The tension between the exclusive jurisdiction of the Court to determine whether a company should be wound up on the just and equitable ground and the contractual obligation to arbitrate disputes between shareholders exists in multiple jurisdictions.
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Morrison & Foerster LLP
On September 1, 2020, Singapore's Ministry of Law introduced an International Arbitration (Amendment) Bill (the "Bill") that proposes two changes to the International Arbitration Act.
On 21 July 2020, the Monetary Authority of Singapore ("MAS") released a consultation paper to seek feedback in relation to a proposed new omnibus act for the financial sector ("Omnibus Act").
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact all of us even as the country begins to open up again. With a bleak forecast of Singapore's economy shrinking by 7 to 4 per cent...
As Singapore moves past the circuit breaker and into the new phases implemented by parliament, we are far from resuming our pre-pandemic lives.
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
This case illustrates three important issues for parties considering arbitration as a dispute resolution mechanism.
The use of virtual hearings is not new in international arbitration. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has necessitated...
Hailed as a "game changer" , the United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation ("Convention") is viewed to be a powerful tool championing...
Singapore is an aging population. According to a study done by the Institute of Mental Health in 2015, 1 in 10 people above the age of 60 may have dementia. Often, the onset of dementia may not be...
Shook Lin & Bok
The COVID-19 Pandemic has resulted in grave financial impact for various business sectors. In light of this, the Government is seeking to introduce a series of measures under the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures)
The winding-up process in Singapore is no longer available in respect of debt claims that are subject to a valid arbitration clause, except in extremely limited circumstances.
The Singapore COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 (the "COVID-19 Act") provides, amongst other reliefs, temporary relief to businesses unable to perform certain contractual...
Singh & Associates
The Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) was established in the year 1991 for the purpose of facilitating institutional arbitration.
The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on businesses and commercial parties can be keenly felt across the world.
The Singapore chapter touched on issues such as an overview of the dispute resolution framework, the year in review, court procedures, legal practice documents and the protection of privilege and alternative to litigation such as arbitration, mediation and other forms of dispute resolution.
Clyde & Co
The recent Singapore High Court decision in Hai Jiang 1401 Pte Ltd v Singapore Technologies Marine Ltd  SGHC 20 marks the first time that a Singapore Court has endorsed the principle.
King, Stubb & Kasiva
The United Nations International Convention on Settlement Agreements for Mediation (Singapore Convention) was taken up for signature in Singapore on the 7th of August, 2019...
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
Last month, the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) started a review and revision of its 2016 Rules (the "2020 Review").
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
The Singapore Court of Appeal reversed the ruling of the Singapore High Court and confirmed that the phrase "arbitration in Shanghai" meant that Shanghai was the seat of arbitration, not simply the venue of arbitration.