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Arbitration Law Handbook

Singapore OVERVIEW The legislative framework for international commercial arbitration in Singapore is the International Arbitration Act 2005. The Act incorporates the UNCITRAL Model Law, with the exception of Chapter VII on the recognition and enforcement of awards. There is some doubt in Singapore law as to whether Singapore courts will enforce a choice of institutional procedural rules (ICC, LCIA and UNCITRAL) which contain provisions that are incompatible with the Model Law. This has led to calls for reform of the International Arbitration Act 2001. (See the report of the Law Reform and Revision Section, Attorney General’s Chambers Singapore–LRRD No. 11/2002 available on line at http://www.agc.gov.sg/publications/docs/Proposed_Amendment_IAA_Final_Nov_2002.pdf .)

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