Join the Party - but only if you have unequivocally consented in writing

In CJD v CJE and CJF [2021] SGHC 61, the High Court of Singapore was asked to determine when a party may be joined to an arbitration under the “forced joinder” provisions of the 2014 Rules of the London Court of International Arbitration.


“Forced joinder” refers to the joining of a party to an arbitration despite the objections of the other parties. In finding that the requirements for joinder were not satisfied, the Court reaffirmed the principle of party autonomy in arbitration, and provided guidance on the situations in which a party may be joined to ongoing proceedings.

Please click here to read our briefing note on the case.