In Noble Resources International Pte. Ltd v. Shanghai Good Credit International Trade Co., Ltd. (2016) Hu 01 Xie Wai Ren No. 1, the Shanghai No.1 Intermediate People’s Court in a judgment dated 11 August 2017 refused recognition and enforcement of a Singapore International Arbitration Centre (“SIAC“) arbitral award under the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards 1958 (“New York Convention“) on the basis that the composition of the arbitral tribunal and/or the arbitral procedure was not in accordance with the agreement of the parties.
Starting an arbitration proceeding What is needed to commence arbitration? Unless otherwise agreed by the parties, proceedings are considered to have commenced on the date that the respondent receives the claimant’s request that the dispute be referred to arbitration (Article 21 of the UNCITRAL Model Law). For arbitrations conducted under the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) Rules, in order to commence arbitration, the claimant must file its notice of arbitration with the SIAC registrar, together with the prescribed fee. The notice sets out the party’s case, which may be supplemented
The Singapore Court of Appeal has given its much-anticipated decision in the latest chapter of the long running Astro v Lippo dispute, allowing an appeal by PT First Media TBK (a Lippo company) against enforcement orders issued by the Singapore High Court in respect of arbitral awards worth US$250 million made in favour of eight companies belonging to the Astro group. (PT First Media TBK (formerly known as PT Broadband Multimedia TBK) v Astro Nusantara International BV and others and another appeal  SGCA 57.) The arbitration proceedings related to