Singapore Court of Appeal rules that the Doctrine of Champerty applies to Arbitration Proceedings (Otech Pakistan Pvt Ltd v Clough Engineering Ltd)
Article from: TDM 5 (2007), in Case Comments & Awards
The Singapore Court of Appeal in Otech Pakistan Pvt Ltd v Clough Engineering Ltd and
Another ("Otech") recently ruled that the doctrine of champerty applies to
arbitration proceedings. This ruling departs from Hong Kong case law which has held that the
doctrine of champerty should be restricted to the public justice system. This summary of Otechwill highlight the reasons used by the Singapore Court of Appeal to extend the doctrine of
champerty to arbitration proceedings.
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M. Hwang; D. Ang; "Singapore Court of Appeal rules that the Doctrine of Champerty applies to Arbitration Proceedings (Otech Pakistan Pvt Ltd v Clough Engineering Ltd)"
TDM 5 (2007), www.transnational-dispute-management.com