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Supreme Court Case Summary: BNP Paribas SA v Jacob Agam and another [2018] SGCA(I) 07

CA held that an appeal is deemed withdrawn pursuant to O 57 r 9(4) of the Rules of Court as a result of non-compliance with O 57 r 9(1).

Lau Cheng Kai and others v Public Prosecutor [2018] SGHC 218

Criminal law — Prevention of corruption act
When an irreversible merger flouts Singapore’s competition law at consumers' expense

When an irreversible merger flouts Singapore’s competition law at consumers' expense

What can we expect from the new market then, taking into account Grab’s business model, the CCCS directions as well as any other restrictions under Competition Law?

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AHTC trial: Public should be mindful of comments to avoid sub judice, say experts

AHTC trial: Public should be mindful of comments to avoid sub judice, say experts

There are, at times, grey areas as to whether a statement might be prejudicial in nature: Legal experts

Counsel highlights views of Khaw and MND

Counsel highlights views of Khaw and MND

The Ministry of National Development (MND) and its then minister Khaw Boon Wan "did not have any difficulty" in accepting the Workers' Party-led town council's decision in 2011 to waive the tender process for a new managing agent.

AHTC trial: Incumbent agent would have cost more, says defence

AHTC trial: Incumbent agent would have cost more, says defence

An alternative calculation of how much an incumbent managing agent would have charged Aljunied-Hougang Town Council (AHTC) compared with hiring a new one was put forth by defence lawyer Leslie Netto yesterday.

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Construction firms challenged as business shrinks, cashflow hit

Construction firms challenged as business shrinks, cashflow hit

Razor-thin margins appear to be Achilles heel; but new legal developments hold out hope for smaller companies facing insolvency.

Tharman tweaks MAS prohibition orders upon appeal

Tharman tweaks MAS prohibition orders upon appeal

People under MAS prohibition orders can appeal to the minister in charge. A three-person committee holds a hearing and submits a written report to the minister, which he considers in making his final decision.

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Yancoal to file legal objection to Noble's restructuring

Yancoal to file legal objection to Noble's restructuring

Yancoal, which is labelled as a potential "other scheme creditor", is also set to challenge the jurisdiction of the English courts.

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Singapore High Court examines Order of Precedence clause

In Sinolanka Hotels & Spa (Private) Limited v Interna Contract SpA [2018] SGHC 157, the SHC ruled that the arbitral tribunal lacked jurisdiction to determine the dispute and also dismissed the alternative application to set aside the final award.

LawWatch - October 2018 Edition

This update includes summaries of notable cases such as Bintai Kindenko Pte Ltd v Samsung C&T Corp [2018] SGCA 39 and The Wellness Group Pte Ltd v Paris Investment Pte Ltd & Ors [2018] SGCA 47.

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