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Morris-Garner and another (Appellants) v One Step (Support) Ltd (Respondent) [2018] UKSC 20 (on appeal from [2016] EWCA Civ 180)

Fri, 20 Apr 2018

The substance of the claim is for financial loss, which can be quantified in a conventional manner. The claimant did not suffer the loss of a valuable asset created or protected by the right infringed, and so is not entitled to negotiating damages.



[EU] EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and what it means for Singapore organisations

Fri, 20 Apr 2018

In 2016, the European Union Member States issued a new body of rules on data protection - the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679, which will come into force on 25 May 2018.



[IDN] Indonesia Update: Know Your Beneficial Owner Obligation

Thu, 19 Apr 2018

Established business entities in Indonesia must identify the information on their beneficial owner and make it publicly accessible.



Singapore Mediation Highlight: Employment, Telecommunications and Media

Wed, 18 Apr 2018

This article provides a snapshot of two areas where mediation has recently been entrenched or is predicted to be entrenched as a preferred or mandated mode of dispute resolution.



Supreme Court Note: PT Sandipala Arthaputra v STMicroelectronics Asia Pacific Pte Ltd [2018] SGCA 17

Tue, 17 Apr 2018

The Court of Appeal elucidated the principles on a director’s personal liability for the company’s breach of contract, including the Said v Butt principle.



Technology, Media and Telecommunications Regional Update: A Recap from January 2018 to March 2018

Tue, 17 Apr 2018

Quick summaries of the latest developments in the ASEAN region.



PDPC Issues Advisory Guidelines on In-Vehicle Recordings by Transport Services for Hire

Tue, 17 Apr 2018

This update summarises the PDPC's Advisroy Guidelines which were developed in consultation with the LTA.



MAS and CAD extend Joint Investigations Arrangement to cover all capital markets and financial advisory offences

Mon, 16 Apr 2018

This development allows for greater efficiency and more effective enforcement of capital markets and financial advisory offences.



Singapore Exchange to Allow Dual Class Share Structures; Proposes Safeguards

Mon, 16 Apr 2018

On 28 Mar 2018, SGX issued its response to feedback received on the Feb 2017 consultation, and at the same time, commenced its second consultation in respect of the Framework.






MAS implements measures to reduce data duplication by financial institutions

Fri, 13 Apr 2018

These measures will reduce resrouces required to prepare the data and make it more efficient for MAS to process and analyse the data collected.



MAS highlights issuance of FATF Guidance on Private Sector Information Sharing and revision of FATF Interpretative Note to Recommendation 18

Fri, 13 Apr 2018

FATF is an inter-governmental body, established to set standards and to promote effective implementation of legal, regulatory and operational measures to combat money laundering, terrorist financing and other threats to the international financial system.



The Singapore High Court decides that there is no choice of active remedies for a party challenging a tribunal's ruling on jurisdiction

Thu, 12 Apr 2018

Case summary of Rakna Arakshaka Lanka Ltd v Avant Garde Maritime Services (Private) Limited [2018] SGHC 78.



MAS consults on draft regulations on mandatory trading of OTC derivatives on organised markets

Thu, 12 Apr 2018

The draft SF(TDC)R sets out the implementation details of the initial set of products and persons subject to derivatives trading obligations under the new Part VIC of the SFA.



MAS consults on measures to address risks posed by use of sign-on incentives in recruitment of FA representatives

Thu, 12 Apr 2018

Some of the concerns include improper switching of insurance policies and pressure-selling.



Note on Legal Profession (Amendment) Bill

Wed, 11 Apr 2018

The Bill ensures that the legal framework for our legal industry remains up-to-date and responsive to changes in the legal landscape.



SIC to implement exempt status regime for connected fund managers and principal traders under the Singapore Code on Take-overs and Mergers with effect from 1 May 2018

Wed, 11 Apr 2018

Under the Code, a financial or other professional adviser (incl. a stockbroker), together with persons controlling, controlled by or under the same control as the adviser, are presumed to be “acting in concert” with a client in a take-over transaction.



Singapore Exchange Hits Another Listed Company with Compliance Order

Wed, 11 Apr 2018

This is the latest in a series of Singapore Exchange Regulation compliance orders issued in 2018 that signal a stricter approach to the enforcement of rules governing Singapore-listed companies.



