- 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
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.
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