Records of Arbitrators’ Deliberations to be Produced Only in Very Rarest of Cases, Singapore International Commercial Court Rules

30 Jun 2023 CaseWatch

The Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC) has ruled that records of arbitrators’ deliberations are confidential, and should be protected against production orders save in “the very rarest of cases” where there is a compelling case that the interests of justice outweigh well-recognised policy reasons for such records’ confidentiality: CZT v CZU [2023] SGHC(I) 11. This is the first time the Singapore courts have decided on this issue.

Our Koh Swee Yen, SC, Alessa Pang, Claire Lim and Samuel Teo acted for the successful defendant before the SICC.

This update  takes a look at the SICC’s decision.

If you would like information and/or assistance on the above or any other area of law, you may wish to contact the Partner at WongPartnership whom you normally work with or any of the following Partners:

KOH Swee Yen, Senior Counsel
Head – International Arbitration
Partner – Commercial & Corporate Disputes
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Alessa PANG
Partner – Commercial & Corporate Disputes
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