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SGHC dismisses applications to set aside arbitral awards on the ground that there was no contract

10 Oct 2016

In the recent High Court decision of Jiangsu Overseas Group Co Ltd v Concord Energy Pte Ltd and another matter [2016] SGHC 153, the High Court considered issues arising from a challenge against arbitral awards on the ground that there was no contract between the parties.

The High Court also clarified that a party which deliberately allowed the arbitration to proceed in its absence should not be permitted to use that fact as a reason to apply for oral testimony to be given and cross-examined in challenge proceedings in court.

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