News items in 2017
21 Feb 2017
Web Alert: USCG ballast water violation & penalties
The United States Coast Guard (USCG) has published a news release confirming that after an investigation of ballast water discharge violations, they have initiated civil penalty proceedings against a vessel’s operator.
14 Feb 2017
Web Alert: Third party funding of disputes in Singapore
On 10 January 2017, Singapore passed an amendment to the Civil Law Act to implement a framework allowing for third party funding in international disputes, in particular international commercial arbitration. This puts Singapore on the same footing as other major arbitral seats worldwide.
9 Feb 2017
Web Alert: New Singapore Mediation Act
Singapore has recently established a framework for international commercial mediation in its new Mediation Act 2016 (‘the Act’). The Act will apply to mediations conducted in whole or in part in Singapore or where the mediation agreement provides that Singapore law applies.