Vulnerable Adults Bill introduced in Parliament

Tue, 10 Apr 2018

On 20 Mar 18, the Bill was introduced in Parliament for first reading. The Bill complements existing laws that address violence, maltreatment and abuse against vulnerable adults by allowing the State to intervene as a last resort.



Carbon Pricing Bill passed in Parliament, imposing carbon tax

Tue, 10 Apr 2018

This update provides key features of the Bill, which imposes tax and obligations obligations concerning the reporting of GHG emissions of business facilities, in place of the obligations currently in the ECA.



Data Protection Quarterly Update April 2018

Mon, 09 Apr 2018

This article provides important data protection law developments in Singapore as well as in jurisdictions around the world.



Singapore participates in APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules and Privacy Recognition for Processors Systems: Apply for certification in 2019

Mon, 09 Apr 2018

Certified organisations in Singapore will then be able to exchange personal data with other certified organisations in participating APEC economies seamlessly.



Navigating the Framework for Claiming against an Insolvent Company

Mon, 09 Apr 2018

In Carpe Diem Holdings Pte Ltd v Carpe Diem Playskool Pte Ltd and others [2018] SGHC 37, a creditor of an insolvent company who asserted superior interest in a lease assigned to a third party was denied leave against the company or liquidator.



MAS consults on proposed guidelines to protect users of e-payments

Fri, 06 Apr 2018

The Guidelines will standardise the protection offered to individuals or micro-enterprises from losses arising from unauthorised or mistaken payment transactions from the protected accounts of these account holders.



MOM, NTUC and SNEF issue Tripartite Standards on contracting with self-employed persons and unpaid leave for unexpected care needs

Fri, 06 Apr 2018

Tripartite Standards are aimed at increasing the adoption of fair and progressive workplace practices in Singapore. They complement existing laws and Tripartite Guidelines and Advisories.






Securities and Futures Act substantial shareholding notification requirements extended to substantial unitholders of unlisted business trusts

Thu, 05 Apr 2018

Under the Amendment Regulations, an “unlisted business trust” refers to an unlisted recognised business trust or unlisted registered business trust.



Singapore, Malaysian and Thai regulators sign MoU to enhance ASEAN CIS Framework to give retail investors wider access to fund managers

Thu, 05 Apr 2018

The new set of “Standards of Qualifying CIS” which fund managers under the Framework have to adhere to can be found on the ASEAN Capital Markets Forum website.



IPOS Case Summary: Bridgestone Corporation and Bridgestone Licensing Services, Inc. v Deestone Limited - [2018] SGIPOS 5

Thu, 05 Apr 2018

The Application Mark was found to be more dissimilar than similar to the Opponents’ marks, and the opposition failed on all grounds.



Stage Set for First Virtual Currency Trial

Wed, 04 Apr 2018

Key points addressed in the SICC’s recent decisions in B2C2 Ltd v Quoine Pte Ltd [2017] SGHC(I) 11 and B2C2 Ltd v Quoine Pte Ltd [2018] SGHC(I) 04.



Implementation of Deferred Prosecution Agreements

Tue, 03 Apr 2018

Key Points of Deferred Prosecution Agreements and what it entails for companies who are subject to investigations by regulatory authorities in Singapore.



Healthcare Singapore March 2018

Tue, 03 Apr 2018

Imminent revision of PHMCA will allow nurses and pharmacists to prescribe medicine; Healthcare Productivity Fund to receive S$80 million boost.



Can a joint-tenant's interest be subject to a seizure and sale?

Thu, 29 Mar 2018

In Peter Low LLC v Higgins, Danial Patrick [2018] SGHC 59, the SHC concluded that a joint tenant's interest in land is in fact exigible to a writ of seizure and sale.



Dryden and others (Appellants) v Johnson Matthey Plc (Respondent) [2018] UKSC 18 (on appeal from [2016] EWCA Civ 408)

Mon, 26 Mar 2018

The Respondents, a factory which had breached their duty to clean their factory, leading to their employees (the Appellants) developing platinum salt sensitization, were found liable to the Appellants for financial loss.



Winding Up To Unlock Deadlock: A Cautionary Tale

Fri, 23 Mar 2018

The decision of Perennial (Capitol) Pte Ltd and Anor v Capitol Investment Holdings Pte Ltd and Ors [2018] SGCA 11 serves to highlight the importance of the contents of a company’s constitution in joint venture companies.



