Singapore Court Sets Aside Lesotho Investor-State Award

Diamond in the Rough Singapore High Court sets aside Lesotho investor-State Award

Baker McKenzie review the 2016 Singapore High Court’s decision in the ground-breaking case of Sanum Investments Ltd v Government of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic [2016] SGCA 57, where the Court set aside an investor-State arbitral award on the basis that the tribunal exceeded its jurisdiction.  The authors observe that the decision illustrates the willingness and competence of the courts of Singapore to deal with issues concerning public international law and investment arbitration.

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About Phillip Rompotis

Phillip practices as a barrister and arbitrator in Hong Kong. He has over 25 years’ litigation and arbitration experience in commercial disputes relating to construction & engineering, financial services, joint venture & shareholders agreements, technology, trusts, property and landlord & tenant. He is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, the Singapore Institute of Arbitrators, the Malaysian Institute of Arbitrators, and a member of various lists/panels of arbitrators.

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