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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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  • High Court clarifies malice in defamation

    29 June 2018

    In the recent decision of Gao Shuchao v Tan Kok Quan and others [2018] SGHC 115, theIn the recent decision of Gao Shuchao v Tan Kok Quan and others [2018] SGHC 115, the Singapore High Court found that the Appellant was entitled to rely on the defence...

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  • Clarifying the scope of directors’ liabilities for a company’s breach of contract

    26 June 2018

    In the recent case of PT Sandipala Arthaputra v STMicroelectronics Asia Pacific Pte Ltd [2018] SGCA 17, the Court of Appeal clarified the extent of a director’s liability for his company’s breach of contract. The Court of Appeal held that a director ...

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  • Mareva injunction may be refused on basis of collateral or ulterior purpose

    13 June 2018

    In JTrust Asia Pte Ltd v Group Lease Holdings Pte Ltd and others [2018] SGCA 27, the Singapore Court of Appeal decided that in principle, a collateral or ulterior purpose could justify the refusal of Mareva relief where this rendered the application ...

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