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30 Jan 2018

International arbitration specialist Timothy Cooke authors a guide to arbitration in Singapore


A comprehensive guide to international arbitration in Singapore, written by Stephenson Harwood (Singapore) Alliance partner Timothy Cooke, has been published. 

Titled 'International Arbitration in Singapore: Legislation and Materials', the all-in-one reference book draws together, for the first time, all the international arbitration legislation in Singapore, along with a comprehensive collection of related laws and materials.

For those practising in the field of international arbitration, the book provides a new analytical commentary on the International Arbitration Act (IAA) and other key arbitration legislation, including the recent amendments to the Civil Law Act permitting third party funding of international arbitration disputes. It also includes details of key amending and subsidiary legislation, reports on Singapore’s arbitration laws prepared by the Law Reform Committee and relevant excerpts from the Parliamentary Debates. 

"...the book offers a comprehensive resource that will guide the newcomer to the IAA while also offering a good platform from which those more experienced might assess the completeness of their research and the need to conduct further work," said Sundaresh Menon, Chief Justice, Singapore. 

"The continual refinement of arbitration legislation as explored in this new title has been an important contributing factor in Singapore’s rise to prominence as a leading seat of arbitration," said Stephenson Harwood partner and author of the book, Timothy Cooke. "This refinement, coupled with the popularity of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre and its innovative rules, and a mature arbitration ecosystem of legal and other professional advisors will continue to attract parties to resolve their disputes here." 

For further information on the book, please visit Sweet & Maxwell

Stephenson Harwood has a recognised market-leading international arbitration practice, known for its expertise in managing complex and substantial arbitrations worldwide. In the past decade, it has handled some of the most high-profile arbitrations as well as ancillary proceedings to enforce, or resist the enforcement of, arbitral awards before the English, Hong Kong and, through the Stephenson Harwood (Singapore) Alliance, Singapore courts.



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