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Introduction to the SICC

  Introduction to the SICC Overview Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon introduced the idea to create the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC) at the Opening of Legal Year 2013. A high-level committee comprising of esteemed local and international lawyers,...

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Commencing Proceedings at the SICC

  Commencing Proceedings at the SICC   Commencement of SICC proceedings SICC proceedings can be commenced by way of: 1. Writ of summons; or 2. Originating summons Where there is a fact that would likely be heavily contested, proceedings must commence by writ of...

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SIAC – The Proceedings III

Arbitration at the SIAC – The Proceedings III   "The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is." - Winston Churchill     Rule 29 – Early Dismissal of Claims and Defences Much like the proceedings in Court,...

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SIAC – The Proceedings II

Arbitration at the SIAC – The Proceedings II   "There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supersedes all other courts." - Mahatma Gandhi     Rule 26 – Tribunal-Appointed Experts Unless agreed otherwise by parties, the...

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SIAC – Costs, Fees (Deposits)

Arbitration at the SIAC – Costs, Fees and Deposits   "Avoid lawsuits beyond all things; they pervert your conscience, impair your health, and dissipate your property." - Mark Twain     Rule 34 – Fees and Deposits Costs of arbitration paid to the SIAC and the Tribunal...

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SIAC – Arbitrators

Arbitration at the SIAC – Arbitrators   "Judges ought to be more leaned than witty, more reverent than plausible, and more advised than confident. Above all things, integrity is their portion and proper virtue." - Francis Bacon         Rules 9 to 18 – Arbitrators I...

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WS Criminal Process Article 3

  Criminal Process Part 3: After the first Mention/Pleading Guilty This is the 3rd of this 6-part series on the criminal process. Here, we will look at what happens after an accused has been charged.   Engaging a lawyer In almost every case, it would be beneficial to...

WS Criminal Process Article 2

  Criminal Process Part 2: Formal bringing of charges This 2nd part of the criminal process looks at what happens during/after the investigations and the police decide that they are going to recommend that the accused be charged.   Receive formal charge at the police...

WS Criminal Process Article 1

  Criminal Process Part I: Forming a charge In the first of this 6-part series of articles on the Criminal Process, we look at what happens at the very beginning of the criminal process.   First Information Report (FIR) The First Information Report (“FIR”) is the...

Enforcing Judgments (Awards II) – Foreign Awards

  ENFORCING JUDGMENTS & AWARDS II: ENFORCING A FOREIGN ARBITRAL AWARD IN SINGAPORE Suppose you just went through a long, tiring, expensive arbitration overseas and finally the arbitral tribunal issues an award in your favour, only to realise the other party (let’s...

Enforcing Judgments (Awards III) – Mediated Agreement

  ENFORCING JUDGMENTS & AWARDS III: SINGAPORE CONVENTION: ENFORCING AN INTERNATIONAL MEDIATED SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT There is plenty of fanfare over the fact that Singapore has a United Nations Convention named after it and among all the pretence that where a convention...

Enforcing Judgments (Awards I) – Foreign Judgments

  ENFORCING JUDGMENTS & AWARDS I: ENFORCING A FOREIGN JUDGEMENT IN SINGAPORE Let’s suppose you have a foreign judgement against someone residing in Singapore (let’s call this person the “debtor”) and you want something to be done about that judgement. Maybe the debtor...

Introduction to the SICC

  Introduction to the SICC Overview Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon introduced the idea to create the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC) at the Opening of Legal Year 2013. A high-level committee comprising of esteemed local and international lawyers,...

Commencing Proceedings at the SICC

  Commencing Proceedings at the SICC   Commencement of SICC proceedings SICC proceedings can be commenced by way of: 1. Writ of summons; or 2. Originating summons Where there is a fact that would likely be heavily contested, proceedings must commence by writ of...

SIAC – The Proceedings III

Arbitration at the SIAC – The Proceedings III   "The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is." - Winston Churchill     Rule 29 – Early Dismissal of Claims and Defences Much like the proceedings in Court,...

SIAC – The Proceedings II

Arbitration at the SIAC – The Proceedings II   "There is a higher court than courts of justice and that is the court of conscience. It supersedes all other courts." - Mahatma Gandhi     Rule 26 – Tribunal-Appointed Experts Unless agreed otherwise by parties, the...