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Astro v First Media – lessons learned

The latest development in the dispute over a failed joint venture between Astro, a Malaysian media group (“Astro“), and companies which are part of the Indonesian giant Lippo, including PT First Media TBK (“First Media“) (Astro Nusantara International B.V. and others v PT First Media TBK and others, HCCT 45/2010), saw the Hong Kong High Court allowing enforcement of arbitral awards made in favour of Astro, despite the Singapore Court of Appeal’s (“Singapore CA“) ruling in October 2013 refusing enforcement. Case Summary The arbitration proceedings commenced at SIAC in 2008,