This issue reviews important Singapore arbitration-related court decisions from January to June 2020 on attempts to set aside arbitral awards. Accompanying case notes examining the significance and relevance of these and other Singapore cases reported are included in this issue. There is also an extended single article by Toby Landau QC – “Arbitral Groundhog Day: The Reopening and Re-Arguing of Arbitral Determinations” – which critically and exhaustively reviews the resultant complex issues when a party seeks to have a claim adjudicated in one forum, which has already been determined in another.
Date of Publication: November 2020
Some of the most architecturally-beautiful buildings in Singapore were purpose built for law enforcement.
This book aims to tell a brief history of these buildings through the use of photos, architectural drawings and stories told by people who remember what it was like to work or be in these places.
The book brings the reader on a journey from the conception of the Second Charter to the birth of its ultimate offspring - the Application of English Law Act. It discusses the significance of the Second Charter over the years and why it now deserves its place high on the honour roll of Singapore's legal developments.
Author: Andrew Phang Boon Leong
Book is currently under reprint. Delivery will take place by end of May 2022.
This book is a delightful synopsis of Singapore’s rich legal heritage. It highlights the development of Singapore’s legal system, the evolution of legal practice and the changes in court systems from tenuous beginnings to world-class status. Legal Legacies provides a pictorial look at the key moments, places and people in Singapore’s legal history over 60 photographs, many of which are seen here for the first time, punctuated by interesting anecdotes. Each book comes enclosed in a specially-designed envelope which is packaged with four loose postcards showing artworks and photographs of Singapore’s court houses over the years. The fine finishing and artwork make this publication both a useful resource for history aficionados as well as a veritable keepsake.
This is a joint project by the Singapore Academy of Law Legal Heritage Committee, supported by the National Heritage Board
Date of Publication: Mar 2011
Amongst the noteworthy judgments are the Singapore Court of Appeal decisions in BNA v BNB  1 SLR 456 and ST Group Co Ltd v Sanum Investments Ltd  1 SLR 1 in relation to issues such as the seat of arbitration and the governing law and validity of the arbitration agreement. The two learned articles in this issue explore thorny issues such as corruption in international arbitration and confidentiality in the arbitration process.
V K Rajah SC
Professor Lawrence Boo
Toby Landau QC
Chan Leng Sun SC
Yeo Boon Tat
Tan Hai Song
Benjamin Tham Yum Yin
This book celebrates the 75th birthday of former Chief Justice Chan Sek Keong. Comprising three Parts, the book underscores what has been an extraordinary life in the law displayed in all its manifold and variegated aspects. Part I of the book contains a short biographical essay and a number of speeches and interviews. In Part II, experts in the various fields of law synthesise and analyse the former Chief Justice’s contributions in the major areas of Singapore law. Part III contains a representative selection of Mr Chan’s publications and speeches, written or delivered in his capacity as both Attorney-General and Chief Justice – all marked by his characteristically deep scholarship as well as practical approach towards the law.
Chao Hick Tin, Andrew Phang Boon Leong, V K Rajah, Yeo Tiong Min (general editors)
Date of Publication: Oct 2012