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 dispute resolution options available in Singapore. In particular, the SIMC will work closely with the … Read more

Singapore: Recent developments in the enforcement of Dispute Board decisions

Dispute Boards are a form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) which are becoming increasingly common on large and complex projects across the Asia Pacific region. A Dispute Board usually comprises 3 persons, one appointed by each party with a neutral chairperson. The Dispute Board is typically appointed at the start of a project and is … Read more

New Singapore mediation institute launched

On 5 November, the Singapore International Mediation Institute (SIMI) was officially launched by Singapore’s Senior Minister for Law and Education, who described mediation as the “third jewel” in the crown of Singapore’s legal services landscape, alongside arbitration and international litigation. Read more

Singapore: Court of Appeal 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 Court of Appeal considered the enforceability of interim awards under the Singapore International Arbitration Act (the IAA).  This judgment provides a useful analysis of what constitutes an enforceable award in Singapore and helpfully clarifies that … Read more