Security Arrest in Singapore
(2018) 24 Journal of International Maritime Law 95-100
8 Pages Posted: 23 May 2018
Date Written: May 14, 2018
This paper discusses The Eurohope, a recent Singapore decision in which the High Court held that security arrest in admiralty (in the sense of arrest of a vessel purely for the purpose of providing asset security in support of foreign legal proceedings) is unavailable in respect of foreign litigation (as opposed to arbitration, which is the subject of statutory reform).
This paper examines the reasoning of the decision and argues that it highlights some of the tensions and inconsistencies of treatment that currently exist between the remedial and proprietary aspects of admiralty arrest in Singapore law.
Keywords: Arrest, admiralty, jurisdiction, maritime law, ships, Singapore, security
JEL Classification: K11, K22, K33, K41
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