Monday, 19 February 2018
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Prospaq Group Pte Ltd v Yong Xing Construction Pte Ltd

Companies - Winding up
Date: 05 February 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 27; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Jhaveri Darsan Jitendra and Others v Salgaocar Anil Vassudeva and Others

Land - Caveats; Companies - Incorporation of companies - Reverse piercing; Companies - Incorporation of companies - Lifting corporate veil
Date: 31 January 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 24; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Lim Seng Choon David v Global Maritime Holdings Ltd and Another and Another Suit

Contract - Formation - Oral Agreement; Companies - Directors - Duties
Date: 01 February 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 25; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Beh Chin Joo and Another v Chu Kar Hwa Leonard

Contract - Formation - Oral agreements
Date: 26 January 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 17; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Re: Zetta Jet Pte Ltd and Others

Insolvency Law - Cross-border insolvency - Recognition of foreign insolvency proceedings
Date: 24 January 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 16; Source: Singapore Law Watch

CCS approves JDE Asia's Proposed Acquisition of OldTown

SINGAPORE, Jan 30 (Bernama) - The Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS) has cleared the proposed acquisition by Jacobs Douwe Egberts Holdings Asia NL B.V. (JDE Asia) of the entire issued and outstanding share capital of OldTown Bhd.
Date: 30 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Bernama

Mercedes Parts Dealer wins Appeal over Refund Order

The Court of appeal allowed the appeal of a Mercedes-Benz parts dealer against the order requiring him to refund $300,000 to the respondent retailer.
Date: 26 January 2018; Type: Legal News; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Traxiar Drilling Partners II Pte Ltd (in liquidation) v Dvergsten Dag Oivind

Companies - Directors - Duties; Companies - Directors - Liabilities
Date: 23 January 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 14; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Hold Senior Managers accountable when Breaches of Law happen

This article by Janice Goh opines that senior managers should be held accountable for breaches of law as they have less room to disclaim liability on the basis that they were not aware of the failings because they had delegated the relevant duties.
Date: 24 January 2018; Type: Media Article; Author: Janice Goh; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Audi Construction Pte Ltd v Kian Hiap Construction Pte Ltd

Building and construction law - Dispute resolution; Contract - Waiver; Equity - Estoppel - Promissory estoppel; Statutory interpretation - Interpretation Act
Date: 22 January 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] SGCA 4; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Consultation Paper on Recommendations of the Corporate Governance Council

The Corporate Governance Council ("Council") recommends revisions to the Code of Corporate Governance ("Code") to ensure that it remains effective and relevant, and continues to support business growth and innovation. Arising from the Council’s recommendations, the Singapore Exchange Limited (“SGX”) is proposing amendmen ...
Date: 16 January 2018; Type: Consultation Paper; Source: Monetary Authority of Singapore

Parakou Investment Holdings Pte Ltd and Another v Parakou Shipping Pte Ltd (in liquidation), and Other Appeals

Insolvency law - Avoidance of transactions - Transactions at an undervalue; Companies - Directors - Duties; Companies - Directors - Shadow directors; Companies - Directors - De facto
Date: 17 January 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] SGCA 3; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Benzline Auto Pte Ltd v Supercars Lorinser Pte Ltd and Another

Restitution - Failure of consideration - Total failure of consideration
Date: 08 January 2018; Court: Court of Appeal; Citation: [2018] SGCA 02; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Consumer Protection (Safety Requirements) (Amendment) Regulations 2018

These Regulations come into operation on 15 January 2018.
Date: 11 January 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 14; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Ng Keng Tiong v Lee Soy Tee and Others

Unincorporated Associations and Trade Unions - Meetings - Constitution
Date: 04 January 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 03; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Lin Choo Mee v Lim Sze Eng

Contract - Contractual terms
Date: 08 January 2018; Court: High Court; Citation: [2018] SGHC 07; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Gas (Gas Importer’s Licence) (Exemption) Order 2018

This Order is in force starting on 1 January 2018 and ending at 2359 hours on 28 January 2040.
Date: 09 January 2018; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 12; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

