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Challenges to awards: jurisdiction and serious irregularity

Arbitration Law Monthly

Challenges to awards: jurisdiction and serious irregularity

The Singapore Court of Appeal has, in BTN and Another v BTP and Another [2020] SGCA 105, upheld the first instance decision of Belinda Ang Saw Ean J. Much of the case turns on its facts, but there are important points made about the distinction between jurisdiction and admissibility. Once again, the effect of the ruling is to prevent what was in essence a challenge to the substance of the award by dressing up the complaint as jurisdictional or procedural.

BTN : the facts

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