Singapore High Court declines to set aside ICC award for allegations of breach of natural justice and use of "guerrilla tactics"

In China Machine New Energy Corp v Jaguar Energy Guatemala LLC [2018] SGHC 101 (“CMNC”), the Singapore High Court considered the novel issue of whether the Tribunal’s imposition of an “attorney-eyes only” document disclosure regime amounted to a breach of natural justice, against the backdrop of an expedited arbitration agreement. It also considered novel points concerning “guerrilla tactics” in arbitration and the duty of a tribunal to investigate allegations of corruption. The decision underlines Singapore courts’ policy of minimal curial intervention in arbitral awards.

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