Yong Pung How Professorship of Law Lecture 2019 - The Choice of Court Agreement: Perils of the Midnight Clause

Event Date

From Wednesday 22 May 2019 - 05:00 PM To Wednesday 22 May 2019 - 06:30 PM


Mochtar Riady Auditorium, Level 5, Singapore Management University, 81 Victoria Street, Singapore 188065


Singapore Management University

Practice Area

Corporate / Commercial

Training Level


Public CPD Points


Event Outline

The Singapore Court of Appeal recently released three seminal decisions relating to the enforcement of choice of court agreements in the common law regime. The lecture will review the implications of these developments for litigation and drafting in relation to cross-border transactions, against the backdrop of the common law as well as the Singapore International Commercial Court and Hague Convention on Choice of Court Agreements, and highlight the perils of midnight choice of court clauses.

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