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Asymmetric Clauses, Multiple-Contracts and Arbitrating Against Non-Parties

更新财务仲裁中出现的常见问题
Tanner De Witt, one of Arbitrium’s proud sponsors, provides an update of common issues arising in financial arbitration proceedings, dealing with asymmetric arbitration clauses, multiple contracts incorporating multiple arbitration agreements and arbitrating against non-parties.

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Natural Justice & Jurisdiction Not Sufficient Grounds for Set Aside

没有根据自然正义或管辖权理由撤销裁决的依据
The Singapore Court of Appeal finds no basis to set aside an award on the grounds of excess of jurisdiction and/or breach of natural justice, and refuses to adopt the Hong Kong position of an award of indemnity costs against the unsuccessful party.

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Australian Court Upholds Liberal Construction of Arbitration Clause

澳大利亚法院支持自由裁量权仲裁条款
An Australian court finds that an arbitration clause providing that “disputes or differences arising between the Parties” merited a liberal construction, and encompassed claims for relief based on estoppel by convention or statutory unconscionable conduct under the Australian Consumer Law.

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Hong Kong Court Refuses Enforcement

香港法院搁置执行裁决的命令
The Hong Kong High Court sets aside an order to enforce an arbitration award on the basis that the tribunal’s findings were beyond the scope of the arbitration clause and the parties submission to arbitration and that the respondent in the arbitration had not been given a reasonable opportunity to present its case and to meet the claimant’s case in the arbitration.

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Arbitrium Newsletter No. 11 – 1 September 2020

This month, Arbitrium contains a host of articles from Hong Kong, Singapore and England, including an important decision from the English Court of Appeal clarifying an issue that has vexed courts for some time – the relative weight to be given to the law of the seat and the law of the main contract, where they differ, in determining the proper law of the arbitration agreement.

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English High Court Reviews Principles Applicable to s.68 Serious Irregularity Challenges

英国法院对严重不规则原则的审查
The English High Court dismissed a serious irregularity challenge under s.68 of the Act, reviewing the applicable legal principles, emphasising that s.68 should not be used to attack an arbitrator’s findings of fact and evaluation of evidence.

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Singapore Court Reviews Natural Justice and Public Policy Principles

新加坡法院审查自然正义与公共政策原则
In considering a challenge to a domestic international award arising out of the sale and purchase of vessels, the Singapore High Court reviews the applicable principles of breach of natural justice and public policy.

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English CA Provides Clear Guidance on Law Governing Arbitration Agreements

英国法院仲裁协议法律指导
In an important decision the English Court of Appeal clarifies an issue that has vexed courts for some time – the relative weight to be given to the law of the seat and the law of the main contract, where they differ, in determining the proper law of the arbitration agreement.

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Singapore CA Considers Arbitration and Insolvency Proceedings Interplay

新加坡审议仲裁和破产程序
The interplay between arbitration and winding up proceedings continues to attract judicial attention, with a recent decision from Singapore’s highest court affirming the prima facie test, meaning that a debtor need only show that there is a dispute subject to an arbitration agreement.

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SICC Refuses to Set Aside Award on Basis of Relief Granted or Apparent Bias

SICC拒绝就偏见作出裁决
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.

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