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Singapore—med-arb clause a ‘unitary dispute resolution mechanism’ and arbitration agreement (Heartronics Corp v EPI Life)

Singapore—med-arb clause a ‘unitary dispute resolution mechanism’ and arbitration agreement (Heartronics Corp v EPI Life)
Published on: 25 October 2017
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Singapore—med-arb clause a ‘unitary dispute resolution mechanism’ and arbitration agreement (Heartronics Corp v EPI Life)
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Arbitration analysis: The Singapore High Court dismissed an application by the first defendant for a stay of the court proceedings in favour of arbitration, made pursuant to section 6 of the International Arbitration Act (Cap 143A) (IAA), and an application by the second to fourth defendants for a case management stay of proceedings under the court’s inherent powers. The decision is of particular interest to practitioners as the court concluded, in dismissing the application for a stay of proceedings in favour of arbitration, that a med-arb clause constituted an arbitration agreement which, on the facts, the first defendant had repudiated rendering it inoperative. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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