High Court declines to stay arbitration proceedings on the basis of a non-signatory’s allegation of bribery and corruption underlying the contract

In Vertex Superieur Sdn Bhd & Anor v Shell Malaysia Trading Sdn Bhd, the High Court refused to stay court proceedings brought in breach of an arbitration agreement on the basis that it was in the public interest that allegations by a non-signatory that an underlying contract was procured by private bribery and corruption should be tried expeditiously through court proceedings. Read more

Launch of AIAC Arbitration Rules 2021

The Asian International Arbitration Centre has launched the latest revisions to its Arbitration Rules, following their last update in 2018. Upon coming into effect on 1 August 2021, the AIAC Arbitration Rules 2021 will apply to all AIAC arbitrations commenced after this date unless parties agree otherwise. Read more