The Singapore Court of Appeal has reaffirmed that the public policy ground for challenging an arbitral award will be interpreted very narrowly by the Singapore courts, overturning a previous High Court decision. The court ruled that an alleged conflict between an arbitral tribunal's award and Singapore public policy does not entitle a court to re-open the tribunal's findings of fact and can only entitle a court to re-open the tribunal's findings of law in very limited circumstances.

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