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Court declines to set aside awards on ground there was no contract (Jiangsu Overseas group v Concord Energy)

Published on: 12 October 2016
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Court declines to set aside awards on ground there was no contract (Jiangsu Overseas group v Concord Energy)
  • Original news
  • What was the background?
  • What did the High court decide?
  • Why is the judgment significant?
  • Formation of contract (and arbitration agreement) by conduct
  • Law applicable to the validity of the arbitration agreement
  • Oral evidence and cross-examination in challenge proceedings

Article summary

Arbitration analysis: The Singapore High Court has considered issues arising from a challenge against arbitral awards on the ground that there was no contract between the parties. The court also clarified that a party which deliberately allowed the arbitration to proceed in its absence should not be permitted to use that fact as a reason to apply for oral testimony to be given and cross-examined in challenge proceedings in court. Benedict Teo & Nicholas Poon of Drew & Napier discuss the judgment. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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