This month, Arbitrium features an update in relation to the legal impact of the coronavirus outbreak, bringing together posts from a range of law firms at the forefront of advising commercial parties, and a range of cases from England, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Posted on March 24th, 2020 by Phillip Rompotis
The English CA overturns the first instance court, holding that English Courts do have jurisdiction under s.44(2)(a) of the Arbitration Act 1996 to grant orders for taking evidence from non-party witnesses in aid of foreign arbitrations.
Posted on March 8th, 2020 by Phillip Rompotis
The HK Court denies an application for a stay of proceedings to arbitration in a case concerning bills of lading. Nick Luxton, Counsel, appeared for the successful Plaintiff, and provides a review of the decision.
Posted on March 10th, 2020 by Phillip Rompotis
The HK Court dismisses an application to set aside an arbitral award, rejecting claims that the agreement was a sham and that enforcement of the award would be contrary to public policy. Edward Chin, Pupil Barrister, reviews the case.
Posted on March 14th, 2020 by Phillip Rompotis
In the latest decision from the HK High Court to consider the interplay between arbitration and winding-up proceedings, Lavesh Kirpalani, Counsel at Prince's Chambers, reviews the decision in Re Asia Master Logistics, where he appeared for the successful petitioner.
Posted on March 20th, 2020 by Phillip Rompotis
Tanner De Witt, one of Arbitrium's sponsors, outlines the operation of the Arrangement Concerning Mutual Enforcement of Arbitral Awards between the Mainland and the HKSAR.
Posted on March 11th, 2020 by Phillip Rompotis
The SICC dismisses an application to set aside an award, finding that the tribunal was justified in granting the cumulative relief that it did, and that there was no apparent bias on the part of an arbitrator who made a belated disclosure about being engaged as co-counsel with the defendant’s legal representative.
Posted on March 16th, 2020 by Phillip Rompotis
The Singapore Court of Appeal declines to set aside an award on the grounds of breach of natural justice in proceedings arising out of the termination of a construction contract.
Posted on March 6th, 2020 by Phillip Rompotis
The debate concerning the extent to which international arbitration poses a threat to precedent-based legal systems continues.