The growth of hybrid dispute resolution processes in Asia – Singapore and the Arb-med-Arb protocol

Herbert Smith Freehills Senior Associate Emmanuel Chua has published an article titled "The growth of hybrid dispute resolution processes in Asia – Singapore and the Arb-med-Arb protocol" in CIArb Malaysia, newsletter of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Malaysia Branch. This article provides an informative summary and looks at the advantages of the Arb-Med-Arb protocol, which … Read more

HERBERT SMITH FREEHILLS – SMU ASIAN ARBITRATION LECTURE

MULTIPLE PROCEEDINGS IN INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION This year's Herbert Smith Freehills-SMU Asian Arbitration Lecture will be delivered by Professor Gabrielle Kaufmann-Kohler, followed by commentary from Alastair Henderson, Managing Partner of Herbert Smith Freehills Singapore and Head of International Arbitration Southeast Asia. Date:    Tuesday, 24 November 2015 Time:    4:30pm: Registration & pre-event drinks 5:00pm to 6:30pm: Lecture … Read more

Launch of landmark global conference series on the future of dispute resolution

Herbert Smith Freehills is pleased to announce the launch of The Global Pound Conference (GPC) Series 2016-17. The aim of this ambitious worldwide conference series is to build a global conversation about the current landscape of civil and commercial dispute resolution and how dispute resolution tools and institutions should respond to the needs of 21st century business.  In particular, it … Read more

Out of time: Singapore Court of Appeal upholds decision of adjudicator to reject Adjudication Response filed 2 minutes late

The Singapore Court of Appeal (“CoA“) has delivered its judgment in Citiwall Safety Glass Pte Ltd v Mansource Interior Pte Ltd [2015] SGCA 42.  Overturning the High Court’s decision, the CoA held that the time limits applicable in statutory adjudication under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act (“SOPA“) are incredibly strict.  The … Read more

Thai anti-bribery laws are extended to cover foreign officials and bribery through “associated” persons

Recent amendments to the Organic Act on Counter Corruption B.E. 2542 (1999) have created a new suite of bribery offences for foreign public officials, international organisation workers and state officials who ask for or accept bribes and for individuals and legal entities who offer or give bribes to foreign officials, international organisation workers or state … Read more

New guide to anti-corruption regulation in Asia Pacific launched

Over the past two years we have witnessed an exponential increase in global efforts to combat corruption. Nowhere is this more visible than Asia, where a number of countries have recently passed new anti-corruption legislation or taken steps to strengthen their existing anti-corruption frameworks. Local anti-corruption laws should now be the main compliance concern for … Read more