International Arbitration Quarterly – Nov 2013
28 Nov 2013
In this issue, we discuss:
- a recent watershed Court of Appeal decision (PT First Media TBK v Astro Nusantara International BV & Ors  SGCA 57) which held that parties that do not actively attack a domestic international award may still rely on the defences to enforcement as long as there are no issues of waiver; and
- a UK Supreme Court decision (Ust-Kamenogorsk Hydropower Plant JSC v AES Ust-Kamenogorsk Hydropower Plant LLP  UKSC 35) which held that an anti-suit injunction may be issued where the party seeking to uphold the arbitration agreement has not commenced arbitration and has no intention of doing so.
In June, Cavinder Bull, SC delivered the opening address at the Conference on Oil & Gas Dispute Resolution in Asia. This conference, held in Jakarta, was organised by the Singapore International Arbitration Centre and was a platform for a lively exchange of views between international arbitration practitioners and representatives of various parties from the oil and gas industry.
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