Consultation On Arbitration-Related Court Proceedings

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Consultation on Certain Issues Concerning Arbitration-Related Court Proceedings


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.


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We invite you to provide us with your views on the proposed reforms. Please send your feedback on either or both of the issues by e-mail or by post to:

Law Reform Committee
Singapore Academy of Law
1 Supreme Court Lane
Level 5M
Singapore 178879

Following requests, the submission deadline has been extended from 28 February to 30 March 2018. We look forward to hearing from you.