Publication Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-2010

Abstract

Singapore aspires to retain its place as a trusted arbitration hub for commercial parties all around the world. The recently proposed amendments to the International Arbitration Act seek to bring Singapore closer to meeting international standards in relation to the arbitration procedure. While the initiative should be applauded, those amendments relating to interim measures fall somewhat short of expectations of a new, broader framework of curial assistance in aid of arbitration. This article explores the uncertainties that could arise from the proposed amendments, either because of phrasing or of an omission to embrace the Model Law. It is hoped that Parliament will not wait too long to address these uncertainties which go against the grain of promoting Singapore as the ideal centre for arbitration.

Keywords

International Commercial Arbitration, UNCITRAL Model Law, International Arbitration Act

Discipline

Commercial Law | Dispute Resolution and Arbitration

Publication

Singapore Academy of Law Journal

Volume

22

First Page

299

ISSN

0218-2009

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