BXH V BXI [2019] SGHC 141

In the recent High Court decision of BXH v BXI [2019] SGHC 141 (“BXH v BXI”), the High Court dismissed an application to set aside an arbitral award under Article 34 of the UNCITRAL Model Law. This article will briefly examine some of the issues dealt with BXH v BXI.

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Crystl Hsu
TONG HAI YANG CONSTRUCTION PTE LTD V LITTLE SWAN AIR-CONDITIONING & ENGINEERING PTE LTD [2019] SGHC 188

In the recent decision of Bennett (Construction) Ltd v CMC MBS Ltd [2019] EWCA Civ 1515 (“Bennett v CMC”), the England and Wales Court of Appeal (the “EWCA”) addressed, inter alia, the issue of how the milestone of “… on sign-off” be interpreted in a situation where the interim payment arrangements in the JCT standard form were replaced by the parties.

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Crystl Hsu
BSM V BSN AND ANOTHER MATTER [2019] SGHC 185

In the recent High Court decision of BSM v BSN and another matter [2019] SGHC 185 (“BSM v BSN”), the High Court dismissed two applications to set aside two separate but related arbitral awards. BSM v BSN is a useful reminder of (a) how difficult it is to set aside arbitral awards, and (b) the availability of remission (in certain instances) as an “alternative” to setting aside.

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Crystl Hsu
YAP CHEN HSIANG OSBORN V PUBLIC PROSECUTOR [2019] SGCA 40

In the recent High Court decision of Yap Chen Hsiang Osborn v Public Prosecutor [2019] SGCA 40 (“Osborn”), the Court of Appeal acquitted the Applicant of five charges under the Corruption, Drug Trafficking and Other Serious Crimes (Confiscation of Benefits) Act (Cap. 65A) (the “CDSA”) and set aside his sentences imposed in respect of those charges.

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Crystl Hsu
LENDLEASE SINGAPORE PTE LTD V M & S MANAGEMENT & CONTRACTS SERVICES PTE LTD [2019] SGHC 139

In the recent High Court decision of Lendlease Singapore Pte Ltd v M & S Management & Contracts Services Pte Ltd [2019] SGHC 139 (“Lendlease”), the High Court overturned the finding by the adjudicator below and held that the adjudication application was filed out of time and in breach of section 13(3)(a) of the Building and Construction Industry Security of Payment Act (“SOP Act”).

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Crystl Hsu