A lawyer shall not live by arbitration alone (at least this one shan’t). As much as I enjoy practising arbitration, I like advising clients in an area of law that, over time, has developed into a professional hobbyhorse: business-related administrative law. The area of law that empowers, or obliges, state agencies to supervise or interfere with the private economy. The business-related administrative law of Singapore, in German: das Wirtschaftsverwaltungsrecht von Singapur. Repeat after me.
I’ve had the website of dahm adr overhauled. This is where I arbitrate and mediate.
Please have a look: https://www.dahm.sg.
Singapore has adopted the UNCITRAL Model Law on Electronic Transferable Records, to help electronic bills of lading (eBOL) get off the starting blocks after previous efforts have not been successful. The Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration has published the original English version of my article on the new law. Transportrecht, the transportation law journal, has published the German version.
A lot went down in 2020. I bought and renovated an HDB flat. Became a CIArb fellow and an SMC-accredited mediator. Oh, and I married. A short, personal end-of-year review sorted by topic.
An arbitral award by an emergency arbitrator seated in Singapore is enforceable in Singapore. The law is clear about that.
The law is less clear about foreign emergency awards though. Are they enforceable in Singapore, too?
I was working for Samuel Seow Law Corporation when its founder and managing director assaulted female staff members at his office last year. When videos of this surfaced a few days ago, my mobile phone ran hot. A few sensationalists were fishing for gossip (wrong number, guys), but the majority had an actual desire to talk. For the first time ever I couldn’t respond timely to everyone who contacted me. That’s why I’ve written this post.
After eight years of living in the Orchard area, and two years in Novena before that, I’ve moved to a more down-to-earth part of Singapore: Bugis. That once infamous district, which to this day retains its gruff character. I guess I was drawn to it to compensate for all these years in Atasland.
Priyageetha Dia has gilded Singapore with gold foil, again. And a lot of people have called her urban art intervention illegal, again. But what if she and her art had been on sure legal ground all along? What if it wasn’t so clear whether removing her golden flags was lawful or not?
This is my speech at the first Computational Law & Blockchain Festival – Singapore Node on 17 March 2018. In it, I tried to explain what initial coin offerings are, why governments all over the world eye them curiously, and how governments regulate them – if they regulate them. I also questioned why brick and mortar governments regulate something so digital.
Last Friday we were celebrating the official opening of our new office, arts and entertainment law firm that we are. This is the speech I gave before the party took off.
Was Priyageetha Dia’s golden staircase art or vandalism? Wrong question, in my view. Something can be both. Just that this art wasn’t.
Here’s my piece on Singapore’s ratification of this Convention on Peter Bert’s dispute resolution blog.
Anfang 2015 wurde der Singapurische Internationale Handelsgerichtshof (Singapore International Commercial Court oder SICC) eröffnet. Das Gericht ist als Teil des singapurischen Supreme Court für internationale Handelssachen zuständig und vereint schiedsgerichtliche und gerichtliche Elemente. Singapur will damit seine Position als internationales Streitschlichtungszentrum ausbauen.