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Setting Aside Arbitral Awards in Singapore: Application of Trite Principles to Novel Questions: Gokul Patnaik v Nine Rivers Capital Ltd [2021] 3 SLR 22 [case comment]

Joseph Lopez & Kyle Yew

[2021] SAL Prac 18

Can an arbitral award grant relief that was provided for in a contract that is separate from the contract in which the arbitration agreement was contained? Will an arbitrator’s refusal of amendments to arbitral pleadings constitute a breach of the rules of natural justice? Is Singapore’s public policy breached upon an allegation that the relief granted in an arbitral award contravenes a foreign law? This article examines the Singapore International Commercial Court’s application of trite legal principles towards these novel factual questions.