EXPERTISE Practitioners have specialist knowledge applicable to complex and high value litigation, arbitration, other forms of alternative dispute resolution, multi-party cross border disputes and transactions relating to debt, security recovery, commercial frauds, money ... read more
CLIENTS The Practitioners advise clients located in Singapore and abroad, ranging from domestic private companies to multinational corporations, banks and financiers, government, government agencies and arbitral institutions. ... read more
ENCOURAGED by Singapore’s invitation to foreign arbitration practitioners,
DRIVEN by the opportunities as a legal hub within the region, and
CONFIDENT of meeting the requirements of every client.
A small team of specialist arbitration practitioners from England and Bangladesh, led by Ajmalul Hossain QC of Selborne Chambers, London and A Hossain & Associates, Dhaka opened their Singapore office in 2007.
It was put to the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) in a very recent case that, in relation to the use of anti-suit injunctions in support of arbitration proceedings by the courts in England:
“if the practice were also adopted by the courts in other Member States it would make the European Community more competitive vis-à-vis international arbitration centres such as New York, Bermuda and Singapore.”
Whether or not the ECJ itself had any sympathy with that view, or any fear of the competition from Singapore, far from extending the practice, it has now put a stop to it altogether, at least where the parallel proceedings to be injuncted are commenced in another Member State of the EU.