In BXS v BXT [2019] SGHC(I) 10, the Singapore International Commercial Court ("SICC") heard its first application to set aside an arbitral award. The SICC considered whether it had the power to extend the time limit imposed on bringing an application to set aside an award, particularly in circumstances where a setting aside application that has been brought out of time lacks merit.

The SICC also considered the wording of an arbitration agreement that failed to identify the applicable version of the arbitral rules to determine whether the Singapore International Arbitration Centre ("SIAC") had correctly allowed the arbitration to commence under the Expedited Procedure in the 2016 version of the SIAC Rules and whether a sole arbitrator could be appointed contrary to the express terms of the arbitration agreement.

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