Certain Issues concerning Arbitration-Related Court Proceedings
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About the project

The Singapore Academy of Law’s Law Reform Committee is considering the following reforms:

(a) whether the Singapore High Court should be awarding costs to the successful party on an indemnity basis, save where the unsuccessful party is able to provide compelling reasons otherwise, in (i) unsuccessful proceedings to set aside an arbitration award; and (ii) proceedings to enforce an arbitration award where the respondent is unsuccessful in resisting enforcement; and

(b) that proceedings to enforce an arbitration award, where contested, be fixed at first instance before a High Court Judge instead of an Assistant Registrar.

Project status: Ongoing

  • A consultation paper was published in January 2018 and a public consultation held until March 2018.
  • The project has been put on hold pending the outcome of proposals to reform the civil justice system (archived here) made by the Ministry of Law and the Supreme Court.

Areas of law

Arbitration law
Civil procedure


Consultation Paper on Certain Issues concerning Arbitration-Related Court Proceedings

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Last updated 15 March 2019