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Indonesia terminates its Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) with the Netherlands from 1 July 2015 and may terminate all of its BITs

Indonesia, Netherlands, Singapore - March 26 2014 Indonesia has decided to terminate its Bilateral Investment Treaty (BIT) with the Netherlands, pursuant to a statement issued by the Dutch Embassy in…

Simon Nesbitt, Markus Burgstaller, Daniel E. González, Laurent Gouiffes, Jonathan T. Stoel

Key development regarding litigation funding in Singapore

Singapore - June 22 2015 In a judgment handed down on 9 June 2015, the High Court of Singapore has for the first time approved a litigation funding arrangement for the…

Shaun Langhorne

The expedited and emergency arbitrator procedures under the SIAC rules - six months on, how have they fared?

Singapore - February 15 2011 The Singapore International Arbitration Centre ("SIAC") has taken significant steps towards addressing concerns voiced by the international business community about delays in the arbitration process by making revisions to its Rules which, in particular, provide for (a) an "expedited procedure" (SIAC Rule 5) and (b) the appointment of an "emergency arbitrator" to grant interim relief before the tribunal has been constituted (SIAC Rule 26 and Schedule 1).

Julian Berenholtz

Bouvier and the billionaire – Singapore Court of Appeal sets aside Mareva injunctions over assets of Swiss art dealer

Singapore - September 15 2015 In Bouvier v Accent Delight International [2015] SGCA 45, the Singapore Court of Appeal set aside Mareva injunctions (otherwise known as freezing…

Stephanie Livanes, Henry Winter

Hong Kong arbitration update: new rules, new regime

Hong Kong - April 18 2013 On 28 March, the Arbitration (Amendment) Bill ("Bill") was gazetted. The Bill proposes to amend the Arbitration Ordinance ("Ordinance") to support…

Terence Wong, Timothy Hill, Allan Leung, Mark Lin, Damon So