Singapore court: failure to call witness no reason to set aside arbitration award

By Shaun Lee, Jonathan Choo, Selina Toh


BVU v BVX [2019] SGHC 69

This arbitration analysis examines the Singapore High Court's decision in BVU v BVX that an arbitration award would not be set aside on the basis of public policy or fraud simply because the successful party had failed to call certain witnesses or to disclose certain internal documents. The court also refused to countenance the use of subpoenas by the unsuccessful party to obtain documents as a means to relitigate the merits of the dispute.

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