Court of Appeal confirms limits to grant of a stay on case management grounds in favour of arbitration (Rex v Gulf Hibiscus)

By Jonathan Choo, Shaun Lee


Arbitration analysis: What is the nature of a Singapore court’s grant of a case management stay and its powers to lift such a stay or even discharge the original stay in the absence of an appeal? What should the Singapore court’s approach in granting a case management stay be where the plaintiff in court litigation does not intend to commence arbitration proceedings against the other named party to the arbitration agreement? Shaun Lee, counsel in the dispute resolution group at Bird & Bird ATMD LLP in Singapore, explains the implications of the Singapore Court of Appeal’s decision in this case.

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