Category: Dispute Resolution

Conditional Fee Arrangements Now An approved Form Of Dispute Resolution Funding In Singapore

Law Bites – June 2022

On 4 May 2022, the Legal Profession (Conditional Fee Agreement) Regulations 2022 (the “Regulations”) came into force and heralded Singapore’s newfound acceptance of Conditional Fee Agreements (“CFAs”). Singapore-qualified lawyers and law practices and certain registered foreign lawyers and law practices are now permitted to enter CFAs with clients in relation to domestic and international arbitrations (regardless of seat), certain Singapore International Commercial Court proceedings, and related court and mediation proceedings.…

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An Enhanced Framework for the Reciprocal Enforcement of Foreign Judgments

Law Bites – November 2019


On 2 September 2019, two Bills were passed in Parliament, becoming the Reciprocal Enforcement of Foreign Judgments (Amendment) Act (the “Amendment Act”), which subsequently came into effect on 3 October 2019, and the Reciprocal Enforcement of Commonwealth Judgments (Repeal) Act (the “Repeal Act”) (collectively referred to as the “Acts”).…

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The Implications Of Commencing Court Proceedings When There Is An Arbitration Agreement

JTJB Legal Update November 2018

When disputes arise between parties to a contract that contains an arbitration clause, it is certainly not uncommon for one party to commence court proceedings. The Singapore Court of Appeal (“CA”) recently warned in Marty Ltd v Hualon Corp (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd [2018] SGCA 63, that the commencement of court proceedings per se is itself a prima facie repudiation of the arbitration agreement.…

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