- In Brief: Singapore Court of Appeal dismisses unilateral option clause appeal (Wilson Taylor Asia Pacific v Dyna-Jet)
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- What was the background to the appeal?
- What did the court decide?
Arbitration analysis: The Singapore Court of Appeal (Sundaresh Menon CJ delivering the judgment of the court) has dismissed an appeal over an unsuccessful application by the appellant to stay court proceedings in favour of arbitration pursuant to section 6 of the International Arbitration Act (Cap 143A) (IIA). The decision is of interest to practitioners as, among other matters, the Court of Appeal upheld the High Court’s decision, handed down in 2016, that a unilateral option clause constituted a valid arbitration agreement, which was the first time this issue had been addressed in Singapore.
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