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The Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC) was launched in 2015 as an alternative to international arbitration and domestic courts, allowing commercial parties with no ties to Singapore to litigate their claims in Singapore within a court system geared towards international disputes. A question that had lingered since then is where the doctrine of forum non conveniens stands given the establishment of the SICC.

A recent decision by the Singapore Court of Appeal (CA) provides a degree of reassurance that the Singaporean courts will continue to apply a principled approach to the question of jurisdiction, weighing the potential benefits of the SICC alongside other relevant considerations.

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