Singapore Case Note: What Happens When a Party to an MSA Has a Change of Heart?

Kluwer Mediation Blog, October 17, 2018

3 Pages Posted: 24 Feb 2019

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Nadja Marie Alexander

Singapore Management University - School of Law; Singapore Management University - Centre for AI & Data Governance; Singapore International Dispute Resolution Academy

Shouyu Chong

Singapore International Dispute Resolution Academy

Date Written: October 17, 2018

Abstract

Hot off the press, the case of Chan Gek Yong v Violet Netto (practising as L F Violet Netto) and another and another matter [2018] SGHC 208 (‘Violet Netto’) decided by the Singapore High Court provides us with clues as to the Court’s general attitude towards mediation and mediated settlement agreements (‘MSAs’). It is useful to reflect on the Singapore Court’s attitude towards mediation in light of the introduction of the Singapore Mediation Act (No. 1 of 2017) – which has been in effect since 1 November 2017 – and the emergence of the draft Singapore Convention on Mediation, which is expected to be adopted by the UN General Assembly later this year with a signing ceremony expected in August 2019.

Suggested Citation

Alexander, Nadja Marie and Chong, Shouyu, Singapore Case Note: What Happens When a Party to an MSA Has a Change of Heart? (October 17, 2018). Kluwer Mediation Blog, October 17, 2018 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3330343

Nadja Marie Alexander (Contact Author)

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Singapore Management University - Centre for AI & Data Governance ( email )

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Singapore International Dispute Resolution Academy ( email )

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Shouyu Chong

Singapore International Dispute Resolution Academy

Singapore

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