- 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
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.
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