Full Steam Ahead: Singapore International Commercial Court (“SICC”) issues judgment clarifying the position on what constitutes an offshore case

As we previously reported, the recently established SICC is up and running (see here).  It issued its first judgment in May 2016 (see here) and has since continued to be active in resolving ongoing disputes in a speedy manner, with two more decisions issued in June 2016. In this post, we look at one of these judgments which deals with what constitutes an 'offshore case' for the purposes of the SICC in Teras Offshore Pte Ltd v Teras Cargo Transport (America) LLC[1]. (Click here for the full judgment.)  This is important as this is a key feature of the SICC which allows users to have greater freedom as to the conduct of the case (including the appointment of international counsel).

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