Arbitration—Singapore—Q&A guide

The following Arbitration practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Arbitration—Singapore—Q&A guide
  • 1. Is your jurisdiction a contracting state to the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards? Since when has the Convention been in force? Were any declarations or notifications made under articles I, X and XI of the Convention? What other multilateral conventions relating to international commercial and investment arbitration is your country a party to?
  • 2. Do bilateral investment treaties exist with other countries?
  • 3. What are the primary domestic sources of law relating to domestic and foreign arbitral proceedings, and recognition and enforcement of awards?
  • 4. Is your domestic arbitration law based on the UNCITRAL Model Law? What are the major differences between your domestic arbitration law and the UNCITRAL Model Law?
  • 5. What are the mandatory domestic arbitration law provisions on procedure from which parties may not deviate?
  • 6. Is there any rule in your domestic arbitration law that provides the arbitral tribunal with guidance as to which substantive law to apply to the merits of the dispute?
  • 7. What are the most prominent arbitral institutions situated in your jurisdiction?
  • 8. Are there any types of disputes that are not arbitrable?
  • 9. What formal and other requirements exist for an arbitration agreement?
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Arbitration—Singapore—Q&A guide

This Practice Note contains a jurisdiction-specific Q&A guide to arbitration in Singapore published as part of the Lexology Getting the Deal Through series by Law Business Research (published: November 2020).

Authors: Braddell Brothers LLP—Edmund Jerome Kronenburg; Angelia Thng

1. Is your jurisdiction a contracting state to the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards? Since when has the Convention been in force? Were any declarations or notifications made under articles I, X and XI of the Convention? What other multilateral conventions relating to international commercial and investment arbitration is your country a party to?

Singapore became a signatory to the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards (the New York Convention) on 21 August 1986. The New York Convention has been in force in Singapore since 19 November 1986, with the reservation that the Convention will only be applied to the recognition and enforcement of awards made in the territory of another contracting state.

Singapore is a party to the International Convention for the Settlement of Investment Disputes between States and Nationals of other States, Washington 1965 (the ICSID Convention). The Arbitration (International Investment Disputes) Act was enacted to provide for the recognition and enforcement of arbitral awards under the ICSID Convention.

2. Do bilateral investment treaties exist with other countries?

Singapore is a party to no fewer than

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