Intervention in arbitration awards not common, says top court

The top court noted that the scope for judicial intervention in arbitration proceedings is "narrowly circumscribed". PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO
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SINGAPORE - In over 20 years, Singapore's courts have allowed only about 20 per cent of appeals to set aside arbitration awards.

Noting this, the top court made clear in a judgment involving a claim for $80 million in damages over a delayed project that the scope for judicial intervention in arbitration proceedings is "narrowly circumscribed".

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