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[Webinar] Arbitration Agreements and Insolvency Proceedings: a cross-border comparison


A cross-border comparison and case analysis of the pro-arbitration perspectives, in the context of international commercial disputes, in Singapore, the UK and India and concluding that these jurisdictions would defer to the arbitral tribunal when a debt is covered by an arbitration agreement and is not admitted.


Analysis of legal position in Singapore

Brief overview of Fastfreight Pte Ltd v Bulk Trident Shipping Ltd [2022] SGHC 210 and decisions of the Court of Appeal in Metalform Asia Pte Ltd v Holland Leedon Pte Ltd [2007] 2 SLR(R) 268, AnAn Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd v VTB Bank [2020] 1 SLR 1158 and BWG v. BWF [2020] 1 SLR 1296


Analysis of legal position in the UK

 Brief overview of the decision of the Court of Appeal in Salford Estates (No. 2) Limited v. Altomart Limited [2014] EWCA Civ 1575 and the High Court of Justice in Telnic Ltd v. Knipp Medien Und Kommunikation GmbH (Re Telnic Ltd) [2020] EWHC 2075


Analysis of legal position in India

Elaboration of the distinction relating to the Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process in India codified in the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (“IBC”), which distinguishes between financial creditors and operational creditors.

Speaker's Profile


Peter Doraisamy

Managing Partner

Reviewing Legal Agreement


Course Date: 

4 March 2024 (Mon)


12.00pm to 1.20pm

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Contact Person

Andrea Ng

+65-6323 6208

With 25 years of practice experience, Peter is widely recognised as a leading advocate. He regularly acts as counsel in complex commercial litigation matters and international arbitration. He is frequently instructed on contentious matters in the areas of Maritime and Shipping, International Trade, Commodities, Restructuring and Insolvency, Insurance, Shareholders’ Dispute, Employment, Corporate Governance, and Fraud and Asset recovery.


Peter serves a diverse clientele across a wide array of industries. His clients include high net worth individuals, corporations, ranging from multi-national to publicly listed entities as well as international and local law firms who instruct him as counsel.


For non-contentious matters, clients look to Peter as a trusted business advisor and strategist in relation to joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and restructuring exercises.


Peter has also been invited to sit on committees, sub-committees, and advisory boards of various organisations, such as, the Law Society of Singapore, Maritime Law Association of Singapore, Singapore Shipping Association, National University of Singapore Centre for Maritime Law, and the Singapore Chamber of Maritime Arbitration.


Peter read Law at the University of Nottingham and received an LL.M. (Maritime Law) from the National University of Singapore. Peter was admitted to the Middle Temple as a Barrister-at-Law in 1997 and became an Advocate and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Singapore in 1999.


Peter’s practice has received recognition in various leading independent legal directories including the Legal 500, Chambers & Partners, Benchmark Litigation, and Asialaw.


Pranav Kamnani

Associate (Registered Foreign Lawyer)

Pranav is a Registered Foreign Lawyer and a member of the PDLegal’s International Arbitration and India desk practice. He is a lawyer qualified to practice law in India and is certified for admission to the New York bar.


Pranav’s main areas of practice include complex commercial and cross-border disputes, international arbitration, and advisory services, with a primary focus in disputes relating to joint-ventures, shareholder disputes and construction. Pranav also has an interest in industry sectors such as technology and telecommunication, aviation and defence, and oil and natural gas.


Pranav is an LL.M. graduate from Columbia Law School’s Class of 2023.


At Columbia Law School, Pranav served as: (a) a Submissions Editor for the American Review of International Arbitration; and (b) a Research Assistant to Professor George A. Bermann, Gellhorn Professor of Law, and Monnet Professor in European Union Law.

Prior to joining the PDLegal, Pranav served as an Associate at the New Delhi office a leading pan-India law firm, for about 3 years.


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