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  • MCST cannot unilaterally determine damages payable for breach of by-laws

    11 January 2019

    In Management Corporation Strata Title Plan No 901 v Lian Tat Huat Trading Pte Ltd [2018] SGHC 270, the High Court held that a management corporation (“MC”) cannot unilaterally determine the quantum of damages to be paid by a subsidiary proprietor to...

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  • Revised Code of Corporate Governance and Consequential Amendments to the SGX Listing Rules

    27 December 2018

    Annual reports of SGX-listed issuers covering financial years commencing from 1 January 2019 will be subject to the Monetary Authority of Singapore’s (MAS) revised Code of Corporate Governance (2018 Code) and accompanying non-binding practice g...

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  • The Singapore Infrastructure Dispute-Management Protocol

    10 December 2018

    On 23 October 2018, the Ministry of Law launched the Singapore Infrastructure Dispute-Management Protocol to assist with dispute management and avoidance for mega infrastructure projects. This comes in the wake of the 2017 Asian Development Bank repo...

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  • Competition Law Quarterly Update Q3/2018

    23 October 2018

    Drew & Napier’s Competition & Regulatory Practice Group round up some of the major developments in competition law from around the world up to the third quarter of 2018.

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  • Litigation privilege where criminal proceedings are reasonably contemplated

    14 September 2018

    The UK Court of Appeal has overturned the UK High Court’s decision in The Director of the Serious Fraud Office v Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation Ltd [2017] EWHC 1017 (QB) that litigation privilege did not attach to certain documents produced i...

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  • Court of Appeal confirms availability of Wrotham Park damages in breach of contract claims

    28 August 2018

    In a landmark decision, the Court of Appeal in Turf Club Auto Emporium Pte Ltd and others v Yeo Boong Hua and others and another appeal [2018] SGCA 44 held that Wrotham Park damages are compensatory in nature and should, as a matter of principle, be ...

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  • High Court finds limited obligations owed by bank to customer

    27 August 2018

    In the recent decision of AL Shams Global Ltd v BNP Paribas [2018] SGHC 143, the High Court held that a bank did not breach any duties in contract, tort or as a fiduciary in refusing to accept an incoming payment into the plaintiff’s customer account...

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  • High Court clarifies law on contractual discretion and penalty clauses

    14 August 2018

    In the recent decision of Ricardo Leiman v Noble Resources [2018] SGHC 166, the High Court held that an exercise of a contractual discretion may be invalidated if it was arbitrary, capricious or in bad faith. The High Court also held that where a cla...

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  • Guarantees and Distributions

    06 August 2018

    This update explores the key points highlighted by the Law Society of England and Wales in their note, released in June 2018, clarifying the position with regards to whether a guarantee given by an English company in the context of a financing transa...

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  • Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency – Basic Legal Problems

    01 August 2018

    The usage of Bitcoin and other types of cryptocurrency is increasing in international commerce. Like any other emerging technology, there are numerous potential legal issues surrounding the use of cryptocurrency, most of which remain untested in the ...

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