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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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  • No unilateral severance of joint tenancy outside of statutory procedure

    12 June 2018

    In Chan Lung Kien v Chan Shwe Ching [2018] SGCA 24, a five-member coram of the Singapore Court of Appeal held that a co-owner of registered land under the Land Titles Act (Cap 157, 2004 Rev Ed) who holds his interest as a joint tenant with other co-o...

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  • Changes in the Employment Act: What Employers Need to Know

    08 May 2018

    This update analyses the upcoming changes to the Employment Act (Cap. 91) and discusses what employers should do in anticipation of these changes being implemented.

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  • The Regime for Deferred Prosecution Agreements

    10 April 2018

    On 19 March 2018, the Criminal Justice Reform Bill was passed by Parliament. One of the major changes is the introduction of a regime for deferred prosecution agreements. Instead of being mired in lengthy litigation when employees go astray, busin...

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  • What Deferred Prosecution Agreements mean for you

    10 April 2018

    The Criminal Justice Reform Bill was passed by Parliament on 19 March 2018. This Bill introduces a framework for deferred prosecution agreements (“DPAs”) in Singapore. This update analyses certain features of the DPA framework in Singapore, and di...

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  • High Court allows enforcement against interest in property held under joint tenancy

    09 April 2018

    In the recent decision of Peter Low LLC v Higgins, Danial Patrick [2018] SGHC 59, the High Court has held that a joint tenant’s interest in immovable property may be attached and taken under a writ of seizure of sale in execution of a judgment debt. ...

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  • Drew & Napier Data Protection Quarterly Update Q1/2018

    05 April 2018

    In this issue, we highlight key takeaways from the three most recent enforcement decisions issued by the PDPC, and also examine several of the PDPC’s latest publications, including its Guide to Basic Data Anonymisation Techniques. We also analyse the...

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  • Court of Appeal clarifies meaning of “Common Property”

    13 March 2018

    In the recent decision of Sit Kwong Lam v Management Corporation Strata Title Plan No 2645 [2018] SGCA 14, the Court of Appeal clarified the meaning of “common property” under the Building Maintenance and Strata Management Act in the context of a str...

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