Latest IP Developments: global IP index, Clarins Fragrance trade mark case, USA Pro IP Limited trade mark case and PropertyGuru case

Fri, 23 Mar 2018

This article provides summaries of the latest 2018 IP cases and a link to the US chamber international IP index.



Enforcement of margin loans: drawing a line between a valid transfer and an unauthorised disposal

Thu, 22 Mar 2018

The SCA concluded the Transfers were permitted under the terms of the Loan Agreement.



Determining Dispute Resolution in an International Context

Thu, 22 Mar 2018

In Hilton International Manage (Maldives) Pvt Ltd v Sun Travels & Tours Pvt Ltd [2018] SGHC 56, the SHC granted the Plaintiff a permanent injunction restraining the Defendant from taking any steps in reliance on the Maldivian judgment.



Note on the Criminal Justice Reform and Evidence (Amendment) Bill

Wed, 21 Mar 2018

The Criminal Justice Reform and Evidence (Amendment) Bills were passed in Parliament on 19 March 2018. The Bills contain wide-ranging changes to investigative powers, court procedure, and sentencing powers.



Note on the Criminal Law (Temporary Provisions) (Amendment) Bill

Wed, 21 Mar 2018

The Criminal Law (Temporary Provisions) (Amendment) Bill was passed in Parliament on 6 February 2018. This is the 14th time that the Act has been renewed since 1955.



Trade Developments in Southeast Asia - 2017 and Beyond

Tue, 20 Mar 2018

This update provides an overview of the trade developments in Asean in 2017, including FTAs, import/export requirements, sanctions, and anti-dumping legislation.



Global: New model jurisdiction and governing law clauses for use with ISDA Master Agreements

Mon, 19 Mar 2018

The new model exclusive, and non-exclusive, jurisdiction clauses and a revised model governing law clause can be used to replace the standard provisions in either the 1992 or 2002 ISDA Master Agreements.



Singapore Joint Investigations Arrangement to Cover More Financial, Regulatory Offences

Mon, 19 Mar 2018

MAS and CAD announced 13 March that they will extend the Joint Investigations Arrangement (JIA) to cover all offences under the SFA and the FAA. Prior to this, the JIA only encompassed market misconduct offences under Part XII of the SFA.



Court of Appeal clarifies meaning of “common property”

Mon, 19 Mar 2018

In Sit Kwong Lam v Management Corporation Strata Title Plan No 2645 [2018] SGCA 14, the SCA clarified the meaning of “common property” under the BMSMA in the context of a strata title development.



Singapore Employment Act Amendments: Expanding coverage to professionals, managers and executives while tightening rules on hiring foreigners

Fri, 16 Mar 2018

The amendments to the Act also seek to tighten rules around hiring foreign workers, e.g. the minimum qualifying salary to apply for an S-Pass for foreign mid-level skilled staff will be raised from S$2,200 to S$2,400.



TPP Takes on Renewed Life as CPTPP – A New Opportunity

Fri, 16 Mar 2018

The CPTPP was signed on 8 March 2018 by 11 Pacific-Rim countries. This article summarizes the background and benefits of the CPTPP for Singapore companies.



Court of Appeal Upholds Setting Aside of Arbitral Award

Fri, 16 Mar 2018

The SCA upheld the SHC decision of GD Midea Air Conditioning Equipment Co Ltd v Tornado Consumer Goods Ltd [2017] SGHC 193 in allowing an application to set aside the key parts of an arbitral award on jurisdictional and procedural grounds.



Singapore Court of Appeal: Claims from Other Contracts Cannot Be Set Off in an Adjudication

Thu, 15 Mar 2018

In the case of Civil Tech Pte Ltd v Hua Rong Engineering Pte Ltd [2018] SGCA 12, the SCA declined to allow the withholding of payment, based on a claim or asserted set-off which arises from a separate construction contract.



URA seeks feedback on proposed changes to Sale of Commercial Properties Act and Rules, and new anti-money laundering and counter financing of terrorism requirements on developers

Thu, 15 Mar 2018

This article provides a summary of the proposed changes to the SCPA and SCPR, including the requirement to obtain sale licence before they can sell the units, new rules on advertisements.



Singapore Court of Appeal holds directors of insolvent family-owned shipping company stripped assets to evade creditors under guise of a fictitious “restructuring plan”

Thu, 15 Mar 2018

In Parakou Investment Holdings Pte Ltd & Anor v Parakou Shipping Pte Ltd (in liquidation) and other appeals [2018] SGCA 3, the directors breached their fiduciary duties by causing Parakou to dispose of its assets while the company was insolvent.



