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A Vanishing Silhouette: Acts of State Doctrine(s) and Interim Relief In Singapore (Singapore)

Mahdev Mohan

JEAIL Volume 9, Number 1 (2016), 234-251


This digest examines the intersection between the act of State doctrine, and the power of Singapore courts under Singapore’s International Arbitration Act (IAA) to grant interim relief. It is well settled that this private international law doctrine can be applied by courts at common law when they examine purported sovereign acts of a foreign government to decide on whether they ought to assume or decline jurisdiction.

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