SICC Expertise

As a specialist dispute resolution practice, Providence Law Asia is regularly instructed on international, high-value, and complex commercial disputes. Providence Law Asia has extensive experience and a strong track record representing clients before the Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC). The SICC was set up in 2015 as a dispute resolution forum for resolving transnational commercial disputes. Cases before the SICC are heard by eminent international judges from established jurisdictions, including Canada, England, France, Hong Kong, Japan, New South Wales, and the USA.

  • Bachmeer Capital Limited v Ong Chih Ching and Others – Successfully represented a Russian businessman in defending a claim commenced by a Hong Kong company in respect of a dispute involving the development of an integrated winter resort in Shanghai, China which was valued at $2.8 billion. This case was heard by International Judge Sir Vivian Ramsey.
  • The Star Entertainment QLD Ltd v Wong Yew Choy and another matter – Represented a Singaporean high net-worth individual against a claim commenced by the Star Entertainment QLD Ltd for the recovery of alleged gambling debts. The claim was successfully struck out on the basis of Singapore public policy in relation to the recovery of monies won on a wager. This case was heard by International Judge Sir Jeremy Lionel Cooke.
  • Macquarie Bank Ltd v Graceland Industry Pte Ltd – Represented the Executive Director in Macquarie Bank Ltd in successfully defending a claim arising out of a commodity swap transaction. This case was heard by International Judge Sir Henry Bernard Eder.
  • The Micro Tellers Network Limited and Ors v Cheng Yi Han and Ors – Acted for an individual defendant in a dispute relating to the setting up of a cryptocurrency bank and cryptocurrency fraud, and successfully obtained a settlement for the defendant. The case was heard by International Judge Simon Thorley.
  • CLQ v CLR – Represented a BVI company in successfully resisting an application commenced by a foreign state to challenge the jurisdiction of an arbitral tribunal to hear and determine a dispute under the SIAC Rules. The challenge was raised on the basis that the BVI company had repudiated the arbitration agreement by commencing proceedings against the government in their local courts, and involved complex issues relating to the interaction of foreign administrative law. The matter was heard by International Judges Sir Bernard Eder and Anselmo Reyes, and Justice Kannan Ramesh.
  • CJM & others v CJT – Represented a Japanese listed company in successfully resisting an application by the promoters of an Indian company to set aside an SIAC arbitration award against them. The matter was heard by International Judge Anselmo Reyes.Xin Huang & Anor v Credit Suisse AG – Acting for a high net-worth fund investor from China in claims against Credit Suisse AG pertaining to, among other things, breaches of the bank’s duties in failing to carry out the client’s instructions, failing to act with diligence and good faith in the operation of the client’s accounts, and failing to act in accordance with its duty of care as mortgagee in possession. The case is before International Judge Patricia Bergin.

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