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Singapore Arbitration Act 2001 (First Read 25th September 2001, Passed 5 October 2001, Assented 27 October 2001, Commencement Date ...)

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Part I - Preliminary

Short title and commencement

Interpretation

Application of this Act

Part II - Arbitration Agreement

Arbitration agreement

Arbitration agreement not to be discharged by death of party

Part III - Stay of Legal Proceedings

Stay of legal proceedings

Court's powers on stay of proceedings

Reference of interpleader issue to arbitration

Part IV - Commencement of Arbitration Proceedings

Commencement of arbitration proceedings

Powers of Court to extend time for beginning of arbitration proceedings

Application of Limitation Act

Part V - Arbitral Tribunal

Number of arbitrators

Appointment of arbitrators

Grounds for challenge

Challenge procedure

Failure or impossibility to act

Arbitrator ceasing to hold office

Appointment of substitute arbitrator

Decision by panel of arbitrators

Liability of arbitrator

Part VI - Jurisdiction of Arbitral Tribunal

Separability of arbitration clause and competence of arbitral tribunal to rule on its own jurisdiction

Part VII - Arbitral Proceedings

General duties of arbitral tribunal

Determination of rules of procedure

Statements of claim and defence

Hearings and written proceedings

Consolidation of proceedings and concurrent hearings

Power to appoint experts

General powers exercisable by arbitral tribunal

Powers of arbitral tribunal in case of party's default

Witnesses may be summoned by subpoena

Court's powers exercisable in support of arbitration proceedings

Part VIII - Award

Law applicable to substance of dispute

Awards made on different issues

Remedies

Interest

Extension of time for making award

Award by consent

Form and contents of award

Costs of arbitration

Fees of arbitrator

Power to withhold award in case of non-payment

Court may charge property with payment of solicitor's costs in arbitration

Correction or interpretation of award and additional award

Effect of award

Part IX - Powers of Court in Relation to Aaward

Determination of preliminary point of law

Enforcement of award

No judicial review of award

Court may set aside award

Appeal against award

Supplementary provisions to challenge appeal

Effect of order of Court upon appeal or challenge against award

Application for leave of Court, etc.

Part X - Miscellaneous

Notice and other requirements in connection with legal proceedings

Powers of Court and Registrar

Rules of Court

Proceedings to be heard otherwise than in open court

Restrictions on reporting of proceedings heard otherwise than in open court

Application to references under statutory powers

Immunity of arbitral institutions

Service of notices

Reckoning periods of time

Appointment of mediator

Power of arbitrator to act as mediator

Act to bind Government

Repeal and transitional provisions

Consequential amendments to Bankruptcy Act

Consequential amendments to Limitation Act

Metadata

SiSU Metadata, document information

Manifest

SiSU Manifest, alternative outputs etc.

Singapore - Arbitration Act, 2001

Singapore

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Singapore Arbitration Act 2001 (First Read 25th September 2001, Passed 5 October 2001, Assented 27 October 2001, Commencement Date ...)

Part I - Preliminary

Interpretation

2. (1) In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires

"appointing authority" means the appointing authority designated under section 13 (8) or (9);

"arbitral tribunal" means a sole arbitrator or a panel of arbitrators or an arbitral institution;

"arbitration agreement" has the meaning given to it in section 4;

"award" means a decision of the arbitral tribunal on the substance of the dispute and includes any interim, interlocutory or partial award but excludes any orders or directions made under section 28;

"Court" means the High Court in Singapore;

"court" , for the purposes of sections 6, 7, 8, 11(1), 55, 56 and 57, means the High Court, District Court, Magistrate's Court or any other court in which the proceedings referred to in those sections are instituted or heard;

"party" means a party to an arbitration agreement or, in any case where an arbitration does not involve all of the parties to the arbitration agreement, means a party to the arbitration;

"the place of the arbitration" means the juridical seat of the arbitration designated by

(a) the parties to the arbitration agreement;

(b) any arbitral or other institution or person authorised by the parties for that purpose; or

(c) the arbitral tribunal as authorised by the parties,

or determined, in the absence of such designation, having regard to the arbitration agreement and all the relevant circumstances.

(2) Where any provision in this Act allows the parties to determine any issue, the parties may authorise a third party, including an arbitral institution, to make that determination.

(3) Where any provision in this Act refers to the fact that the parties have agreed or that they may agree or in any other way refers to an agreement of the parties, such agreement includes any arbitration rules incorporated in that agreement.

(4) Where any provision in this Act refers to a claim, it shall also apply to a cross- claim or counter-claim, and where such provision refers to a defence, it shall also apply to a defence to such cross-claim or counter-claim.


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