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  1. Legal news
    02 June 2020
    Singapore— Case management stay to allow arbitral tribunal to determine validity of settlement agreement (PUBG v Garena International)

    Arbitration analysis: What is the Singapore court's approach to the grant of a case management stay where parties to ongoing court proceedings enter into a settlement agreement with an arbitration clause but where that ...

  2. Legal news
    08 April 2020
    Singapore: courts and law firms subject to circuit-breaker measures with limited exceptions

    In an effort to curb the escalation of locally-transmitted COVID-19 infections, the Singapore government announced "circuit-breaker" measures on 3 April 2020. From 7 April 2020 to 4 May 2020 (both dates inclusive) (the ...

  3. Legal news
    13 April 2020
    Singapore strengthens its position and capabilities as a leading hub for international dispute resolution

    The Singapore Dispute Resolution team examines the Singapore Convention on Mediation Act 2020 and its impact on international arbitration.

  4. Legal news
    09 October 2020
    Singapore: Recent amendments to the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020

    In our previous articles (COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020: Legal circuit breaker) and (COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act 2020 Update: Applicable Duration and regulations to Obtain temporary contractual Relief in ...

  5. Legal news
    16 July 2018
    Don't Forget to Read your Contracts!

    A cautionary tale on why one should always take time to read and understand one's contract – even if it is only ten lines long!

  6. Legal news
    16 July 2018
    Payors Beware: How Express Terms Can Help Save Your Deposit

    The Benzline-Lorinser Agreement: Benzline Auto Pte Ltd ("Benzline") was offered the master dealership rights in Singapore for Lorinser cars, a range of modified Mercedes-Benz cars customised by Sportservice Lorinser ...

  7. Legal news
    10 March 2021
    Singapore—stay of proceedings granted in light of parties’ course of conduct evincing an agreement to arbitrate (Cheung Teck Cheong Richard v LVND Investments)

    Arbitration analysis: The General Division of the Singapore High Court (SGHC) found, for the purposes of section 4(1) of the (domestic) Arbitration Act (Cap 10, 2002 Rev Ed) (AA), that (i) a duty to consider mediation ...

  8. Legal news
    07 April 2021
    SIAC Annual Report 2020: Trends and Observations

    Despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, 2020 has been another outstanding year for the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (“SIAC”). In its recently released Annual Report 2020 (the “Report”), ...

  9. Legal news
    25 September 2019
    Failure to set aside an arbitral award on the basis of a novated expired contract (BXH v BXI)

    Arbitration analysis: What happens to an arbitration clause upon the expiration of the main agreement and where parties continued to perform the contract as if it had not expired?

  10. Legal news
    05 August 2019
    A recap of First for Disputes Singapore 2018 and looking ahead to being In Your Corner in 2019

    The annual First for Disputes ("FFD") Conference organised by the Dispute Resolution Group of Bird & Bird ATMD LLP was yet again a resounding success in 2018.