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AGREEMENT STIFLING CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS TAINTED BY ILLEGALITY;

July 2010 - Litigation & Dispute Resolution. Legal Developments by Drew & Napier LLC .

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AGREEMENT STIFLING CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS TAINTED BY ILLEGALITY; ARBITRATION AWARD UPHOLDING SUCH AGREEMENT SET ASIDE

Executive Summary

The Singapore High Court has set aside an arbitration award which upheld an agreement directed towards the stifling of criminal proceedings in respect of a non-compoundable offence.

The court ruled that such an agreement was illegal. To uphold an award which concluded that such an agreement was valid would contravene public policy and would constitute a breach of international comity. The award was therefore set aside.  

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