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

October 2016 - Litigation & Dispute Resolution. Legal Developments by Drew & Napier LLC .

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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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