Van Geuns tells GAR that the firm decided to relocate part of its arbitration practice to Singapore as many of the firm’s clients operate in the region. “We have also seen an increase in our Asian caseload over the last few years, so it made sense to have a permanent arbitration presence here,” he says.
He adds that his relocation to Singapore was driven by a predicted rise in gas pricing disputes in Asia. In recent months, the city has emerged as potential venue for future gas pricing arbitrations.
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Source: Global Arbitration Review, 2 March 2016