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International Commerical Litigation of Contractual Disputes Precipitated by the COVID-19 Economic Crisis

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

I spoke at the virtual "Conference on Global Public-Private Law Approaches to the COVID-19 Pandemic", organised by the SMU School of Law (where I am currently an affiliated Research Fellow) on 10 September 2020 in Singapore. The Conference had a hosted a diverse and international panel of speakers, ranging from judges, lawyers and academics, sharing their views on public law and private law related matters, in light of the COVID-19 Pandemic. I was part of the international panel in Session 5, discussing topics regarding commercial law and litigation in extraordinary times, chaired by Dr Ardavan Arzandeh (who is an expert in forum non conveniens). Because of time limitations, I only discussed the issue of jurisdiction in my presentation, titled "International Commerical Litigation of Contractual Disputes Precipitated by the COVID-19 Economic Crisis". Through my research, I have identified some interesting (and important) recent Singapore Court of Appeal decisions which will affect the way the Singapore courts address jurisdictional matters in international commercial claims in the conceivable future. We also had a lively discussion about how non-compliance with jurisdiction agreements could affect the enforcement of the resulting judgment extraterritorially, and on technical aspects of the application of the forum non conveniens doctrine.

Event (Conference)

TitleConference on Global Public-Private Law Approaches to the COVID-19 Pandemic
Date10/09/2020 → …
Website
LocationSingapore Management University
CitySingapore
CountrySingapore
Degree of recognitionInternational event

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