This book focuses on the end-product of arbitration: the award. It examines the law relating to arbitral awards from two perspectives: awards resulting from arbitrations that are seated in Singapore and awards made elsewhere that are being enforced in Singapore. It discusses the requirements of a valid award, the available recourse against an award, its enforcement and the obstacles to its enforcement. Singapore legislation and case law supplement the clear and thorough analysis. In addition, selected foreign cases are used to illustrate the application of comparable provisions in other jurisdictions.
Chan Leng Sun SC co-heads the dispute resolution practice in Baker & McKenzie. Wong & Leow. He is qualified in Malaysia, Singapore and England. In addition to years of experience in maritime related work, he has a broad commercial practice that covers international trade, insurance and company law.
Leng Sun graduated from the University of Malaya with a LLB (1st Class Hons) in 1988. In 1990, he obtained his LLM from Cambridge University, where he was a Kuok Foundation Scholar, a Pegasus Cambridge Scholar and an Honorary Shell Scholar. In January 2011, he was appointed Senior Counsel in Singapore.
Chapter 1 Introduction
Chapter 2 Interim, Partial and Final Awards
Chapter 3 Form and Contents of Award
Chapter 4 Effect of an Award
Chapter 5 Enforcement of the Award
Chapter 6 Recourse against an Award
Chapter 7 Resisting Recognition and Enforcement
From the Foreword:
“Leng Sun has made an excellent contribution to the subject with this book and I welcome it with much pleasure for a number of reasons. There are few substantive works devoted specifically to the study of awards ... A thorough study of what is needed to ensure its validity and of the issues one is likely to face once the award is made is therefore most timely.
... I welcome this excellent contribution to our study of arbitration. I have no hesitation at all in commending it to anyone concerned with this subject.”
— Sundaresh Menon SC