Mukherjee Amitava v DyStar Global Holdings (Singapore) Pte Ltd and Others

Companies - Directors - Section 199 of the Companies Act (Cap 50, 2006 Rev Ed) - Director’s right to inspect company’s records
Date: 19 December 2017; Court: High Court; Citation: [2017] SGHC 314; Source: Singapore Law Watch

B2C2 Ltd v Quoine Pte Ltd

Civil Procedure - Summary judgment
Date: 27 December 2017; Court: Singapore International Commercial Court; Citation: [2017] SGHC(I) 11; Source: Singapore Law Watch

Tobacco (Control of Advertisements and Sale) (Amendment) Act 2017 (Commencement) Notification 2017

This Notification intimates the coming into operation of Sections 2(a), 2(b), 2(c), 8, 10 and 11 on 1 January 2018; Sections 2(d), 6 and 7 on 1 February 2018 and Sections 3, 4, 5 and 9 on 1 January 2019.
Date: 28 December 2017; Type: Federal Subsidiary Legislation; Citation: No. S 768; Source: Singapore Statutes Online

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Monetary Authority of Singapore and the Central Bank of Egypt Bolster FinTech Cooperation

Singapore, 14 February 2018 - The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) and the Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) signed an agreement to strengthen FinTech cooperation between the two countries on 6 February 2018. The Cooperation Agreement was signed at Seamless North Africa 2018 (under the patronage of the CBE), a conference focused on Payments, FinTech and eCommerce.

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Thailand, Cambodia discuss Nationality Verification for Migrant Workers

PHNOM PENH, Feb 14 (NNT) - Thailand's Labor Minister Adul Sangsingkeo and his Cambodian counterpart Ith Samheng discussed the nationality verification for undocumented migrant workers.

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Three New Judicial Commissioners of High Court appointed

Tan Puay Boon, Mavis Chionh and Ang Cheng Hock have been appointed as the Judicial Commissioners of the High Court by the President Halimah Yacob.

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Singapore must help shape International Law: Indranee

Senior Minister of State for Finance and Law Indranee Rajah urged that Singapore must actively help to shape International Law as its impact on domestic economic and social life will continue to grow.

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Experts from Asia affirm Need to push towards Convergence of Legal Frameworks to facilitate Cross-Border Data Flows

Singapore, Feb 7 - For the first time in Asia, representatives from government, data protection regulators, industry and the legal community across 19 countries met to discuss how to achieve a common Asian framework to share and transfer information across international borders.

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MAS Encourages Financial Institutions to use Technology to On-board Customers more Efficiently

Singapore, Feb 7 - The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) has issued a new guidance to financial institutions (FIs) on the use of innovative technology solutions to facilitate safe, non-face-to-face customer on-boarding.

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State Courts launch Online Filing for Neighbour Disputes

The second phase of the State Courts’ Community Justice and Tribunals System (CJTS) was launched by the Community Justice and Tribunals Division (CJTD) today.

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ASEAN: Terrorism most serious Security Threat to Region

SINGAPORE, Feb 6 (Bernama) - The ASEAN Defence Ministers today unanimously identified terrorism as the most serious security threat to the region.

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ASEAN unanimously agreed on KSCIP Initiative

SINGAPORE, Feb 6 (Bernama) - All 10 ASEAN countries have agreed with the King Salman Center for International Peace (KSCIP) initiative, said Malaysian Defence Minister Datuk Seri Hishammuddin Tun Hussein.

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Law Society seeks to boost Gender Diversity

In a move to boost gender diversity in the legal industry, the Law Society has formed a task force to look at women-in-workplace issues like mentoring and office harassment.

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New Programme to help Legal Sector go Global

A new programme, Lawyers Go Global, was launched recently to help Singapore law firms take their practice abroad with overseas mission trips, training and marketing.

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Singapore Top Asian Nation in Rule of Law Ranking, and 13th globally

Singapore is ranked thirteenth globally and also became the top Asian nation out of 113 countries in the Rule of Law Index compiled by the World Justice Project, an independent advocacy group based in the United States.

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