Hague Choice of Courts Convention and Accent Delight

Hague Choice of Courts Convention and Accent Delight
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Venue : 30 Merchant Road #02-01 Riverside Point Singapore 058282

Event Start Date : Wednesday 26 July 2017

Event End Date : Wednesday 26 July 2017

Event Start Time : 08:30 am

Event End Time : 10:30 am

Registration Start Date : Friday 09 June 2017

Registration End Date : Tuesday 25 July 2017

This seminar will delve into the efforts made by the Singapore government to internationalize Singapore's dispute resolution offerings and in particular on the role to be played by the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC) as a counterpart to the Singapore International Arbitration Centre (SIAC) (and the Singapore International Mediation Centre) in creating a hub jurisdiction.  The SICC overcomes issues that have traditionally plagued arbitrations such as the ability to resolve disputes with third parties who have not consented to an arbitration agreement.  Questions however remain as to the efficacy of the SICC since unlike awards rendered in Singapore-seated arbitrations, which may be enforced internationally via the New York Convention, the Hague Convention on Choice of Courts Agreements is of a far more limited scope.

The talk will explain what that scope is.  The talk will then discuss the likelihood of other Asian countries such as China and Japan signing and ratifying the Hague Convention and will also discuss other Hague projects on the reciprocal enforcement of judgments that may overtake the Hague Convention which has seen active participation by China.  Finally, the talk will focus on the recent Court of Appeal decision in Accent Delight v Bouvier and discuss how the existence of the SICC may affect the application of forum non conveniens principles in leading the Singapore to conclude whether Singapore is the appropriate forum to hear a dispute with international elements.



8:30am      Registration

9:00am      Welcome and Introduction

9:05am      Presentation on Seminar Topic

10:00am    Networking Session

10:30am    Event Close


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