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Singapore High Court rules on the application of the PRC-Laos bilateral investment treaty to Macau

In Government of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (“Laos”) v Sanum Investments Ltd (“Sanum”) [2015] SGHC 15, the Singapore High Court allowed an appeal under section 10 of the Singapore International Arbitration Act (the “IAA”) to an UNCITRAL arbitral tribunal’s ruling on jurisdiction, finding that the bilateral investment treaty between the People’s Republic of China (“PRC”) and the Laos (the “BIT”) did not extend to the Macau Special Administrative Region of China (“Macau”). Sanum, a Macau-based entity, had invested in Laos’ gaming and hospitality industry through a joint venture with