- Singapore High Court dismisses applications to set aside SIAC arbitration awards (BSM v BSN)
- What are the practical implications of this decision?
- What was the background?
- What did the court decide?
- Why is the judgment relevant for international arbitration practitioners more widely?
Arbitration analysis: BSM applied to set aside two separate but related arbitral awards. BSM claimed there had been a breach of natural justice in the making of the awards. Secondly, BSM claimed it had been unable to present its case under Article 34(2)(a)(ii) of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration (the Model Law). Both grounds of BSM’s application were dismissed by the Singapore High Court. Tang Jin Sheng, associate director, advocate and solicitor at LVM Law Chambers in Singapore, comments on what lessons can be learned from this case for arbitration practitioners.
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