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Complex Arbitrations: Multiparty - Multicontract
Last Updated Date:   16 June 2022


2.5 Credits,  Semester 2

Course Description:
The course will cover the following issues:

  • Who are the parties to the contract(s) or to the arbitration clause(s) contained therein? The theories applied by courts and arbitral tribunals.

  • The extension of the arbitration clause to non-signatories: individuals, states or other companies of the group.

  • The possibility of bringing together in one single proceeding all the parties who have participated in the performance of one economic transaction through interrelated contracts.

  • Joinder of parties and joinder of claims: voluntary and compelled intervention of third parties, cross-claims and consolidation.

  • Appointment of arbitrators in multiparty arbitration cases.

  • Specific issues relating to the enforcement of an award in multiparty, multicontract cases.

  • The res judicata effect of an award rendered in a connected arbitration arising from the same project.


  • Course Convenor: Visiting Prof Bernard Hanotiau

    Co-teacher(s): NA

    Module Codes: LL4361Z / LL5361Z / LL6361Z / LLJ5361Z

    Contact Hours: 18 hour intensive held during Recess Week

    Workload: Recess Week Intensive: Dates: Sat, 18 Feb - Wed, 22 Feb 2023 [Sat, 18 Feb (1 - 4pm); Sun, 19 Feb (1-5pm); Mon, 20 Feb (1-4pm); Tue, 21 Feb (11am - 3pm); Wed, 22 Feb (9am - 12pm)]

    Mode of Assessment: 6-hr Take-home Exam - 100% [Release: Wed, 29 March 2023 (3pm); Due: Wed, 29 March 2023 (9pm)]

    Preclusions: Nil

    Prerequisites: NUS Compulsory Core Law Curriculum or common law equivalent.

    Examination Date: Different Mode of Examination

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