration and related proceedings

On 10 January 2017 the Singapore Parliament passed amendments to the Civil Law Act legalising third-party funding in arbitration and related proceedings in Singapore (the "Amendments"). Following a year of positive developments for arbitration in Singapore, this latest development will … Continue reading

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GPC Series on the future of dispute resolution: first event in Singapore on 17-18 March 2016

Herbert Smith Freehills is proud to be a global platinum sponsor of the Global Pound Conference (GPC) Series 2016-17.  This ambitious worldwide conference series will engage all key stakeholders in a conversation about dispute resolution and how it should be used in … Continue reading

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Singapore Court of Appeal provides guidance on applications to stay proceedings in favour of arbitration and scope of arbitrability

In Tomolugen Holdings Ltd and another v Silica Investors Ltd and other appeals [2015] SGCA 57, a distinguished panel of the Singapore Court of Appeal considered an application to stay court proceedings in favour of arbitration under section 6 of the … Continue reading

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The Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements: a reciprocal enforcement regime to rival the New York Convention 1958?

The Hague Convention of 30 June 2005 on Choice of Court Agreements (the Convention) comes into force today, 1 October 2015.  The intention of the Convention is to provide a reciprocal regime in respect of exclusive choice of court agreements … Continue reading

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Singapore Court of Appeal decision on the enforceability of “Interim Awards”

In the case of PT Perusahaan Gas Negara (Persero) TBK v CRW Joint Operation (Indonesia), the Singapore Court of Appeal (the Court) considered the issue of enforceability of interim awards. The background to the case is more fully explained in … Continue reading

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ADR in Asia – overview of key ADR processes

We previously reported the publication of our new ADR in Asia Guide. As well as distilling the results of our client survey on mediation in Hong Kong, the Guide contains a summary of the main ADR processes and their use … Continue reading

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Singapore International Mediation Centre is launched, offering parties an “Arb-Med-Arb” process in partnership with SIAC

The Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC) was officially launched on 5 November 2014. Set up following the recommendations of a Working Group chaired by Edwin Glasgow CBE QC and George Lim SC, the SIMC will supplement the array of international … Continue reading

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International Arbitration Internship (Singapore): Applications Now Open

Herbert Smith Freehills is now accepting applications for short-term internships with the firm’s international arbitration group in Singapore.  Three paid positions are open for two to three month periods each (not extendable), the first starting in January 2015, the second … Continue reading

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Repaving the Southeast Asian Silk Road: EU-Singapore Free Trade Agreement negotiations concluded

In the wake of the recent agreement of the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (EU-Canada CETA) and after just over a year of negotiations, the EU and Singapore have released their free trade Agreement (EUSFTA) to the public.  (See … Continue reading

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