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  • High Court may impose timeframe on an order requiring a defendant to perform an act

    16 August 2019

    In Viking Engineering Pte Ltd v Feen, Bjornar and others [2019] SGHC 158, the Singapore High Court clarified that Order 45 Rule 6 of the Rules of Court can be utilised to set a timeframe for payment where the circumstances warrant the exercise of suc...

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  • The proper law of the arbitration agreement: Why you should pay attention to that clause

    16 August 2019

    In BNA v BNB and another [2019] SGHC 142, the Singapore High Court dismissed an application challenging an arbitral tribunal’s jurisdiction. The plaintiff argued that the tribunal lacked jurisdiction as the arbitration agreement was governed by the l...

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  • Imposition of conditions for leave to defend a summary judgement application

    14 August 2019

    In the recent case of Akfel Commodities Turkey Holding Anonim Sirketi v Townsend, Adam [2019] SGCA 43, the Court of Appeal provided clarification on the instances where courts would impose conditions on a defendant for defending the summary judgment ...

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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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  • 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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