Budget 2018: Analysis of major tax changes

Wed, 14 Mar 2018

This articles highlights of some of the tax changes announced in Budget 2018.



Five likely key themes in Public Policy developments in Singapore in 2018

Wed, 14 Mar 2018

This article provides a broad overview of five hot topics of raising taxes, the ageing population, increasing healthcare expenditures, the housing market, and improving education.



Budget 2018: Key highlights from a Public Policy perspective

Wed, 14 Mar 2018

This article provides a summary of highlights of the Budget Statement against the backdrop of our anticipated key themes in public policy developments in Singapore in 2018.



PDPC releases new Guide to Basic Data Anonymisation techniques

Tue, 13 Mar 2018

The Guide is intended to provide nformation on techniques for anonymising data to organisations which do not intend to release the anonymised data into the public domain but who share data with other entities.



Infrastructure Protection Act: The New Regulatory Framework for Security-by-Design

Tue, 13 Mar 2018

This update focuses on: the differences between "Special Developments" and "Special Infrastructures"; criteria for designation and obligations post-designation in relation to security-by-design.



Singapore to offer better protections for gig economy workers

Tue, 13 Mar 2018

Second Minister for Manpower Josephine Teo addressed some of the TWG recommendations at the recent Committee of Supply parliamentary debates in Singapore on 5 March 2018. This article summarises its key features.



MAS encourages financial institutions to use technology to enhance customer on-boarding experience

Mon, 12 Mar 2018

The MAS Circular deals with FIs’ use of MyInfo as a verified source of identification information and highlights considerations relating to the use of NFTF verification measures.



Parliament passes Cybersecurity Bill: Protecting critical information infrastructure against cybersecurity threats

Mon, 12 Mar 2018

The Bill was passed in Parliament on 5 Feb 2018. This article touches on key aspects of the Bill, and summarizes the highlights of speeches by ministers during the second reading of the Bill.



Singapore High Court holds that claim to sole beneficial ownership of shares in a company does not give rise to a caveatable interest over registered land owned by the company

Mon, 12 Mar 2018

In Jhaveri Darsan Jitendra & Ors v Salgaocar Anil Vassudeva & Ors, the SHCapplied the principle that a company is a separate legal person from its shareholders. Owning all of a company's shares is not the same as have a proprietary interest in its assets.



CCS proposes guidance note for airline alliance agreements

Fri, 09 Mar 2018

The Note aims to assist airlines with self-assessments as to whether they should notify the CCS regarding the alliance agreements that they intend to enter in respect of section 34 of the Competition Act.



CCS clears proposed joint venture to offer commercial flight training

Fri, 09 Mar 2018

The article sets out the reasons why the Proposed JV was unlikely to lead to a substantial lessening of competition within the relevant markets.



CCS clears proposed acquisition of shares relating to supply of instant coffee mixes and instant milk tea mixes for in-home sales in Singapore

Fri, 09 Mar 2018

The proposed transaction was an acquisition by the wholly-owned subsidiary (JDE Asia) of a global coffee company (JDE) of the entire issued and outstanding share capital of a publicly-listed company on Bursa Malaysia.



Malaysia and Singapore to set up stock market trading link

Thu, 08 Mar 2018

On 6 Feb 2018, the MAS announced it will work together with the Securities Commission Malaysia to facilitate the establishment of a stock market trading link between Bursa Malaysia and SGX by the end of this year.



SGX issues consultation paper seeking feedback on proposed amendments to Listing Rules for mineral, oil and gas companies

Thu, 08 Mar 2018

Some of the proposed amendments are regarding the requirement to establish reserves and the qualified person's report.



Journals Online: Equity and Opportunism in the Law of Contract: A Case Study in Fusion by Diffusion

Thu, 08 Mar 2018

The purpose of this article is to explore Smith’s “opportunism thesis” in the context of contract law, with particular reference to the doctrines of duress, undue influence and unconscionability.



Singapore updates transfer pricing guidelines emphasizing compliance, introducing penalty regime

Wed, 07 Mar 2018

This article summarizes IRAS' new guidelines, which incoporates the new Income Tax (Transfer Pricing Documentation) Rules 2018 and amendments to the Income Tax Act.



