The rise of arbitration in the Asia-Pacific

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In summary

Arbitral hubs and institutions in Asia have reached new heights in terms of their growth and popularity, achieving stellar global rankings and an ever-growing number of case filings. Arbitration’s popularity in Asia has been augmented by the generally pro-arbitration stance taken by the countries in the region. This chapter examines recent developments in Singapore and other parts of Asia, tracking the continued growth and overall maturation of Asia’s arbitration scene.


Discussion points

  • The growing profile of the arbitral seats and institutions in Asia
  • Steps taken by arbitral institutions to enhance and update their rules to compete with other international arbitral institutions
  • Pro-arbitration stance of jurisdictions across the region, including support for the arbitral process and the enforcement of arbitral awards

Referenced in this article

  • Bloomberry Resorts and Hotels Inc and another v Global Gaming Philippines LLC and another ([2021] SGCA 9)
  • CAJ and another v CAI and another appeal ([2021] SGCA 102)
  • CKG v CKH ([2021] SGHC(I) 5)
  • CNX v CNY ([2022] SGHC 53)
  • National Oilwell Varco Norway AS (formerly known as Hydralift AS) v Keppel FELS Ltd (formerly known as Far East Levingston Shipbuilding Ltd) ([2022] SGCA 24)
  • Phoenixfin Pte Ltd and others v Convexity Ltd ([2022] SGCA 17)
  • The ‘Navios Koyo’ ([2021] SGCA 99)
  • Westbridge Ventures II Investment Holdings v Anupam Mittal ([2021] SGHC 244)

Arbitral hubs and institutions in Asia have reached new heights in terms of their growth and popularity. In the 2021 Queen Mary University of London and White & Case International Arbitration Survey (the QMUL Survey),[1] Singapore and Hong Kong ranked first and third respectively as the most popular arbitral seats in the world. This marks a first for Singapore, and it shares its position with London – a global powerhouse in the field. Singapore was also named the most preferred seat in the Asia-Pacific, and, along with Hong Kong, ranked in the top-five most preferred seats in all regions.

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Chiêu bài quốc tịch hòng bác phán quyết Biển Đông của Trung Quốc

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Trung Quốc cố gắng hạ uy tín của tòa trọng tài bằng lập luận rằng người chỉ định ban thẩm phán là công dân Nhật và do đó, sẽ có sự thiên vị.
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Ông Shunji Yanai, cựu chủ tịch ITLOS. Ảnh: UN

Tòa Trọng tài Thường trực (PCA) dự kiến tháng này ra phán quyết về vụ Philippines kiện yêu sách “đường lưỡi bò” Trung Quốc đơn phương vẽ ra trên Biển Đông. Trung Quốc nhiều lần tuyên bố rằng họ sẽ không chấp nhận phán quyết sắp tới, và đang tìm cách lôi kéo sự ủng hộ quốc tế cho lập trường của mình. Để phục vụ cho mục đích đó, Bắc Kinh còn áp dụng một chiêu bài đặc biệt: Quốc tịch của người chỉ định thẩm phán cho phiên tòa, theo Foreign Policy.

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PCA Case View – The Republic of Philippines v. The People’s Republic of China

PERMANENT COURT OF ARBITRATION

Case View

Case name The Republic of Philippines v. The People’s Republic of China
Case description

On 22 January 2013, the Republic of the Philippines instituted arbitral proceedings against the People’s Republic of China under Annex VII to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (the “Convention”), “with respect to the dispute with China over the maritime jurisdiction of the Philippines in the West Philippine Sea.” On 19 February 2013, China presented a Note Verbale to the Philippines in which it described “the Position of China on the South China Sea issues,” and rejected and returned the Philippines’ Notification. The Permanent Court of Arbitration acts as Registry in this arbitration.

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