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CHAPTER 1 Background to the Singapore Legislation

Singapore Arbitration Legislation Annotated

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Background to the Singapore Legislation

Structure of the arbitration system in Singapore1

Singapore has two parallel arbitral systems. One is for domestic arbitration, the Arbitration Act 2001 (Cap. 37), published in revised form in 2002 (Cap. 10), referred to in this work as AA. The other is for international arbitrations, enshrined in the International Arbitration Act 1994, Act 23 of 1994, referred to in this work as the IAA. Singapore has, since 1986, been a signatory to the New York Convention on the Recognition and Enforcement of Foreign Arbitration Awards 1958, Accordingly, Singapore has a legal system fully equipped to allow it to take its place as a leading forum for hosting international arbitrations.

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