Just Announced – 5 March: Employment Act to be Broadened to Cover More Employees

Wed, 07 Mar 2018

This article summarizes the key changes to the Employment Act that was just announced by the Minister for Manpower in Parliament.



Navigating Collective Sales - Important Considerations

Wed, 07 Mar 2018

This note highlights key changes in the regulatory and legal landscape since the last collective sale boom, and the resulting implications for the various stakeholders in the current wave of collective sales.



Developments in International Arbitration, Construction & Projects in 2017

Tue, 06 Mar 2018

This article highlights some of the notable decisions issued over the course of the past year in the areas of international arbitration, construction and projects.



Steel and another (Appellants) v NRAM Limited (formerly NRAM Plc) (Respondent) (Scotland) [2018] UKSC 13 (on appeal from [2016] CSIH 11)

Tue, 06 Mar 2018

Ms Steel, a solicitor, was found liable for careless misrepresentation by the Inner House. She had sent an imaccurate email to the Respondent, who relied on it to its detriment.



Bilateral investment treaties: rebalancing between ‘the West’ and ‘the rest’

Tue, 06 Mar 2018

The shift in political and economic power from Western states to emerging economies is giving rise to new types of arbitration claims.



Investor-state dispute settlement in the age of Trump

Mon, 05 Mar 2018

Investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) under the Trump administration looks set to remain a feature of such agreements in 2018 and beyond, albeit in amended form



Healthcare Singapore February 2018

Mon, 05 Mar 2018

Cybersecurity's role in medical devices regulation, public consultation on proposed tobacco-control measures in Singapore and amendments to Asean cosmetic directive.



Piercing from Behind the Veil: Singapore High Court rejects attempt by company insider to pierce the corporate veil

Mon, 05 Mar 2018

This case discusses the law on corporate veil piercing before and after the recent case of Jhaveri Darsan Jitendra and others v Salgaocar Anil Vassudeva and others [2018] SGHC 24.



Journals Online: Construing a Treaty against State Parties’ Expressed Intentions?: Sanum Investments Ltd v Government of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic [2016] 5 SLR 536

Mon, 05 Mar 2018

This note will suggest that the CA was animated by a desire to clarify important points of public international law and curial procedure; points which are instructive to future investor–state cases arising from the International Arbitration Act.



Journals Online: Singapore Academy of Law Distinguished Speaker Lecture 2017 – The Doctrine of Penalties in Modern Contract Law

Fri, 02 Mar 2018

This article attempts to examine the position of two conflicting courts on the doctrine of penalties and propose where we might head from here.



High Court considers scope of Court’s power to grant Third Party Releases in Schemes of Arrangement

Fri, 02 Mar 2018

In the case of In the Matter of Empire Capital Resources Pte Ltd [2018] SGHC 36, the SHC held that it had the power to allow a meeting to be convened to consider third party releases for the Note Issuers.



Intellectual property arbitration: an emerging trend

Fri, 02 Mar 2018

Parties have been turning to international arbitration in increasing numbers to resolve cross-border intellectual property (IP) disputes.



Third-party funding: beyond the traditional model

Fri, 02 Mar 2018

This trend of third-party funding of international arbitration into the mainstream is expected to accelerate in 2018.



Short-term home sharing in Singapore: is it here to stay?

Thu, 01 Mar 2018

In this article we explore (1) the law applicable to short-term homestays, (2) proposals to regulate short-term letting, and (3) whether tenancy agreements with creative termination clauses can withstand legal scrutiny.



IP Newsletter February 2018

Thu, 01 Mar 2018

This article summarises the recent cases of Guccitech Industries (Private Ltd) v Guccio Gucci SpA [2018] SGIPOS 1 and Novartis (Singapore) Pte Ltd v Bristol-Myers Squibb Pharma Co [2017] SGHC 322.



MAS Consultation Paper on Draft Regulations for the Mandatory Trading of Derivatives Contracts

Thu, 01 Mar 2018

This article summarizes key aspects of the mandatory trading regime proposed by MAS. The consultation period ends on 23 March 2018.



Arbitrating international tax disputes: what next?

Wed, 28 Feb 2018

The resolution through arbitration of state-to-state disputes arising under international tax treaties is an emerging trend.



