Challenging an award: jurisdiction and public policy
In Rakna Arakshaka Lanka Ltd v Avant Garde Maritime Services (Pte) Ltd  SGCA 33 the Singapore Court of
Appeal has upheld a challenge to an award, in circumstances where the tribunal
asserted a jurisdiction that they did not have. The decision to a large extent
turns upon the provisions of Singaporean arbitration legislation, but there are
some interesting points on the effect of a settlement agreement on jurisdiction
and also on the role of fraud and public policy in the validity of an award.
: the facts
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