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On Appeal from the Singapore International Commercial Court

Justin Yeo

(2017) 29 SAcLJ 574

On 12 May 2017, the Singapore Court of Appeal heard and rendered its first decision in relation to an appeal from a decision of the Singapore International Commercial Court (“SICC”). The Court of Appeal’s written decision was subsequently reported as Jacob Agam v BNP Paribas SA (“Jacob Agam”). This article sets out highlights relating to the management and determination of the Jacob Agam appeal. It also discusses the attractiveness of appeal mechanisms in the resolution of international commercial disputes, and takes a closer look at the appellate mechanism in SICC, drawing illustrations from the Jacob Agam appeal.