Category Archives: Arbitration

A Pragmatic Stay Of Proceedings: The High Court Declines Jurisdiction Under Its Insolvency Regime In Favour Of Overlapping Arbitral Proceedings

In a recent decision Takenaka Corporation v Tam Chee Chong and another [2018] SGHC 51, Justice Aedit Abdullah granted a stay of proceedings under the Arbitration Act of Singapore (Cap 10, 2002 Rev Ed) (the “Arbitration Act“), for an appeal against the judicial managers’ rejection of a creditors’ proof of debt pursuant to Section 75 of the […]

United Arab Emirates Advances New Arbitration Law 

Lawmakers for the United Arab Emirates have approved a long-awaited draft federal arbitration law, the country’s official news agency has reported. The UAE’s Federal National Council approved the draft arbitration law on Tuesday, the Emirates News Agency said. Once the law is finalized, it will apply to all arbitrations within the country as long as […]

Hong Kong court considers nature and arbitrability of lawyer-client fee disputes

In a decision dated 10 January 2018, the Hong Kong Court of First Instance (Court) stayed its proceedings in favour of arbitration under an arbitration agreement between a firm of solicitors and its former clients. The Court held that there is nothing in Hong Kong law or public policy to indicate that a dispute between […]

Singapore Amends ICC to Strengthen International Arbitration Status

Singapore has amended its International Commercial Court in order to strengthen its status as a hub of international arbitration. According to Lexology, on January 9th, 2018, the Supreme Court of Judicature passed amendments which clarify that the Singapore International Commercial Court (“SICC”) has jurisdiction to hear proceedings relating to international commercial arbitration, and also abolish the pre-action certificate […]

Singapore International Arbitration Centre Proposal on Cross-Institution Consolidation Protocol

Singapore International Arbitration Centre Proposal on Cross-Institution Consolidation Protocol

On 19 December 2017, the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (‘SIAC”) released a proposal on cross-institution cooperation for the consolidation of international arbitral proceedings. The innovative proposal envisages the adoption of a protocol by arbitral institutions that would permit the consolidation of arbitral proceedings subject to different institutional arbitration rules. Gary Born, Chair of the International Arbitration […]