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30 April 2020
SGCA cla­ri­fies ap­plic­able stand­ard of re­view in dis­missal of wind­ing-up...
The coronavir­us pan­dem­ic has left com­pan­ies in­creas­ingly con­cerned about the pos­sib­il­ity of wind­ing-up as a res­ult of a fail­ure to pay debts. In a situ­ation where a party’s dis­puted debt is sub­ject to an ar­bit­ra­tion clause, the debt­or may wish to seek a s
23 January 2018
Singa­pore passes bill for Singa­pore In­ter­na­tion­al Com­mer­cial Court to hear...
On 9 Janu­ary 2018, Par­lia­ment passed the Su­preme Court of Ju­dicature (Amend­ment) Bill 2017 giv­ing the Singa­pore In­ter­na­tion­al Com­mer­cial Court jur­is­dic­tion to hear in­ter­na­tion­al com­mer­cial ar­bit­ra­tion-re­lated court pro­ceed­ings. The Amend­ment cla­ri­fies tha
29 April 2020
Busi­nesses turn to elec­tron­ic / di­git­al sig­na­tures as re­mote work­ing be­comes...
As work­place clos­ures and so­cial dis­tan­cing have rendered phys­ic­al sign­ing of doc­u­ments lo­gist­ic­ally chal­len­ging, if not im­possible, many busi­nesses are turn­ing to tech­no­lo­gies such as Doc­uSign or ap­ply­ing sig­na­tures cre­ated from oth­er pro­grammes such as
6 February 2018
Sri Lanka’s 70th In­de­pend­ence Day Spe­cial Up­date: Singa­pore and Sri Lanka...
Wit­nessed by His Ex­cel­lency Maith­ri­p­ala Siris­ena, the Pres­id­ent of Sri Lanka, and Singa­pore Prime Min­is­ter Lee Hsien Loong in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Singa­pore and Sri Lanka signed the Sri Lanka-Singa­pore Free Trade Agree­ment (“SLSFTA”) on 23 Janu­ary 2018. R
28 April 2020
Ad­vising the board on in­solv­ency risk in Singa­pore
28 February 2018
SGCA grants Seni­or In­di­an Ad­voc­ate ad hoc ad­mis­sion to ar­gue ar­bit­ra­tion-re­lated...
In a re­versal of the High Court’s 2017 de­cision, Singa­pore’s Court of Ap­peal (“CA”) re­cently gran­ted un­pre­ced­en­ted ad hoc ad­mis­sion for Har­ish Salve (“Mr Salve”) – a Seni­or Ad­voc­ate of the In­di­an Bar – to be ad­mit­ted to ar­gue for­eign law is­sues in ap­plica
16 April 2020
The COV­ID-19 (Tem­por­ary Meas­ures) Act 2020 – Un­com­mon Re­lief for Un­com­mon...
On 7 April 2020, the Singa­pore Par­lia­ment passed the COV­ID-19 (Tem­por­ary Meas­ures) Act 2020 (the “Act”). Amongst oth­er things, the Act is tar­geted at provid­ing tem­por­ary re­lief from cer­tain leg­al ob­lig­a­tions in light of the cur­rent coronavir­us pan­dem­ic. I
4 April 2018
SI­AC re­ports an­oth­er re­cord-break­ing year
On 7 March 2018, the Singa­pore In­ter­na­tion­al Ar­bit­ra­tion Centre (“SI­AC”) an­nounced the re­lease of its 2017 An­nu­al Re­port (the “An­nu­al Re­port”). The An­nu­al Re­port sets out de­tailed stat­ist­ics for yet an­oth­er re­cord-break­ing year for SI­AC in terms of both n
15 April 2020
The ap­pear­ance of COV­ID-19 throws spot­light on cor­por­ate sub­stance
The ease of set­ting up and main­tain­ing an in­vest­ment hold­ing com­pany in Singa­pore makes the city-state a fa­voured des­tin­a­tion for for­eign in­vestors and busi­ness founders. Amid its stable polit­ic­al en­vir­on­ment, stra­tegic geo­graph­ic loc­a­tion and re­li­able ju
4 April 2018
The Singa­pore Me­di­ation Con­ven­tion: Plug­ging the gap in cross-bor­der en­force­ab­il­ity...
On 26 June 2018, the fi­nal drafts for a con­ven­tion on the en­force­ment of in­ter­na­tion­al set­tle­ment agree­ments res­ult­ing from me­di­ation and the cor­res­pond­ing mod­el law were ap­proved at the 51st Ses­sion of the United Na­tions Com­mis­sion on In­ter­na­tion­al Trade
15 April 2020
The SI­AC An­nu­al Re­port 2019: Find­ings and Takeaways in the light of COV­ID-19
In its re­cently re­leased An­nu­al Re­port 2019 (the “Re­port”), the Singa­pore In­ter­na­tion­al Ar­bit­ra­tion Centre (“SI­AC”) con­tin­ues to re­port strong growth and pos­it­ive num­bers. We provide a sum­mary of the Re­port’s find­ings and a few key takeaways, par­tic­u­larly
19 March 2018
Costs and Dur­a­tion: A Com­par­is­on of the HKI­AC, LCIA, SCC and SI­AC Stud­ies
As cross-bor­der con­tracts in­volving multi-jur­is­dic­tion­al parties be­come the norm, more play­ers have entered the arena to of­fer leg­al ser­vices for parties opt­ing to re­solve their dis­putes by way of in­ter­na­tion­al ar­bit­ra­tion. The Mum­bai Centre for In­ter­nati