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Singapore—Court of Appeal considers doctrine of res judicata in clarification of public policy ground for setting aside awards (BTN v BTP)

Singapore—Court of Appeal considers doctrine of res judicata in clarification of public policy ground for setting aside awards (BTN v BTP)
Published on: 04 November 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Singapore—Court of Appeal considers doctrine of res judicata in clarification of public policy ground for setting aside awards (BTN v BTP)
  • What are the practical implications of this case?
  • What was the background?
  • What did the court decide?
  • No breach of natural justice in making Partial Award
  • Partial Award was not contrary to Singapore’s public policy
  • Tribunal’s decision on Res Judicata Issue not a failure to decide matters
  • Case details

Article summary

Arbitration analysis: This decision clarifies the scope of the public policy ground for setting aside of arbitral awards. In dismissing the appellants’ application to set aside a partial award, the court makes it clear that arbitral decisions invoking the doctrine of res judicata remain final and binding on parties, notwithstanding arguments to the effect that a party is deprived of its right to a hearing as a result. Written by Wei Ming Tan, senior associate at CMS Holborn Asia. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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