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Interim Relief in Aid of International Commercial Arbitration – A Critique on the International Arbitration Act

Ronald Wong

(2012) 24 SAcLJ 499

This essay seeks to explore the underlying issues regarding interim measures in aid of international commercial arbitration by surveying the development of the law on this area in Singapore. The normative theoretical perspectives on the issue shall be considered before a critique on the legal status quo in Singapore would be offered. It will be shown that the recent legislative amendments on the law of interim measures do not go far enough. Instead, Singapore should adopt the 2006 UNCITRAL Model Law on this crucial aspect of international commercial arbitration law.