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The “Reecon Wolf” – Forum Non Conveniens Revisited

April 2012 - Corporate & Commercial. Legal Developments by Oon & Bazul LLP.

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The “Reecon Wolf” [2012] SGHC 22 was an appeal before a Judge of the Singapore High Court from the decision of the Assistant Registrar refusing to stay an admiralty action between foreigners arising from a collision between foreign vessels of different nationalities.

This decision highlights that our courts do not merely pay lip service to the doctrine of "international comity" and they will not view with favour the argument that being subject to a lower limitation fund constitutes a "juridical or personal disadvantage".

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