Singapore Academy of Law : Study on Governing Law & Jurisdiction Choices In Cross-border Transaction

By |February 25th, 2016|

The following report is taken from the Singapore Academy of Law :Click here to download the survey findings.

The realities of globalisation and regionalisation have led, in recent years, to a drive to develop Singapore as a leading centre for dispute resolution and legal services in Asia. In this regard, the Singapore Academy of Law’s International Promotion of Singapore Law […]

ICC Court announces new policies to foster transparency and ensure greater efficiency

By |February 18th, 2016|

The following article is taken from Herbert Smith Freehills: Click here to go to the original article.

On 5 January 2016, the ICC Court announced two new policies aimed at enhancing the efficiency and transparency of ICC arbitration proceedings.   The first aims to promote transparency for users and stakeholders in ICC arbitration by publishing the names and certain details of […]

Amendments To India’s Arbitration Act: An Analysis

By |February 16th, 2016|

The following post is taken from Mondaq :Click here to go to the original article.


Last month, the Government of India passed the Arbitration and Conciliation (Amendment) Ordinance, 2015 (the “Ordinance”) amending the Indian Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996 (the “Act”) with a view to generally restrict the courts from challenging an arbitration award. This article highlights the key provisions […]

New Year, New Practice Note: HKIAC Issues Practice Note on Consolidation of Arbitrations

By |February 5th, 2016|

Article taken from HKIAC: http://www.hkiac.org/en/news/544

The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) is pleased to introduce the Practice Note on Consolidation of Arbitrations  (Practice Note), which will come into effect on 1 January 2016. 

The Practice Note applies to arbitrations in which a Request for Consolidation (Request) is submitted under Article 28 of the 2013 HKIAC Administered Arbitration Rules (Rules) on or […]

Public Consultation on Draft SIAC Arbitration Rules

By |February 2nd, 2016|

The following announcement is taken from SIAC: Click here to go to the original article.

The Singapore International Arbitration Centre (“SIAC”) is pleased to announce the opening of the public consultation process on its draft revised Arbitration Rules 2016 (the “draft Rules”).

The revision of SIAC’s Arbitration Rules takes into account recent developments in international arbitration practice and procedure, and is aimed at […]

Hong Kong court considers its power to grant injunctions in support of foreign arbitrations; says hybrid clause enforceable

By |January 28th, 2016|

The following article is taken from Herbert Smith Freehills : http://hsfnotes.com/arbitration/2015/12/17/hong-kong-court-considers-its-power-to-grant-injunctions-in-support-of-foreign-arbitrations-says-hybrid-clause-enforceable/

In Top Gains Mineral Macao Commercial Offshore Limited and TL Resources Pte Ltd(HCMP1622/2015), the Hong Kong Court of First Instance has refused to discharge an injunction in support of prospective arbitral proceedings in Singapore, despite the “hybrid” nature of the arbitration clause and the fact that the Singapore court had […]

Sundra Rajoo calls for Caribbean uptake of Model Law

By |January 21st, 2016|

The following article is taken from Jamaica Chamber of Commerce: http://jamaicachamber.org.jm/rajoo-calls-for-caribbean-uptake-of-model-law/

In a speech in the Jamaican capital of Kingston, Sundra Rajoo, director of the Kuala Lumpur Regional Centre for Arbitration and president elect of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, reflected on the varied Caribbean arbitration landscape and advised countries in the region to sign the UNCITRAL Model Law.

Rajoo told an […]

Philippines official confident in South China Sea arbitration case

By |January 12th, 2016|

The following article is taken from Channel News Asia: http://www.channelnewsasia.com/news/asiapacific/philippines-official/2307704.html

The Philippines on Monday wrapped up a week of arguments before judges in its case against China over the hotly disputed South China Sea, at a hearing boycotted by Beijing.

The Philippines has asked the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague to affirm its right to areas within 200 nautical miles […]

SIAC Announces the Formation of the SIAC Users Council Regional and National Committees

By |January 6th, 2016|

The following article is taken from SIAC: http://www.siac.org.sg/
Following the establishment of its Users Council, the Singapore International Arbitration Centre is pleased to announce the formation of the SIAC Users Council Regional and National Committees.

The creation of the Regional and National Committees underscores SIAC’s continued commitment to excellence and efficiency in case administration and strengthens SIAC’s position at the forefront of […]

Arbitrability of fraud in India

By |December 31st, 2015|

The following is an article taken from Herbert Smith Freehill: http://hsfnotes.com/arbitration/2015/12/02/arbitrability-of-fraud-in-india/

The decision of the Indian Supreme Court in Swiss Timing Limited v Organising Committee, 2010 Olympic Games, Delhi[1] (“Swiss Timing”) last year seemingly settled the legal position on whether claims involving allegations of fraud are arbitrable in India. The Supreme Court in Swiss Timing overruled the previous leading Supreme Court authority, […]