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  • Reciprocal Enforcement of Foreign Judgments Streamlined

    08 August 2019

    The Reciprocal Enforcement of Foreign Judgments (Amendment) Bill and Reciprocal Enforcement of Commonwealth Judgments (Repeal) Bill were introduced in Parliament on 5 August 2019. This article discusses the changes which these Bills are expected to b...

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  • CRS Audits by the IRAS are coming: Are you ready?

    05 August 2019

    Common Reporting Standard (CRS) audits by the IRAS will commence in the second half of 2019. The IRAS will be focusing on financial institutions that pose a higher risk of non-compliance. Their review methodology entails an internal controls audit at...

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  • Singapore Convention on Mediation – What this means for us

    01 August 2019

    On 20 December 2018, the United Nations General Assembly passed a resolution to adopt the UN Convention on International Settlement Agreements Resulting from Mediation. This brings to fruition three years of discussions with participation from 85 mem...

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  • Adducing fresh evidence on appeal

    31 July 2019

    In the recent decision of Anan Group (Singapore) Pte Ltd v VTB Bank (Public Joint Stock Co) [2019] SGCA 41, the Court of Appeal allowed an application to adduce fresh evidence for an appeal against a winding-up order. It laid out a two-step analysis...

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  • The International Comparative Legal Guide to Data Protection 2019

    25 July 2019

    As the invited authors of the Singapore Chapter in The International Comparative Legal Guide to Data Protection 2019, the Data Protection and Privacy Practice Group shares updates on Singapore’s personal data protection framework as well as rec...

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  • Transfer of benefits from criminal conduct - The distinction between primary and secondary offenders

    19 July 2019

    Last week, the Court of Appeal in Yap Chen Hsiang Osborn v PP [2019] SGCA 40, had the opportunity to clarify that secondary offenders (ie someone who does not himself commit the offence from which the proceeds were originally derived but launders the...

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  • Limits of duty to respond to construction payment claims

    17 July 2019

    In the recent decision of Far East Square Pte Ltd v Yau Lee Construction (Singapore) Pte Ltd [2019] SGCA 36, the Court of Appeal held that the “duty to speak” via a payment response provided under the Building and Construction Industry Security of Pa...

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  • UK Supreme Court considers post-termination restrictive covenant

    15 July 2019

    In Tillman v Egon Zehnder Ltd [2019] UKSC 32, the UK Supreme Court recently upheld that a covenant prohibiting a former employee from having shareholding in a competing business was unreasonably wide, but enforced the covenant after it decided that t...

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  • Summary dismissal in arbitration: Different standards in different rules?

    15 July 2019

    This update examines whether the rules of various arbitral institutions impose different standards for summary dismissal.

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  • The interplay between civil and criminal proceedings in income tax cases

    12 July 2019

    In the recent case of Allswell Marketing Pte Ltd v PP [2019] SGHC 157, the High Court held that a criminal court may impose a penalty based on the tax assessment made by the Comptroller of Income Tax, even though the assessment is not final and is pe...

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