Summary dismissal gains ground: a welcome development for financial institutions

Wed, 28 Feb 2018

The ability to defeat meritless claims at an early stage of arbitral proceedings may attract more financial institutions to international arbitration.



Singapore budget introduces GST on imported services, promotes nation’s roles as financial and innovation hub

Wed, 28 Feb 2018

The article goes through both the domestic and international aspects of the Budget 2018 and concludes that it is a good budget that aims for sustainability and maintains Singapore's position as a financial hub.



The Singapore International Commercial Court considers when witnesses may give evidence by video link

Wed, 28 Feb 2018

In Bachmeer Capital Limited v Ong Chih Ching and others [2018] SGHC(I) 1 granted the application of a Chinese national to give evidence via video-link due to his medical condition and the fact that his passport was held by the Chinese authorities.



FIDIC 2017 Update – Changes in contract administration and management

Tue, 27 Feb 2018

This update focuses on key changes in FIDIC 2017 which have implications for contract administration and management across all three standard forms.



Employment Law in Focus - Key Changes to Note in 2018

Tue, 27 Feb 2018

The updates are on terms of employment, discrimination, restraint of trade, workplace harassment, amendments to the CPF and Income Tax Acts, and the taxability of long-service gratuity payments.



Response to Feedback Received from the Public Consultation on PDPA Review

Tue, 27 Feb 2018

This Update summarises the PDPC’s responses and its new proposals to the feedback received, including the enhanced framework for the collection, use and disclosure of personal data and mandatory data breach notification.



[GBR] Receivable Financing with a Prohibition Against Assignment – A Possibility?

Mon, 26 Feb 2018

This case discusses the English CA case of First Abu Dhabi Bank PJSC v BP Oil International Limited [2018] EWCA Civ 14.



Paving the way for third-party dispute resolution funding in Singapore

Mon, 26 Feb 2018

This article discusses the amendments of the relevant legislation to allow third-party funding and the shift In global attitudes in the lead up to it. It also discusses implications for lawyers and clients in the way forward.



Budget 2018 – Buyers Stamp Duty Changes

Mon, 26 Feb 2018

This article highlights the changes and implications of the new BSD rate regime.



The validity of SOPA claims served early & waiver of jurisdictional objections

Fri, 23 Feb 2018

This article provides a summary of Audi Construction Pte Ltd v Kian Hiap Construction Pte Ltd [2018] SGCA 4 and comments on the decision thereafter.



How Corporations Can Stay Vigilant Against Online Banking Fraud – Lessons from Recent Court Judgments

Fri, 23 Feb 2018

This article examines recent judgments in Singapore and England and considers some simple proactive steps which corporations might use to adopt more secure methods of instructing banks and avoid becoming the latest victims of cybercrime.



Journals Online: The Law Governing Arbitration Agreements: BCY v BCZ and Beyond

Thu, 22 Feb 2018

This article examines Singapore and UK decisions regarding determining the governing law in arbitration agreements, with an emphasis on the validation principle.



Journals Online: Of Shifting Winds – Insured’s Pre-contractual Duty of Good Faith in Singapore

Thu, 22 Feb 2018

This paper examines how the courts in Singapore have dealt with this doctrine of pre-contractual duty of disclosure and whether Singapore has similarly imported the unsatisfactory position.



Journals Online: Morally Blameless Wrongdoers and the Change of Position Defence

Thu, 22 Feb 2018

This article argues that morally blameless defendants who have committed torts of strict liability should be able to raise the change of position defence against claimants who sue for a release fee.



Journals Online: Reflections on s 2(2) of Singapore Evidence Act and Role of Common Law Rules of Evidence: New Discoveries on Intentions and Implications

Thu, 22 Feb 2018

This article presents a new finding on the correct draftsman of the section, and propose a reconsidered approach to deal with application of the common law rules of evidence when applying the Evidence Act.



Journals Online: Recent Developments Concerning Similar Fact Evidence in Singapore: Pushing Boundaries of Admissibility

Thu, 22 Feb 2018

This piece addresses two recent local decisions on similar fact evidence that demonstrate the court’s difficulties with reconciling the provisions of the Evidence Act with a more flexible approach that can be developed through the common law.



Journals Online: Shifting Paradigm of Investment by Charities

Wed, 21 Feb 2018

This article argues that charitable identity is dependent primarily on executive provenance. For the sake of charitable success, the focus should be on exercise of teleological judgment rather than on exercise of care by charity trustees in investments.