Agreements to arbitrate: pathological arbitration clauses and stays of proceedings
The question before Pang Khang Chau JC in the High Court of Singapore, in KVC Rice Intertrade Co Ltd v Asian Mineral Resources Pte Ltd and Another  SGHC 32 was whether judicial proceedings should be stayed where the arbitration clause contained no detail.
The issue is less problematic in England, where the Arbitration Act 1996 allows the court to assert jurisdiction to assist
with an arbitration despite the choice of a seat, applicable law or procedure, but the Singapore court in the present case
was prepared to imply the necessary default powers.
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