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Diamond In The Rough: Singapore High Court Lesotho Ruling

Law360, New York (August 28, 2017, 2:58 PM EDT) -- In another ground-breaking case, the Singapore High Court has set aside an investor-state arbitral award on the basis that the tribunal exceeded its jurisdiction. This case follows on from the recent judgment in Sanum Investments Ltd. v Government of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic [2016] SGCA 57, in which the Singapore Court of Appeal found that an investor-State arbitral tribunal did have jurisdiction to hear claims against the government of Laos. It further demonstrates the willingness and competence of the courts of Singapore to deal with...
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