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Primacy of the seat – Singapore court refuses claimant’s set aside application in telecoms dispute

The Singapore High Court has refused a claimant’s application to set aside an award, holding that the tribunal did not exceed its jurisdiction, and that the award was not contrary to...


UK Government introduces Bill to reverse UK Supreme Court PACCAR ruling

The Bill is intended to restore the previous status quo in which litigation funding agreements were distinct from damages-based agreements and were not required to comply with additional...


The IBA publishes revised Guidelines on Conflicts of Interest in International Arbitration (2024)

The International Bar Association (IBA) Arbitration Committee has revised its Guidelines on Conflicts of Interest in International Arbitration, with the aim of modernizing and refining...


Remittal reconsidered – Hong Kong court grants leave to appeal on illegality defence decision

A Hong Kong court has granted leave to appeal against a decision in which an arbitral award was sent back to the arbitrator for reconsideration on the basis that the law had changed on a...


Arbitration Highlights in the Year of the Dragon

In the year of the dragon, attention turns to the enforcement of arbitral awards. We look at five different Hong Kong decisions where enforcement or set aside has been the central issue...


Competence queried – Hong Kong court sets aside tribunal ruling on jurisdiction

A Hong Kong court has set aside a tribunal’s finding on jurisdiction, holding that the arbitration clause in a loan agreement did not provide the tribunal with the jurisdiction to...


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AnAn refined – Singapore Court of Appeal allows winding-up in spite of arbitration agreement

The Singapore Court of Appeal has overturned the High Court decision in the case of Founder Group (Hong Kong) Limited (in liquidation) v Singapore JHC Co Pte Ltd [2023] SGCH 159, in the...

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Practical tips on drafting arbitration clauses

Consent of the parties to arbitrate lies at the core of international arbitration – this consent predominantly takes the form of an arbitration clause agreed upon by the parties in a...

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