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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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  • High Court allows enforcement of arbitral award despite procedural irregularities

    20 July 2018

    In Sanum Investments Limited v ST Group Co, Ltd and others [2018] SGHC 141, the High Court allowed the claimant in a Singapore International Arbitration Centre arbitration to enforce an arbitral award against three of the four respondents in the arbi...

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  • Court of Appeal clarifies law on shareholder oppression actions

    12 July 2018

    In Ho Yew Kong v Sakae Holdings Ltd [2018] SGCA 33, the Court of Appeal laid down an analytical framework to guide the Courts in a situation where an oppression action features both personal wrongs and corporate wrongs. This framework also provides l...

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  • The importance of reading and understanding contracts

    05 July 2018

    In the recent case of Broadley Construction Pte Ltd v Alacran Design Pte Ltd [2018] SGCA 25, the Court of Appeal held that the express terms of a contract can dispel the effects of a misrepresentation in some situations. The Court also reiterated tha...

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  • Different standards applicable to a bank’s exercise of contractual discretion

    04 July 2018

    In Crowther v Arbuthnot Latham & Co Ltd [2018] EWHC 504, the English High Court interpreted a clause in a settlement agreement, which provided that the defendant-bank would not unreasonably withhold its consent to the sale of a property over which it...

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