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The Power to Remit or Grant Costs After a Setting Aside? CBX v CBZ [2022] 1 SLR 47

Joel Soon Jian Wei

(2022) 34 SAcLJ 703

In CBX v CBZ [2022] 1 SLR 47, the Singapore Court of Appeal set aside part of an arbitral award on the ground of excess of jurisdiction under Art 34(2)(a)(iii) of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law Model Law on International Commercial Arbitration. Apart from clarifying how the introduction of new claims into a pre-existing arbitration should be addressed, the Singapore Court of Appeal highlighted the lacuna in the law regarding the question of costs after a costs award has been set aside. This note argues that legislative intervention is necessary.